The organizing committee of the competition includes several successful Hawaii Island entrepreneurs, several UH-Hilo College of Business faculty, and the Director of the Small Business Development Center at UH Hilo. UHH students are assisting in administering the competition.
Organizing Committee for 2017:
- Co-Chairman: Mr. Kelly Moran, President/Founder, Hilo Brokers, Ltd.
- Co-Chairman: Dr. Jim Wyban, Principal, Marine Genetics, LLC
- Mr. Jerry Chang, Director of University Relations, UH Hilo
- Dr. Emmeline de Pillis, UH Hilo, College of Business and Economics
- Mr. Dennis Boyd, Director, Small Business Development Center Kona
- Ms. Laurence Sombardier, Marketing Director, NELHA
- Gordon Takaki, Economic Development Committee Chair, Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce