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INNOVATE Hawaii is here to help. We serve small and medium-size companies of all industries in Hawaii who are willing to invest time, money, and people to build and improve their business. INNOVATE Hawaii will help you find, save, and make money. We act as your general practitioner, providing a wealth of knowledge and meeting various industry-specific needs. We have worked in food processing, agribusiness, construction materials, management consulting, SBIR/STTR grant assistance, electronics, metals, secondary wood, textile, biotech and many other industries applying our expertise to a broad base of industries in Hawaii.

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Success Stories

Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts - FABEX

Report Year
Salty Wahine’s management was interested in expanding their current customer base in Japan while introducing the company’s new food service line of products. Management knew that the Japanese consumer market favored their Hawaiian Sea Salts and the company had brand recognition in the area of gourmet Hawaiian products. In order to increase their

Hawaiian Pie Company Mana Up Accelerator

Report Year
The Hawaiian Pie Company’s business grew quickly and in 2017 Joel and Jan Hori were looking for new ways to expand the bakery. They had ideas on where they wanted to take the business but were looking for resources, insight and partnerships to help them reach their goals.

Hawaiian Chip Company - Third-Party Audit

Report Year
Hawaiian Chip Company is a well-known and established brand in Hawaii. The company is known for their quality product and has had the opportunity to partner with some large firms within Hawaii—for example, Hawaiian Airlines. However, in order to expand the company outside of Hawaii and into different regions and countries, Hawaiian Chip Company

"Cost of doing business in Hawaii is higher than it is in most other places in the United States, so the additional funding assistance provided by HTDC/Innovate Hawaii is key to helping businesses grow, hire from the local high-tech talent pool, and stay in the state. The technology industry is essential to propelling Hawaii forward."

—Isar Mostafanezhad, Ph.D., Founder/Principal

Created March 18, 2019, Updated June 2, 2020