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Our Story

Founded in 2012, Bizgenics grew from a lemonade stand contest into a Hawaii-based 501(C)(3) nonprofit dedicated to championing creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Recognitions include:

  • 2018 Finalist, Chaminade Business Plan Competition
  • 2015 Finalist, Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Hawaii Venture Capital Association
  • 2014 Finalist, Charity of the Year, Pacific Business News
  • 2014 Charity of the Year, Hawaii BBB
  • 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year (Steve Sue for Bizgenics & BizGym), Hawaii BBB
  • 2012 Finalist, Chaminade Business Plan Competition

Built for a Vision

We seek to create a world of aloha, happiness and fulfillment. For us, this means inspiring, bringing hope and uniting people. To these ends, we have developed combined expertise in the following:

Education

We champion all people, particularly under-served youth, to discover their unique strengths and the confidence to proactivity engage in making interests and dreams into reality. We seek to empower all people irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, socio-economic, life circumstance or any other factor. See our Diversity Plan »

Key education expertise employed in our programs include STEM/STEAM, Project-Based Learning, Social-Emotional Learning, Hawaii’s HA-BREATH, Learning Management Systems and Soft Skills development and assessment.

Creativity

We champion creativity, including the arts of inspiration, innovation, design-thinking, communication arts and entrepreneurship to turn ideas into action. “Innovation” and “entrepreneurship” to us means creating market-ready outcomes that yield measurable value.

We’re known for story-based design thinking, project-based learning and “hackathons” (innovation challenge events) that include leadership, team-building, collaboration, business modeling, financial forecasting, branding, goal setting and more. See our Programs »

We foster visioning of social venture enterprises that are economically sustainable, yet strive for true legacy as social ventures that help society beyond mere productization and profit.

Technology

Our nonprofit is unique in that it has received years of grant funding support to develop software applications.

This is possible as our founders include technologists that donate service and license support from their for-profit software developmetn firm, SaaS Ventures. We take great care to ensure that benefits flow only from SaaS Ventures to Bizgenics and never the obverse. In fact, SaaS Ventures is th largest funder to Bizgenics.

Bizgenics also enjoys use of SaaS Ventures’ SaaS Microservices Platform as well as access to an offshore development team.

Goals: Support “3Ps”

People, Planet & Philanthropies

PEOPLE: supporting the under-served & the needy.

PLANET: protecting, renewing & sustaining environments.

PHILANTHROPIES: supporting community orgnizations.

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Mission

Our Mission is to empower all people to discover unique personal skills and learn positive social values to catalyze a bright future.

"Empower all people"

We serve all people regardless of age, gender, race, socioeconomic position, geographic, etc. A key strategy to effect this is to deliver our programs in both traditional print and modern digital software throughout the world.

“Discover Unique Personal Skills”

We believe that each person has a unique combination of skills and perspective. The goal therefore is to help individuals understand their unique powers which fosters personal motivation, desire and interest. We believe that individuals’ “pull” motivations yield superior results than institutional “push” strategies.

“Learn Positive Social Values”

We believe the goal of mere profits in business is a low bar of success. While businesses need to make a profit to care for team members and to power sustainable good works, we place great emphasis in the idea that truly great businesses care for teams, sustain themselves and make enough to support worthy causes. To that end, we also believe that these higher goals will not be achieved unless we challenge and inspire people to reach for them.

“To Catalyze”

Our goal is to empower people to become agents of positive change through the arts of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. This takes many forms beyond mere business and entrepreneurship, ideally moving people to unite, be hopeful, optimistic and inspired to create positive change. 

“A Bright Future”

We champion the idea that business is defined as simply being helpful. By extension, we also champion the idea of the “Social Venture” as a business that is simultaneously self-sustaining (including making a profit) and does significant good for the world in at least one of the what we call the 3Ps ~ People, Planet & Philanthropy. At the same time, any activity has possible downside risks, thus we also foster being mindful of unintended impacts and being vigilant to do no harm.

From the Chairman

Are You a Hero?

At Bizgenics, we seek heroes. Heroes with big ideas, big hearts and the desire to make cool stuff. Experienced heroes to pass on positive values and knowledge to others. Sponsor and donor heroes who have the bandwidth to provide resources to scale good ideas. Volunteer heroes who value connecting with others to make a stronger community. Partnering heroes who have related missions and see value in creating solutions together. And of course, next-generation heroes like students and lifelong learners.

Wherever we can, with whomever we can, we seek to leverage creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial skills for the betterment of all. So if you have a good idea, please Contact Us »

Good news! If you’ve read this far, you clearly have hero DNA. So on behalf of the Bizgenics, I salute you for having the heart and mind to make the world a better place.

With aloha,

Steve Sue, Chairman, Bizgenics