Empowerment through Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship


Values + Creativity

Project Shaka

Project Shaka began as a documentary, growing into a movement of Shaka-based programs including free stickers, school curriculumHawaii DMV license plates and a monument. 

Hawaii State DMV Shaka License Plate


Documentary Film

“Shaka, A Story of Aloha”

Shaka, A Story of Aloha is a documentary on the origin and meanings of the Shaka gesture. Produced during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it offers philosophical solutions to the ills of a difficult time.

Many competing stories on the gesture’s lineage exist. In the absence of clear factual evidence, all credible versions will be presented. But more important than historical details, is the meaning and morals contained in this geture known around the world.

Shaka, A Story of Aloha will be be distributed as a feature length documentary film. See the trailer at »

Hamana, Shaka, A Story of Aloha

Digital Media

ID8 Studios

ID8 is a for-rent soundstage at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox in Kaka’ako. ID8 is State-owned and developed by HTDC, DBEDT & CID. Commercial and community users can book time with community orgs invited to apply for up to 50% rental rate discounts.

ID8 Studios Digital Media Soundstage Bizgenics

Financial Literacy Training

Bizgenics is the official nonprofit training organization for SumoSum financial forecasting software. SumoSum is useful as a financial literacy tool from middle school (13 years old & up). 

SumoSum Financial Forecasting & Literacy Software

Info Tech Partnerships

HaccUp App Development

HaccUp offers fast, inexpensive and sustainable app development for social venture applications. Includes use of a powerful SaaS Microservice™ Platform coupled with off-shore backend coding resources. If you have an app idea for social good, contact us.

HaccUp App Development Social Venture Partnerships

Story-Based Design Thinking

BizzyB Online Learning

BizzyB is an online innovation & entrepreneurial learning platform for students (ages 13 & up) that features a story-based approach to design thinking.

Students, parents, educators and employers collaborate on a platform that combines STEM curriculum, project-based learning and design-thinking in a format that fosters leadership, creativity, entrepreneurial mindset and other soft skills.

Culinary Entrepreneurship

Lemonade Alley

Lemonade Alley is a student entrepreneur meets philanthropic challenge for students grade K-12. Teachers can execute this program in varying lengths from a single class to a semester-long market day experience. Student workbooks and teacher guides are available.

Project Lemon Tree 

Ecology, Ag & Construction

Project Lemon Tree is a hands-on multi-disciplinary applied STEM program that combines ecological sustainability, agricultural science, building engineering, construction, maker innovation and entrepreneurship. Students design and build their own outdoor classroom, and literally reap the fruits of their labors.

PLT also offers a citrus tree adoption program. Hawai’i residents can participate in urban tree planting that may include Meyer Lemon, Lisbon Lemon, Tahitian Lime, Key Lime, Yuzu, Tangerine, Navel Orange, Tangelo & Jabon.

Performing Arts

Hawai’i Comedy Festival

Hawaii Comedy Festival is an annual education conference on live sketch comedy, comedic videos, musical comedy, sketch writing, improv workshops and live music.