This competition is open to individuals or groups (for-profit or non-profit) whose business plan focuses on developing startup or expanding a business based on Hawaii Island.*
The purpose of the Competition is to stimulate development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem on Hawaii Island. The competition encourages contestants to develop or refine their business plans towards developing viable new businesses on Hawaii Island. A grand prize of $25,000 in seed money will be awarded to the winning plan, and a special category for the Student Tuition Scholarship Business Plan Competition
will awarded sinners UH Hilo and HCC tuition scholarships.
* Please note, real estate developments are specifically excluded from the HIplan competition.