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Pacific Media Group: Official Media SponsorThis business plan competition is co-hosted by the University of Hawaii at Hilo and NELHA, and is administered by the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce. The competition is open to any individual or group (for-profit or non-profit) whose business plan focuses on developing startup or expanding a business based on Hawaii Island.

The purpose of the Competition is to stimulate development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem on Hawaii Island. The competition encourages contestants to develop or refine their business plans towards developing viable new businesses on Hawaii Island.

A grand prize of $25,000 in seed money will be awarded to the winning plan, and a special category has been added this year for the best business plan cultivated by students at UH-Hilo and Hawaii Community College.

The Competition

The Competition
The competition is open to any individual or group (for-profit or non-profit) whose business plan focuses on developing or expanding a business based on Hawaii Island.

Schedule

Schedule
UH (and local High School) students will be encouraged to enter or attend the competition.

Rules & Registration

Rules & Registration
To enter the competition, submit a written business plan based on the provided outline.

Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee
The organizing committee of the competition includes several successful Big Island entrepreneurs, several UH-Hilo College of Business faculty, and ...

Why Hawaii Island?

Why Hawaii Island?
Hawaii Island (aka Big Island) is the largest island in the Hawaii Chain. It boasts World class facilities in Astronomy atop Mauna Kea, 2 national parks ...

Download the "Outline"

Download the
Download the PDF Detailed Outline here

A Special Message from the 2016 Winners: