2019 Hui Holomua BUSINESS FEST

13th Annual...The Business of STEM

Wed Oct 23, 2019
The King Kamehameha Golf Club
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Registration: Noon Luncheon+Keynote session
$60 MNHCoC Members
$65 Non-members

Register TODAY...
or pay by phone at 808-757-3045.

STEM refers to
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Many people associate STEM with education and curriculum, but STEM’s practical impacts go far beyond, cutting across all business sectors.
— Frank De Rego, Jr., MNHCoC president

  Conference Schedule...


Wednesday, October 23, 2019
 8:00 AM  
 Registration & Coffee Service
 9:00 AM  
 Opening Protocol
 9:15 AM  
 E Komo Mai (Welcome):
  -President's Welcome
  -Mayor's Welcome
  -Words from Auction Beneficiary
  -Intro of MC Brickwood Galuteria
 9:45 AM  
 Opening Speaker:
 -Ramsay Taum, “Science is Hawaiian Culture”
10:10 AM  
 Featured Speaker:
  -Tiare Martin, Program Manager UH Maui
   High Performance Computing Center
   Explore the connection of gender and
   culture in the business of STEM.
10:45 AM  
 STEM Entrepreneurism & Investment (panel):
  -Donavan Kealoha, venture capitalist
  -Miki Tomita, Co-founder Education Incubator
 Moderator: Omar Sultan
11:45 AM  
 Lunch Buffet
    Music... KSM Hawaiian Ensemble
12:35 AM  
 Welcome Keynote Speaker:
  -Teri Gorman, MNHCoC
12:40 AM  
 KEYNOTE Presentation:
  -Kaʻiulani Kimura, Executive Director,
   Imiloa Astronomy Center, Hilo
 1:20 PM  
 Networking, Visit Auction
 1:45 PM  
 Millennial Maoli in Tech (panel):
  -Trey Fernandez, (KSM ʻ12)
  -Makai Mann, (KSM ʻ12)
  -Michael Gorman (KSM ʻ12)
  -Brialyn Onodera, (KSH ʻ12)
 Moderator: JD Armstrong
 2:30 PM  
 Molokaʻi High School Robotics Team (panel)
  Winners: Rookie All-Star award.
  Robotics World Championship

  -Nathalie Holsten, student
  -Randall Cabreros, student
 Moderator: Edwin Mendija, Teacher/Advisor
 3:15 PM  
 Closing Speaker:
  -Noa Kekuewa Lincoln, PhD, assist. professor
   Indigenous Crops and Cropping Systems,
   UH Mānoa Department of Tropical Plants
   and Soil Sciences
 3:45 PM  
 Closing Reception (no host)
   -Live Music by Na Kane O Kaʻa
Register TODAY...
 or pay by phone at 808-757-3045

  • WHEN: Wed Oct 23, 2019
  • WHERE: The King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapū
  • TIME: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Registration: Noon Luncheon+Keynote session
      $60 MNHCoC Members
      $65 Non-members
Scenes from Business Fest

GIVE -(Chinese Auction)

This year’s “Chinese Auction*” will raise funds for Makahiki Athletic Association. Popularly called MAʻA, which in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi literally means “to be second nature”.  MAʻA is a sports-focused, intercultural, interscholastic organization that connects diverse communities through cultural education-based athletic training and competitions in private and public schools. They seek cultural preservation while reversing negative health effects through cultural sports.

Impacting over 11,000+ individuals in the area of cultural sports in the past two years on Maui, participants and spectators have received education on the history of Makahiki, studied the rules and techniques of each game and exhibited their skills in friendly competition….
Please Kokua... Auction Donations Help build cultural education-based athletic training and competitions for our local keiki.

Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce is collecting new and lightly used items for this Chinese Auction fundraiser. Please donate auction items—new gift items or lightly used treasures are welcome! Call Pua Canto at 808-633-3079 (m).

* A Chinese auction is a combination of a raffle and an auction where each item has it's own "hat" from which one winner for that auction item is picked. This allows ticket buyers to buy as many tickets as they like and choose which item to focus on, with no limit to how many tickets or "chances to win" per each item.

MAʻA is run by Unda Kava 808, Inc., a new 501(c)3 community based organization. To learn more about MAʻA, visit their FaceBook page.