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The Mission

We seek to revitalize the Hawaiʻi economy by empowering local business owners to achieve success. We are passionate about what we do and are committed to promoting the growth and prosperity of Hawaiʻi. 

Hawaiiverse is a company full of amazing people whose purpose is to give Hawaiian made products and businesses the spotlight they deserve.  

Hawaiiverse puts in the work to create the best environment for our creators, workers, and customers alike. 

Here at Hawaiiverse,  we strive to showcase all of Hawai’i’s quality products and craftsmanship as well as connect our local communities and businesses on a much larger scale.

This is accomplished through a 100% guarantee of each product being locally made, designed, or manufactured in Hawai’i through our vetting system. As well as showing how local products equals quality products and the Hawaiian ideals and beliefs of supporting our local communities!

Hawaiiverse is committed to building our vision and mission through innovation and the hard work and dedication we put in everyday. 

The following is what we believe in and what drives and motivates us. 

Being Pono - The value of integrity, rightness, and balance. King Kamehameha III reminds us “Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono." - The 'life' of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.

Innovation - Dream big and hustle to execute. We pride ourselves in being able to pivot when needed and implementing technology to help us accomplish our work.  

Accountability and Transparency -  we foster trust, honesty, and eagerness to work on improvement. 

‘Ohana - “‘Ohana means family, and family means nobody gets left behind” - Lilo from Lilo and Stitch. Our local business owners are at the center of everything we do, they are our ‘Ohana. 

Kākoʻo - to support and uplift our business community and each other. We We're hyperfocused on connecting our small business community with a global audience to support thriving economy.

Hawaiiverse is delighted to be a company that is driven to be an equal opportunity employer as well as creating a happy and inclusive environment for all. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, neurodiversity, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other non-merit based or legally protected grounds.


“Working at Hawaiiverse has given me the opportunity to find purpose within my work through helping boost local communities all while working with such an amazing team!” 
- Samantha Lichstein, Business Development Associate

"From day one, the warm and inviting environment helped ease my nerves, instilling in me the confidence that even if my work wasn't perfect, it would be met with constructive feedback and support to help me grow both personally and professionally.” 
- Jai Mortensen, UH Hilo Intern

“My internship with Hawaiiverse has allowed me to grow my outreach and event planning skills. I’m so thankful for the positive and supportive staff members!” 
- Bethany Ballesteros, Kāpili 'Oihana Intern, Summer 2023

"I enjoyed how it gave real world experience. As someone in high school, it's hard to get this type of hands-on experience, as most of the work you do is hypothetical. By taking part in this internship, it allowed me to recognize where my passions lie--while at first I wasn't entirely sure of my major, I am certain now."
- Kacie Niino, High School Intern