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Are You a Maui Food Entrepreneur Ready to Take Your Food Business to the Next Level?

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Our Application Period Is Now Closed.  We Are Reviewing Applications for Our Second Maui Accelerator Program, and Selected Participants Will Be Notified By March 15.

The Maui Food Innovation Center at UH Maui College provides business and technological expertise to food and agricultural entrepreneurs like you throughout the State of Hawaiʻi.  Our Maui Accelerator Program (MAP) is the first food-industry business accelerator program of its kind.  MAP Participants will receive training in food safety, good manufacturing practices, industry trends, business planning, marketing, nutritional analysis, packaging, financing for food business and export regulations. The program will culminate in a one-day entrepreneurial networking event and pitch presentation to a panel of judges, as well as investors, venture capitalists, food companies, wholesalers and other potential partners and customers.

Native Hawaiian, women, and minority business owners are encouraged to apply.

$300 Special Tuition for Initial Launch of MAP.

For more information, contact Chris Speere at speere@hawaii.edu, 808-984-3690.

 Coming Soon: Certified Test Kitchen at the MFIC

We have secured funding through the Hawaiʻi State Legislature to create a state-of-the-art, shared use commercial test kitchen in the Laulima Building at UH Maui College Kahului campus.  This facility will have the capacity to design, test, and produce foods such as sauces, soups, jams, jellies, entrees, bakery products, dehydrated snacks, refrigerated fresh-cut produce, and raw or cooked meat, poultry and seafood products.

Please visit our About page to learn more about the MFIC’s mission and goals!

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 Aerial View of University of Hawaiʻi Maui College Kahului campus, where the Maui Food Innovation Center will be located.
The Maui Food Innovation Center is partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor in the amount of $759,350. Funding does not pay for student costs to participate. The Maui Food Innovation Center is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TDD/TTY: (808) 984-3325.

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