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*
CNHA Business Loans
Pitch Competition Awards
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.
Our Sponsors & Partners
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement
with the U.S. Small Business Administration
G. Max Mukai
What We Do
Rent & Mortgage Relief
We can help you find the resources you need for your ʻohana to thrive -from mortage to utilities and assistance programs.
Kilohana is a collaborative of complementary change agents committed to fulfilling HTA’s vision and specific directives.
Our community programs work with members of our community to develop the skills and resources needed to thrive.
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