Round 2 Competition

Congratulations to the 15 semi-finalists who  progressed to Round 2 of the HIplan Competition!

  • Ahualoa Farms: Proposes to revive a coffee industry on the Hamakua Coast.
  • Ai Pono Mushrooms, LLC: Proposes to grow gourmet mushrooms for local restaurants and consumers.
  • Alaka’i Academy: Proposes to build a new facility for its child-development center.
  • Big Island Tiny Homes: Proposes to build small, affordable houses with concrete.
  • Bokoa Farms: Proposes to process invasive waiawi (strawberry guava) wood into chips for smoking meat.
  • Cocoa Outlet & The Chocolate Guy Hawaii: Proposes to build a warehouse and processing center for locally-grown chocolate.
  • Empi Empi Foods: Proposes to cultivate the legume gandule (pigeon pea) both for food and for soil enhancement.
  • Hawaii Farmers Exchange: Proposes new approaches to marketing locally-grown coffee and tea.
  • Kona Coco Farms: Proposes to host new fields of dwarf coconut palms and market their products.
  • Lava Zone Lifestyle, LLC: Proposes to manufacture presses for making cannabis “rosin”.
  • Namaka Algae: Proposes to cultivate spirulina (blue-green algae) as a nutritional supplement.
  • Renewable Ocean Energy, Inc.:  Proposes to commercialize a hydroelectric generator that operates on shorelines.
  • Spicy Ninja Sauce, LLC: Proposes to market its locally-produced line of hot sauces and condiments.
  • Sunshine Pediatric Clinic, LLC:  Proposes to expand access to pediatric medical services on Hawaii Island.
  • The Water Machine: Proposes to market its countertop water purification system.

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