X-celerating Foodpreneurs of Hawai’i

The Maui Food Innovation Center (MFIC) is a unique first in-state incubator fostering Agribusiness and Foodpreneurs x-celeration and education. Part of the University of Hawai’i Maui College, located in Kahului, Hawai’i, MFIC is helping build a stronger, economically diverse, and sustainable Maui by supporting the value-added food industry. MFIC assists its community by providing technological expertise, innovative training, consultation, a manufacturing facility, and a Resource Hub for new and established food entrepreneurs endeavoring to bring their products to market locally, regionally and nationally.


  • INCREASE profitability via development of new value-added food products.
  • REDUCE dependence on imports
  • CONTRIBUTE to the sustainability of island-based agriculture.
  • CREATE jobs.
  • IMPACT revenue for food businesses, Maui County, and the State of Hawai’i.
  • CONNECT foodpreneurs with food industry leaders and business experts.
  • SERVE community with outstanding service and education.


Mentoring and development of regional food entrepreneurs.


Providing a home for small businesses to grow in a shared-use test kitchen.


Training programs for non-credit and certificate-based programs.

Current Classes

MFIC delivers innovative educational and technical training courses to support a vibrant value-added food industry and serves a broad array of individuals within the community:

  • Agribusinesses
  • New and established food entrepreneurs
  • Food service business
  • UHMC – Culinary, Business, Science students interested in food manufacturing
  • Workforce development
  • Women, Veteran, and minority-owned food businesses
  • Native Hawaiian food business owners

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