Organizing Committee

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
Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii

Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii (NELHA) in Kona is the world’s premier center for marine science, natural energy R&D and mariculture center –

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