Hawaiiverse is the best place for all things local.

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  • The Mission

    Hawaiiverse is, and has always been 100% about supporting local Hawaiʻi businesses.

  • The Dream

    Imagine a Hawaiʻi where people buy made-by-locals, not made-in-China. Where they eat at family restaurants instead of fast food chains. Where we really are one big ʻohana. That day is coming, and it's coming soon - and all you need to do is follow us and keep supporting the mission!

  • The start

    Started in 2016, as a Facebook group, Hawaiiverse has expanded its community from social media to its online local business directory. Today, Hawaiiverse is Hawai‘i’s biggest online community-based directory of local businesses and deals for both residents and visitors. 

  • The Journey

    Since our start, we've filmed over 100 videos highlighting local businesses, expanded our business directory, and launched our 100% local product store. Our mission is to support our local small business community and continue to innovate on its behalf.

  • Jared Kushi CEO

    Waiākea High School
    University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • Taylor Martin CTO

    Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi
    University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • Kamaka Dias Director of Outreach

    Kaiser High School
    University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • Callie Martin Director of Operations

    Hilo High School

    University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo