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Hi‘ilei Accelerator Grand Opening Soon!

The new service is the result of a 2016 US SBA Accelerator Competition Award

In 2016, Hi‘ilei Aloha LLC entered into a US Small Business Administration competition for seed funding to start up an small business accelerator. Out or 750 applicants, Hi‘ilei was named the national winner. Look for our grand opening, soon!

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2016 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

2016 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

Hiʽilei Aloha LLC selected as a General Pool Finalist

Hiʽilei Aloha LLC was selected as a General Pool Finalist in the 2016 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.

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Mahi'ai Match-up - Hawai'i Farm & Food

Mahi'ai Match-up - Hawai'i Farm & Food

Agricultural Business Plan Contest

Kamehameha Schools and the Pauahi Foundation are proud to sponsor Mahi'ai Match­Up, an agricultural business plan contest dedicated to supporting Hawai'i's sustainable food movement by cultivating local farmers and decreasing the state's dependence on imports.

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MidWeek Highlights Entrepreneurship Training Courses

MidWeek Highlights Entrepreneurship Training Courses

Article from May 24, 2016

In an article published on May 24, 2016, MidWeek reviewed the offerings of the Entrepreneurship Training Program offered by Hi‘ilei Aloha.  

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Course Helps Entrepreneurs Get Down To Business

Course Helps Entrepreneurs Get Down To Business

Exploring the benefits of the Entrepreneurship Training Program

The prospect of starting a business can be daunting, but an eight-week entrepreneurship training course from Hi'ilei Aloha helps take out some of the guesswork.

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Native American Small Businesses Receive $700,000 in Grant Funding from SBA

Native American Small Businesses Receive $700,000 in Grant Funding from SBA

U.S. Small Business Association - 10/2015

The U.S. Small Business association has awarded $700,000 in grant funding for projects promoting the development, and long-term survival of Native American businesses eligible under the SBA's 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program.

The SBA's 7(j) Program assists in providing specialized management and technical assistance to socially and economically disadvantaged small business owners.  Areas of assistance include operational planning and management; marketing, business development and financial analysis.

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Vegging out on the Waiʻanae Coast

Vegging out on the Waiʻanae Coast

Ka Wai Ola - 7/2015

Students in Waiʻanae and Nānākuli intermediate schools got to "veg out" this school year thanks to a project called ʻAi i ka Lāʻau that provided them with lots of healthy fresh fruits and vegetables and taught them how to prepare them at home.  

The project brought weekly cooking classes to campus through a partnership between Hiʻilei Aloha LLC, OHA's nonprofit subsidiary, And After-School All-Stars, a free after school program for intermediate and middle-school students.  

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World Indigenous Business Forum to be Held in Waikīkī

World Indigenous Business Forum to be Held in Waikīkī

Ka Wai Ola - 5/2015

At the World Indigenous Business forum in Guatemala last year, Nalani Takushi of Oʻahu invited the delegates to attend the forum's 2015 gathering in Honolulu. "I just did a call out to please join us in Hawaiʻi," Takushi said, adding that she was inspired after attending the conference for which the Guatemalan president provided opening remarks. 

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Training on writing grants, leadership development to start in May

Training on writing grants, leadership development to start in May

Ka Wai Ola - 5/2015

Hiʻilei Aloha LLC, a nonprofit subsidiary of OHA, will be holding workshops on grant writing and leadership development from May 13 through July 26. 

Workshops are free and are meant for nonprofit organizations, community leaders and individuals who are interested in developing collaborative, grassroots efforts to improve community conditions. 
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Indigenous forum will aim to foster talks, partnerships

Indigenous forum will aim to foster talks, partnerships

Star Advertiser - 4/2015

More than 700 delegates are expected to attend the World Indigenous Business Forum this fall in Wai­kiki, pumping an estimated $2 million into Hawaii's tourism economy.

The event seeks to connect indigenous leaders from across the globe to boost international trade as well as indigenous participation in business and economic development.

 

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