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Join us for an intimate early evening about Innovation to Scale Up with two of Hawaii’s prominent business innovators.

What: Join us for an intimate early evening about Innovation to Scale Up with two of Hawaii’s prominent business innovators as we launch the NEXT series to connect todayʻs leaders to Hawaiiʻs next generation.

Olin Kealoha Lagon is a Native Hawaiian social entrepreneur based in Honolulu. As founder of multiple tech companies, he pioneered online crowdfunding to raise over $100 million for projects globally. Olin co-founded the nonprofit Purple Mai’a Foundation which provides STEM education for Hawaiiʻs youth. His current cleantech venture Shifted Energy enables greater renewable energy adoption by grid operators across the U.S. and internationally. Olin has deep experience in engineering, business strategy, and community development. He serves on boards focused on education and economic advancement in Hawaii. Olin is dedicated to creating innovative businesses that provide opportunities for indigenous communities.

Brett Kimura is the President of RevaComm, a web development and IT consulting firm based in Honolulu, Hawaii. With over 15 years of experience, Brett leads RevaComm’s strategic planning, operations, sales, marketing, and project delivery. He specializes in Agile, DevSecOps, human-centered design, and software development. Brett has successfully led the creation of numerous web systems, applications, websites, and digital marketing campaigns. He is passionate about leveraging design and technology to help organizations improve efficiency and meet their goals. Brett holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information and Computer Sciences from the University of Hawaii.

Requirement: bring your curiosity and wonder.

Location: HTDCʻs Entrepreneur Sandbox. 4:30pm check-in opens. Come early. Drinks and pupus will be ready.

Relationship Building: please bring your favorite beverage or munchies to share with 2 other people. We will have cups and plates.

Parking: Lot C , $1 per hour.

Hosts: Cindy Matsuki of HTDC (cindy@htdc.org), and Ian Kitajima of PICHTR (ian.kitajima@pichtr.org)


  • 4:30 pm – Come early to relax
  • 5:00 pm – Welcome & Announcements
  • 5:15 pm – Program
  • 7:30 pm – Pau



The Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR) was established by the 1983 Legislature and, originally managed within the University of Hawaii for administrative purposes, was incorporated in 1985 as an independent Hawaii-based not-for-profit. Their vision is to become a leader in planning, development, evaluation and deployment of place-based sustainable practices to facilitate their adoption and implementation throughout Hawaii and Asia Pacific.


INNOVATE Hawaii is the state’s NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network Center, which supports small and medium-sized manufacturers to enhance their productivity, growth, and technical performance through programs and services across the islands. www.htdc.org/programs/#innovate-hawaii

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodations due to a disability, contact Dave Molinaro at 539-3806 and dave@htdc.org as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible have a greater likelihood of being fulfilled. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats.

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