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3 New Kid-preneur Books by BGF

3 New Kid-preneur Books by BGF

Introducing our new Kid-Biz Book Series for at-home, after-school and/or in-classroom use. And all of them are available for purchase at Amazon.com! "Kid-preneur's Startup Kit" This kidpreneur's workbook is for K-12 kids to learn the arts of entrepreneurship and...

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What is a Social Venture?

What is a Social Venture?

I must confess: I was recently asked to be on a panel about Social Ventures and didn't know what that meant. So I googled it and found a bunch of stuff summarized as follows: Social Ventures are undertakings that leverage business skills to do sustainable...

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HawaiiWebLog on Lemonade Alley

HawaiiWebLog on Lemonade Alley

Huge mahalos to Ryan Ozawa at HawaiiWebLog for doing such a nice writeup on Lemonade Alley's coming 5th year! Seriously. 5 years! Some say it takes that long to know if a non-profit program is going to stick... we'll we've ben up to sticky and sweet stuff for enough...

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Brand-Aid Hawai‘i Kicks Off

Brand-Aid Hawai‘i Kicks Off

Another BizGym Foundation project kicked off this week with the inaugural Brand-Aid Triage Pop-up. Special Thanks to Dr. Evans and the gang at Argosy University for being the presenting sponsor and hosting the event at Tamarind Park at Bishop Square in downtown...

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BGF on Midweek Cover

BGF on Midweek Cover

In Hawai‘i, getting profiled on the cover of Midweek is a dream for many. I didn't really get that until we arrived there this week. so I'm especially thankful to Midweek business & entrepreneurial writer Christina O'Connor and photographer extraordinaire Nathalie...

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Lemonade Alley Volunteer Meeting

Lemonade Alley Volunteer Meeting

We had our very first Lemonade Alley 2015 volunteer meeting at Protohub in December and we are so excited for this year's team! BGF Executive Director, Lesley Harvey led the way and talked about all the exciting things we have planned for the competition this year....

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BizPitch Camp!

BizPitch Camp!

BizPitch Camp: The BizGym Foundation Crew is winding up for its next big event coming up in November. Thanks to a grant from the super cool folks at HTDC, we present to you...”BizPitch Camp!”  Baseball season may be coming to an end, but we all know that business...

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Twerk Your Brain!

Twerk Your Brain!

Newbie! Last night I got out of my comfort zone and attended one of Kimee Balmilero’s amazing performance art classes, Twerk Your Brain. Kimee, Camp BizGym Director and professional actor, developed this 2-hour class designed for the adult attendee, particularly for...

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Aloha Lesley!

Aloha Lesley!

Introducing Lesley Harvey, BGF's new Executive Director! Lesley was hand-picked by outgoing Executive Director Caroline Kim as the next-gen leader to take BGF up another rung. Lesley knows BGF very well as she has been serving as its grant writer under Caroline for...

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Aloha Caroline!

Aloha Caroline!

Huge mahalos to Caroline Kim, retiring Executive Director of the BizGym Foundation. Caroline has been with BGF as a key contributor, volunteer and Lemon Crew committee member since the very inception of Lemonade Alley back in 2011. Nothing has been beneath her (we...

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BBB 2014 Charity of the Year

BBB 2014 Charity of the Year

Thanks to the Honolulu business community and Better Business Bureau for recognizing the BizGym Foundation with the Charity of Year Torch Award. As a new non-profit (2013), this nod of approval will certainly help secure the future of BGF. Both of our programs,...

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