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  Hawaii’s local food entrepreneurs could play a key role in making the state more food independent and fostering a sense of community, but there a...
Empowering Food Entrepreneurs (Hawaii Together)

Empowering Food Entrepreneurs (Hawaii Together)


Hawaii’s local food entrepreneurs could play a key role in making the state more food independent and fostering a sense of community, but there are a few state rules holding them back. Brynn Foster, the founder of Voyaging Foods, believes that if we could change these rules, it would reap huge dividends for Hawaii’s economy and culture. Foster joins 'Hawaii Together' host and Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President and CEO Keli'i Akina to share the history of her company, the challenges at-home chefs and bakers face when trying to make and sell their products, and some of the policies the state should look to change to help local food entrepreneurs thrive. The ThinkTech YouTube Playlist for this show is    • Hawaii Together   Please visit our ThinkTech website at and see our Think Tech Advisories at ThinkTech Hawaii streams from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm HST on weekdays. Check us out any time for great content and great community. If you have any questions, please send them to: Our vision is to be a leader in shaping a more vital and thriving Hawaii as the foundation for future generations. Our mission is to be the leading digital media platform raising public awareness and promoting civic engagement in Hawaii. ThinkTech Hawaii is a Hawaii Non-Profit Corporation: President and CEO - Jay Fidell Executive VP and COO - Carol Mon Lee Production Manager - Hayley Ikeda Administration Manager - Maria Sabio Station Manager - Michael Pangilinan Broadband Provider - Servpac Inc. Underwriters: Atherton Family Foundation Carol Mon Lee Center for Microbial Oceanography Research and Education Michael Sklarz The Cooke Foundation Hawaii Energy Hawaii Energy Policy Forum Hawaiian Electric Galen Ho of Immersive Worlds Kamehameha Schools Roberts S. Toyofuku and Pacific Law Institute Sharon Y. Moriwaki Shidler Family Foundation Sidney Stern Memorial Trust Volo Foundation Yuriko J. Sugimura ThinkTech treats this video as licensed under a creative commons license, and invites the public to view, distribute, disseminate and share it under the terms of that license. The information in this video is not to be relied upon as legal, medical, accounting or other professional advice. For legal, medical, accounting or any other advice, please consult with your own professionals. The views and opinions expressed by the hosts and guests in this video are their own and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of ThinkTech, its management or staff or other organizations with which our hosts and guests are associated.



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