Pū: to share in nourishment – as in knowledge & inspiration.

Lau: many – as in many minds, bodies & mana

Hala: to pass through.

Pūlauhala: Expanding Small Business Intelligence

E ūlana ana pūlauhala mea ‘ike i ho’okahi;
Weaving many forms of knowledge into one, with humility and understanding that there is much to learn in life.

Bringing indigenous communities together by strengthening small businesses for Native Hawaiians, Women-owned, Single Parents, Minority (Eg. Asian-Pacific), and LGBTQ+ Communities on Molokai.

Pūlaulala is an accelerator program looking for interesting small businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups that are interested in learning & expanding their company.

  • Molokai-based
  • Retail or Service Businesses
  • Agriculture and Farming

Accelerator Program

  • Workshops: financial assistance and access to capital, contracting and procurement, marketing, operations, business development, exporting, industry-specific training, and more……
  • Monthly one-on-one consultations
  • Mentor matching with industry experts based on needs and stage of business
  • Support on branding & narrative
  • Introduction to new sales channels
  • Access to Capital
  • Invitation to sell products at one of the largest events in Hawaiʻi

If you would like to be a part of this amazing community you can view the criteria and apply here. [APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED]

2023 Cohort Members

Amber KaholoaaMiah Music Molokai, LLC
Kenneth AdachiIB808
Solana Adachi**Palaʻelaʻe
Lesley Ann EscobarFarmGirl Kinis/ Farm Girl Hawaii
Arianna PattersonArianna Photography, LLC
Sharlah GloorSpencer Baby
Aulani HiroGirl Gang Inspired
Desiree CabrerosAccurate Venisons Solutions, LLC:
Hana Kupono Venison
Anuhea BeairSweet Kole
Nani KahinuNaʻIke, Ltd
Vanalouise NaehuConvyk
Whitnelle PhiferHiwahiwa Inspirationz
Lehua Paris GreenwellHulalei Designs
Rufina KaauwaiRosebuds Creations
Mahalo to everyone who applied!

Funded (in part) through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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