Our Story

Who we are

FoundHer was created by women for women and provides research-tested resources critical to the success of an early-stage wāhine-led business.


Hawaiʻi FoundHer is an entrepreneur accelerator specifically for Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian women and mothers in Hawaiʻi, and the only operating women’s accelerator providing childcare and non-dilutive grant funds.


FoundHer economically empowers culturally driven, ethically conscious, women-led businesses, and serves as a model for indigenous-serving groups across the world.

Founding Principles

  • Investing in women’s education and funding women-owned companies is good for the economy and good for everyone.
  • Women should be able to access funding at the same rates as men and feel empowered to ask for more!
  • Having kids should not be a barrier to entry in entrepreneurship.
  • Cultural grounding is a precursor to entrepreneurial success.
  • Women deserve to take up space at the table.
  • Exits are not the primary indicator of a startup’s success.

Operating Partner

The Purple Mai'a Foundation is on a mission to educate and empower the next generation of culturally grounded, community serving technology makers and problem solvers.

Donors/ Sponsors


Meet our founders and our operating team.


Discover Our Impact: Explore the significant milestones we've achieved, including job creation, company growth, fund distribution, and more.