What is Nalukai?
Nalukai is a free ten-day intensive tech, entrepreneurship, and design boarding camp 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 first ever product —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.