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A world class Hawaiian institution setting the standard for excellence in education, innovation, and entrepreneurship in service of land and people.

 

 

We run 7 programs, ranging from technology education, to design & entrepreneurship, to workforce development to achieve our vision.
 

OUR PROGRAMS

EDUCATION

Creating opportunities to learn technology through place-based practices 

 

 

DESIGN + ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Empowering Hawaiʻi to innovate and
design solutions for people and place

 

LOCAL WORKFORCE

 

Train and upskill a local tech workforce in Hawaiʻi

 

In 2020, ʻĪnana taught

Technology classes for ʻōpio

Haumāna in coding, computer science, and digital literacy

In 2020, Purple Prize

Launched ventures

Funding raised and deployed

Workshops

Speakers + Mentors

External funds raised by teams

Community members financially supported teams

Investors attended private demo days

In the first year of Hiapo

Applications

Cohorts

%

Women

%

Native Hawaiian

Placed in local jobs

Mahalo to our supporters and partners

We mahalo nui to all of the generous and supportive organizations and
individuals who make it possible for Purple Mai’a to do its work.

Atherton Family Foundation

Kamehameha Schools

NaKupuna Foundation

Boys & Girls Club of Hawaiʻi

Parents and Children Together

Harold K.L Castle Foundation

Island Insurance Companies

Hawaiʻi Community Foundation

Best Buy

Environmental Protection Agency

Cooke Foundation, Limited

Friends of Hawaiʻi Charities, Inc.