Rising up: Hawaiian Kine Trading Co. wins Mahi‘ai Scale-up competition

  • Dallas Stewart and husband, Sean, founded Hawaiian Kine Trading Co. in 2018. The company is the winner of the 2021 Mahi‘ai Scale-up business plan competition, and will receive a $45,000 cash prize as well as business coaching and services. (Kamehameha Schools/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Ku-A-Kanaka, a family owned, Native Hawaiian social enterprise working to revitalize Kapapa Loʻi o Kealiʻikuaʻāina in Waipio Valley, rounded out the top three, winning $25,000. (Kamehameha Schools/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Hawaiian Kine Trading Co. is the winner of the 2021 Mahi‘ai Scale-up business plan competition, which helps established local farms and food system organizations grow their businesses.