Building Economically Resilient Native Communities 

Our objective is to generate cashflow for Native Hawaiians the best way we know how- by starting an online business and leveraging the power of the internet. Help us keep more Hawaiians living in Hawaii!

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Some Of Our Student's Brands

What Is Māpunawai?

The vision behind Māpunawai is to redefine what it takes and disrupt the image of the stereotypical entrepreneur in order to allow the average person the opportunity to own their own business and generate cashflow to increase their financial resiliency. 

Our program takes place over a six-month period and guides participants through the process of starting 
their own physical product brand, and to begin taking sales on

The goal is for this new business to quickly generate cashflow to help keep Native Hawaiians living in Hawaii.

This Program Is For People Who Have...


Little To No Business Experience

The best way to learn entrepreneurship is by following a proven formula and roadmap.

If you can bake a cake, you can start a profitable business with no previous experience!


No Product To Sell Or Start Up Idea 

We use data analytics and product research skills to discover the most profitable products, in the least competitive niches so you can go from zero to taking sales on ASAP.


Limited Time And Money To Start

Think in profits instead of wages!  Work in your spare time and automate the day-to-day business operations through FBA.

Plus most brands of our brands start up for less that $500.

How It Works

Step 1.

Niche Market Identification: 

Participants perform a deep dive analysis into their own unique strengths, interests and hobbies to find their ideal market to sell to.

Step 2.

Product Research & Manufacturing: 

Participants then perform guided product research and use advanced data analytics to choose their first product based off of market demand and competition levels. They then identify manufacturers, negotiate pricing + logistics, and place their first order.

Step 3.

Listing Creation & Optimization:

Using over the shoulder training, participants write compelling ad copy, descriptions and titles to search engine optimize their product listings and maximize conversion rates.

Step 4.


By this point, students will be making steady sales. They can choose to repeat the process, adding more products to their line in the same way as their first or look at our level two training program. The level two system is much more complex and time/capital intensive.

Expected Timeline

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Month #1-3

Creating Your Amazon Seller Account          

Finding Your Niche

Product Research & Analytics

Choosing Your First Product

Month #3-5


Listing Creation & Optimization                   

Keyword Research & SEO

Pay-Per Click (PPC)

Month #6

Email Marketing

Social Media Management & Ads                  

Launching Product #2

Scaling Your Brand 

Removing The Barriers To Entry

Lowest Start Up Cost (Both Time & Capital)- We expect $500 in start up funds for inventory and 2-4 hours a week of work

1-On-1 Guidance & Mentorship- Students get constant access to our team of mentors by Zoom & Email

Like-Minded Group Of Your Peers- Join our Facebook group for motivation, collaboration while you grow your ecommerce brand

De-Risking The Launch Process- Learn how to use actual data to validate our products and markets before launch

Our Students Learn Transferable Skills Like...

  • Product Research
  • Keyword Research & SEO
  • Paid Ads Training (PPC)
  • Conversion Optimization
  • Product Sourcing & Manufacturing
  • Email Marketing
  • Social Media Management
  • Data Analytics

Apply Today & Build Financial Independence

There are limited seats available, and applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in applying for the mentorship program, don't wait! 

After all of our applications are in, we will ask that you join us for a quick video call to make sure we're a good fit for each other. Again, the program is FREE thanks to KSBE so our seats will fill up fast. Tap the button below to get started.

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