If you are a cultural practitioner, this video is a must-watch. Kilohana is partnering with KūHana to support cultural practitioners looking to scale up their business in the tourism industry. Join Kumu Hina and CNHA’s manager of the KūHana Business Accelerator Program, Max Mukai, as they discuss the importance of understanding your market and share valuable wisdom for entrepreneurial practitioners looking to thrive in a modern Hawaiʻi. Mai hilahila, applications are now open for the KūHana Business Program Cultural Cohort. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to solidify your business, expand your reach and create meaningful connections in our community.
KūHana helps local and Hawaiian-owned entrepreneurs in the startup to early stages of development get clear on their business strategy by hosting a 8-week business plan development class with tools, technical assistance, and ample networking. Each business will walk away with a completed business plan, a polished business pitch, and collaboration opportunities with their fellow cohort participants. Prizes are awarded to top performing companies each cohort with either technical assistance, cash prizes, or other forms of capital.
Graduates of the program may be also eligible for a discounted rate for a business loan with CNHA as well as a one-year business membership with CNHA, as well as ongoing technical assistance services paid for in full or in part by CNHA.
If accepted the fee for this course is $250, with a 50% discount for applicants CNHA Business Membership.
*Partial Scholarships Available*
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Mahalo to our funders and community partners for supporting our KūHana businesses by helping them set a kāhua on which to grow.
Meet the Graduates
KūHana Cohort 8 recently competed at the Native Hawaiian Convention, where the winners received a cash prize along with a technical assistance grant. Congrats to all the participating companies. Check their bios out here.
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