Ulupono InitiativeUlupono Initiative
As one of the most geographically isolated places in the world, Hawaii has much to gain by transforming itself into a self-sufficient, resilient community equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.
UXHI is a new community created for people in Hawaii and those with Hawaii ties interested in user experience (UX), user interface (UI) design, UX research, and everything in between. We’re geared toward building relationships, community learning, and career development.
From the UX curious to seasoned pros, join our free UXHI community to connect and learn with new UX friends, expand your professional network, and stay updated on the latest UXHI events.
Meet New UX Friends
Connect with other UX’ers with Hawaii ties through virtual meetups and workshops, then continue the convo in our UXHI Slack channel.
Learn With Others
Access a community with different experience levels who can serve as a resource for technical questions and professional connections.
Build Your UX Skills
Whether you’re a student, a career transitioner or just UX curious, add UX to your skillset with our speaker sessions and online resources.
Volta ChargingVolta Charging
Volta Inc. (NYSE: VLTA) is an industry leader in commerce-centric EV charging networks. Volta’s vision is to build EV charging networks that capitalize on and catalyze the shift from combustion-powered miles to electric miles by placing stations where consumers live, work, shop and play. By leveraging a data-driven understanding of driver behavior to deliver EV charging solutions that fit seamlessly into drivers’ daily routines, Volta’s goal is to benefit consumers, brands and real-estate locations while helping to build the infrastructure of the future. As part of Volta’s unique EV charging offering, its stations allow it to enhance its site hosts’ and strategic partners’ core commercial interests, creating a new means for them to benefit from the transformative shift to electric mobility.
155 De Haro San Francisco CA 94103 United States
VSI SolutionsVSI Solutions
“We at VSI Solutions believe that the opportunity and responsibility to reduce Hawaii’s overall energy consumption has never been greater. Our mission is to assist our clients in reducing their energy consumption as much as possible and provide them with the greatest return possible on their investment. We desire to be instrumental in taking our state closer to energy independence by starting with the reduction of our overall energy consumption through increasing efficiencies.“
1154 Fort Street Mall Honolulu Hawaii 96813 United States
Wailoa VenturesWailoa Ventures
To support founders whose ventures further community goals, we provide:
Information and consulting services
Connections to suppliers, advisors, partners, customers and capital sources within and beyond Hawaii
A range of funding options to suited to the needs of Hawaii founders including revenue-based financing, debt and equity
Wakelight TechnologiesWakelight Technologies
Wakelight Technologies is a small information technology firm established in 2001 with headquarters in Honolulu and offices in California, North Carolina and Florida. They offer services in project management, information technology, cybersecurity and telecommunications. Wakelight Technology hires employees to work in-house or contractually. This company hires professionals with experience in diverse areas of IT specialty, including application development, asset management, cybersecurity, database administration, network administration and systems administration. They may also hire professionals in management and administration. Full-time employees with this company earn standard benefits like health, vision and dental insurance, paid time off and retirement planning options.
155 Kapalulu Place Suite 109 Honolulu Hawaii 96819-1806 United States
To elevate and empower Hawaii founders and business owners at all stages of growth by fostering a culture of innovation and inclusion within Hawaii’s entrepreneurial community. XLR8HI is a community movement that brings together people, ideas, and opportunities to drive entrepreneurship and innovation forward for a more thriving and abundant Hawaii.
We firmly believe that entrepreneurial skill sets coupled with an innovative mindset and anchored in ALOHA are needed to answer the question, “How might we do business so Hawaii and its people are abundant, even long after we are gone?” We need you, we need everyone for our home to thrive. This work cannot be done by one individual or entity alone. Our team has been steadfast in our dedication to elevating Hawaii’s startup and small business community, and we believe the best way to achieve long-term transformation is by connecting and collaborating with others. This is why we desire to journey together with you.
Over the years, XLR8HI has helped Hawaii residents gain the skills and connections they need to achieve business success in a fun and inclusive environment. Our interactive workshops and programs are designed to accelerate your entrepreneurial mindset, while our community events connect you with fellow entrepreneurs and bring you thought-provoking insights from a lineup of innovation and business experts.
Our team has over a decade of experience working with and investing in Hawaii’s entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses. We’ve created novel investment mechanisms to fund their growth and invest 100% local dollars into local businesses and entrepreneurs. Our past work has been recognized nationally multiple times by the SBA, EDA, and even featured in Forbes.
ZMANA was founded on the Island of Oahu by business owners from the Construction and Cyber Security industries. Our goal at ZMANA is to create a security solution for residents and small businesses when it comes to protecting their investments, property, and the safety of their loved ones. ZMANA is here to provide a personalized and secure solution to your unique security needs.
Our daily motto at ZMANA is to listen and act with Aloha while working to provide the customized care that ensures our customers receive the best service possible.
At ZMANA we do not use complicated pricing structures or have a lot of overhead that keeps us from providing world class service. We are from Hawaii and live Aloha. We talk story, listen and respect all those we come in contact with. When you install a ZMANA security system, you are part of our Ohana. We are here to ensure that your Smart Solution system is optimally functioning at 100%, and that you and the people you care about have peace of mind.