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Kilo Hōkū – 2019 Purple Prize Demo Day

September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Kilo Hōkū – 2019 Purple Prize Demo Day

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kilo-hoku-2019-purple-prize-demo-day-tickets-65321172385

Traditionally, Kilo Hōkū is known as the the act of observing the stars, especially in navigation. Astronomers examine the night skies to chart their paths to a sometimes known destination, or at others, an unknown or uncharted destination.

The Purple Maiʻa Foundation has been on its own uncharted route since 2016 when it began its Purple Prize Indigenous Innovation Challenge. We’ve been navigating the way for the indigenous people of Hawaiʻi and our settler allies to build unprecedented, culturally-grounded technologies and ventures that optimize for community abundance and sustainability across the pae ʻāina.

But every year we run the Purple Prize, we give the public a chance to kilo hōkū, observe the stars. The stars are our entrepreneurs; our indigenous innovators.

A panel of five esteemed judges, who are leaders in the Venture Capital, government, and innovation spaces, will select three teams to be awarded prizes that in past years have exceeded $16,000!

This year, 12 teams are competing. You can check them out at https://purpleprize.com/building-phase-teams/

RSVP, kilo hōkū, be inspired, and learn what it means to innovate the maoli way!


September 21, 2019
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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