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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

Lubrco LLC - PPE Program and Business Expansion

Reported Year
In early 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic began to change all aspects of business and life. Up until this time Lubrco had run a successful business manufacturing lubricants, oils, and greases. However, the pandemic made the company shift focus and pivot into a new area of manufacturing - cleaning supplies - but Hawaii’s supply chain was strained by

Big Island Coffee Roasters - Mana Up Program

Reported Year
At the beginning of 2018 management began looking into business accelerators and exploring the idea of raising capital in order to continue growing and expanding the business. The overwhelming positive response to their product had shown that the coffee aficionado customer base was there and growing, and to meet demand, future business expansion

Honolulu Cookie Company - Metal Detector Audit and Food Safety Training

Reported Year
In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic halted tourism in Hawaii and in turn closed the direct-to-consumer retail locations of the Honolulu Cookie Company. With this revenue stream diminished, the company looked for different ways to reach consumers in order to preserve the business and employees’ jobs.Previously Costco had shown interest in Honolulu Cookie
Created March 18, 2019, Updated March 7, 2023