Launch Planned for 2020 Purple Prize Indigenous Technology Business Incubator

December 4, 2019, 11:01 AM HST · Updated December 4, 11:01 AM
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The Purple Maiʻa Foundation has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to hold the Kickoff Day launch of the 2020 Purple Prize, an indigenous technology business incubator.

The Purple Maiʻa Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization who’s goal is to empower the next generation of technology makers, designers, and entrepreneurs.

Maui’s Alec Wagner, Director of the Purple Prize said, “Mahalo nui loa, Office of Hawaiian Affairs for your support of place-based innovation and the empowerment of Native Hawaiians in STEM and entrepreneurship. It’s because of organizations like yours that we are able to deliver our services to the Hawaiian community and make Hawaiʻi the center of indigenous technology and innovation.”

PMF runs after-school coding and computer science programs for middle- and high school youth in underserved areas throughout Hawaiʻi and community-based design and venture ideation programs, and incubates highly impactful technology companies that are rooted in Native Hawaiian values.

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The launch event will be held on April 11, 2019 at KEY Project in Kahaluʻu on Oʻahu.

For more information on the event or to participate, visit purpleprize.com, purplemaia.org or contact the PMF team at [email protected]

PC: Wendy Osher

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