There may be no one more invested in Hawai‘i’s startup community than Meli James, an entrepreneur in her own right who launched successful apps in Silicon Valley before returning home to build Startup Paradise.
Josh and Cory created the first brick-and-mortar vape store in the islands in 2011. They have grown their e-cigarette business to be the largest in the state. Josh and Cory have remained competitive in the industry thanks to their understanding of the e-cigarette industry, their penchant for new technologies and, most importantly, their connection with the consumer.
John Leong’s career is evidence of the determination and conviction it takes to see a vision through to fruition. He’s brought community partners together to shape Kupu into a flourishing nonprofit that trains and places youth in sustainability internships and job positions.
On a trip to Hawai‘i in 2003, Maui Brewing Company owner and founder Garrett Marrero was enjoying a local beer that he later realized wasn’t actually brewed in Hawai‘i.
Since being featured in 1999, Christine Camp founded Avalon Development and grew the business from a one-woman real estate consultancy to a team of 27 professionals overseeing the development and management of $300 million in real estate assets.
When Shelton Higa started SAH, Inc. with partner Ashlee Matsui in 2009, his priority wasn’t to create one of the biggest or fastest-growing companies in Hawai‘i. Shelton was focused on delivering outstanding design and construction work in Hawai‘i. The rest was just a bonus.
From kitschy to classy, the International Market Place reopens with a new focus on design, cuisine and fashion
Members of Hawai‘i’s business community gathered at the historic Royal Hawaiian hotel for the Business Achievement Awards Gala 2016
Philip Richardson, president of production company Current Affairs, is redefining the possibilities of what events can accomplish