Nalukai Academy

July 12 - 22, 2019 and July 24 - August 2


Nalukai is a free 10-day intensive tech, entrepreneurship, and design boarding program for Hawaiʻi high school students.


What is Nalukai?

Nalukai is a free ten-day intensive tech, entrepreneurship, and design boarding program for Hawai'i high school students, with 10 days of virtual pre-camp learning and collaboration. Each student is provided with guidance from industry leaders who help students craft their own startups and pitch their idea to venture capitalists at the end of the camp. And best of all, when students are accepted into the camp, all the costs (including a new laptop) are covered by a full scholarship.


Build and launch a startup in 10 days

Work with a group of tech industry leaders and professionals who will walk you through the process of building your product or service —guiding you from start to finish. At the end of 10 days, you’ll have produced an MVP (minimum viable product) and learned how to pitch it effectively to investors and customers. 


Develop invaluable skills

Gain rare and valuable skills in entrepreneurship, technology, and design that will last a lifetime. Through a series of projects, workshops, and exercises, you’ll learn how to build sustainable businesses. Our students take a deep dive into product design, marketing and branding, project management, pitching and presentation skills, to name a few.


Learn from amazing peers and mentors

Past students say one of their favorite parts about Nalukai was the relationships they built. You'll get to meet and work with like-minded Hawai’i students who are makers, storytellers, and who want to have an impact — people just like you! You’ll also have a chance to work directly and learn from seasoned tech industry leaders. 


What Past Students Are Saying

I really like working on projects, especially projects that have meaning in the world...This camp has made realize more clearly what I want to do in the future.
— Lily Cho, Nalukai '17
Fifty lines deep in code I had a realization. Frantically bashing on my keyboard, I paused to take a look around. What I saw truly reassured me that I found my element, and that I’m truly where I’m supposed to be.
— Nick Wong, Nalukai '16
In this camp, I did more in five days than I did all throughout high school...I feel like I can conquer the frickin’ world!
— Amir Mirza, Nalukai '17

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