Current Member Businesses
Nate Pruszinske: FLTR
FLTR’s unique lenses are what really set FLTR apart from regular sunglasses, which are typically dull, monotone, and desaturating to your view. FLTR’s patent-pending double-gradients lenses shade your upper and lower view, brightening your center focus and enhancing color and contrast like nothing you’ve ever seen before! Instead of just darkening your view with regular sunglasses tones, you can choose between our three filtered lenses – Aloha, Resol, and Lago. FLTRs also use the latest protective vision technology, preventing 99-100% of the sun’s harmful radiation (UVA and UVB rays) from impacting and damaging your eyes! So not only are you enhancing your view, you’re protecting your eyes!
Rose Wong: Kolohe Ocean Gems
Kolohe Ocean Gems focused on providing beautiful, unique, and affordable jewelry with the highest levels of customer satisfaction & will do everything we can to meet costumer’s expectations. Rose Wong loves being able to create something unique and sharing that with her customers. We believe in spreading kindness and joy with every piece of jewelry!
Evan Young: VRCHIVE
VRCHIVE is a gaming content hub that enables gamers to share their experiences of 3D games through a 360 degree screenshot. These screenshots can be viewed in a 360 degree view through any virtual reality viewer. VRCHIVE has a proprietary technology to take 360 degree screenshots inside 3D games which can be utilized by game developers and marketers to promote virtual reality experiences.
Evan Young: Radial3D
Radial3D collaborative 3d imaging tools to our training medical professionals. Radial3D is a next generation web platform using the latest in Web3D capabilities recently unlocked on today’s connected devices. With support for current and future VR and AR devices.
Traven Watase: Scholar Sponsor
Scholar Sponsor is non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that is set to revolutionize the way scholarships are being created and received. By creating a two part system that allows students to quickly apply through a common application for scholarships while creating a crowd funding campaign on our website, we will be the most effective way for a student to raise money for school. We also take donors through all the curves of the IRS to ensure the most effective way to create a scholarship online.
Grant Takara and Carson Wong: Bristlebots
A small business that specializes in developing educational robotics kits for individuals and classroom/organizations. As one of our core values a portion of our proceeds goes back into the community and our founding roots doing our part to help sustain the robotics teams in the state of Hawaii.
Grant Takara: Masterstroke
The Masterstroke Airfoil Series writing instrument is a beautifully crafted twist pen inspired by the legendary American ingenuity & achievement in the aviation industry. This writing instrument stands out from the pack, boasts extraordinary contemporary detail, and sports smooth mechanics that completes the ultimate new writing instrument.
Alisha Kodama: Mohala Beach Swimwear
Bikinis designed and handmade in Hawaii with New Zealand influences. The main goal of Mohala Beach is to produce desirable styles for affordable prices. Each bikini is made to order, and all printed fabrics are purchased in limited quantities in order to keep each piece unique.
Mike Bravo: A Crew Apparel
Two brothers joined a small outrigger canoe club and it was love at first paddle. To them, paddling was more than a sport, it was becoming a life-long passion. Later that year, they knew that their hearts were set on something bigger – it was finally time to chase after their dreams. So they packed their bags (and paddles) and flew across the Pacific, finally arriving in the warm waters of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. Hoping to share their appreciation for the ocean with other ocean athletes and enthusiasts alike, A Crew Apparel was born.
Alumni Member Businesses
Travis Ito: HVN Apparel
The mission of HVN Apparel is to use quality apparel and apparel accessories as a platform to share an experience, HAVEN – being in the zone. HVN Apparel’s goal is to inspire active lifestyles, encourages creative expression, and cultivates environmental sustainability.
Quoc Hnuyh: Ngon Vietnamese Cuisine
Ngon is a restaurant delivering authentic Vietnamese food, located in Kakaako. Quoc partnered with his sister to launch in November of 2012, and Ngon continues to be one of the top rated Vietnamese restaurants on the island.
Kaili Taniguchi : Five Thousand Reasons
Five Thousand Reasons was launched by Kaili with the vision to provide children in underdeveloped countries the opportunity to acquire an education and instill a lifelong passion for reading and learning.
Kalani Ware : Gripptide
Gripptide is Custom Grip Tape art for skateboards & longboards. Kalani’s vision is to incorporate Polynesian tribal designs using grip tape.
Larry Martin : SmarTummy
SmarTummy is a first-of-its-kind abdominal examination simulator designed to train medical, nursing, and EMS students in diagnosing a variety of abdominal ailments.
Jarrett Kodani : Design Hunter 808
Design Hunter808 is a Hawai‘i-based research and design (R & D) company dedicated to developing America’s future technology, today.
Kurt Cullen : Lau Lau Kau Kau
Serving up da best kine Lau Lau for catering. (website coming soon)
Mary Zhou : HI Boba Tea
Serving a healthier cup of milk tea.
Ryan Young : Red Chair Painting
A high-quality miniatures painting company.
Ren Tachino and Tyler Yafuso : TimeStoppers Hawaii
Timestoppers Hawaii is a company based in the 808-state. We specialize in a unique form of photo booth photography. Using multi-camera technology, we provide an innovative way to capture a moment in time.
Tamiano Gurr : Pacific Roots Apparel
Pacific Roots, based in America Samoa, offers a wide range of items from island accessories, hats, local crafts, clothes and more pacific themed products, many of which are exclusive to Pacific Roots. Tamiano features local artists, representing pacific culture to customers all over the world.
Kristin Schwartzlose : Set Sail Accessories
Set Sail hosts a variety of accessories designed and hand crafted by Kristin. One of her signature items are the yoga mat bags, which have recently been featured on an Etsy ad. Set Sail Accessories are currently available on Etsy.com and also distributed across local and international retail stores.
Alex Vallejo-Sanderson : Fried Ride HI
Fried Ried HI is a full service to convert your car to run on recycled vegetable oil.
Jerrimae Castillo : J Styles
J Styles provides salon services including hair, makeup, and facials in your own home. Instead of taking her skillset to a salon, Jerrimae decided to use her background in cosmetology to build her own.
Morgan Roman : Kona Web Studio
Creates webpages in english and japanese for hawaiian businesses.
NaShonda McGaughy : Beauty Meets Utility
Interior designing businesses.
Peter Chastagner : www.peterchastagner.com
Specializes in ghost writing services.
Reid Shimabukuro : Reid Shimabukuro Photography
Professional photography services.
Steve Bull : Homecare Reporter App
Home Care Reporter is a phone service that allows caregivers to leave a message for family members about how their loved one is doing. Quick and easy, Home Care Reporter encourages independent living and promotes positive dialogue between caregiver and family members. Messages can be reviewed at the family member’s convenience and archived.