Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. (ML&P) is a land holding and operating company dedicated to agriculture, resort operation and the creation and management of holistic communities. ML&P owns approximately 22,000 acres on the island of Maui, on which it operates the Kapalua Resort community. ML&P also owns and manages the 8,304 acre Pu‘u Kukui Watershed Preserve, which is the largest private nature preserve in the state of Hawai‘i.
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Kamehameha Schools' mission is to create educational opportunities in perpetuity to improve the capability and well-being of people of Hawaiian ancestry. Statewide, Kamehameha serves over 6,900 students from preschool through the twelfth grade. The Kamehameha Schools are also the state’s largest private landowner with approximately 365,000 acres throughout the state. It is also one of the world's largest private education endowments, with the Trust's value climbing to over $9.1 billion in 2007/2008.
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The Khosla Ventures mission is to assist great entrepreneurs determined to build companies with lasting significance. Khosla Ventures offers venture assistance, strategic advice, and capital to entrepreneurs. The firm helps entrepreneurs extend the potential of their ideas in both traditional venture areas like the Internet, computing, mobile, and silicon technology arenas, but also supports breakthrough scientific work in clean technology areas such as bio-refineries for energy and bioplastics, solar, battery and other environmentally friendly technologies.
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Finistere Ventures is a leading life science venture capital firm based in San Diego. Their advisors include thought leaders and practitioners in the fields in which they invest, and enable them to understand the challenges of commercialization of innovative technologies. Their current investment strategy focuses on Food, Energy and Health technologies related to agricultural and energy innovation, and medical devices and diagnostics.
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Grove Farm has land holdings of over 38,000 acres on the island of Kaua‘i. Currently, Grove Farm is shifting its focus toward management of its prime holdings on Kaua‘i, enhancing its land and water resources to meet Kaua‘i's housing needs and to promote diversified agriculture. In its transition from a sugar plantation to a land development and management company, Grove Farm continues to maintain its keen focus and commitment to the Kaua‘i community. It is well known for its responsiveness to change and meeting new challenges, with a rich heritage of leadership initiated by its founder 150 years ago.
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The Ulupono Initiative is a Hawai'i-focused social investment organization. Ulupono — meaning to prosper through the right, or pono, path — is rooted in the local wisdom that a healthy environment and a healthy economy go hand in hand.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for island residents in three areas: more renewable energy, more locally produced food, and less waste. By supporting local efforts to improve our economy and environment, the Ulupono Initiative ultimately aims to enrich the lives of Hawai'i's people.
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