HVCA Social Impact Entrepreneurs of the Year – Altino Coding

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The Altino Coding team, consisting of members from Oceanit & Kamehameha Schools, was honored at the 30th anniversary Hawaii Venture Capital Association (HVCA) Deal & Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. The Altino Coding team won Social Impact Entrepreneurs of the Year for their work to spread computer coding throughout Hawai’i. 

The HVCA honors finalists in 12 categories, celebrating Hawaii’s local entrepreneurs. The 18th HVCA Gala Awards Ceremony was held at the Waialae Country Club on March 1st and had the largest number of nominations to date. The Altino Coding team was selected by a panel of judges from Hawaii’s entrepreneurial community and business, professional, and community leaders. Visit https://hvca.org/pages/awards to learn more about the HVCA awards.

Oceanit is a major advocate for bringing coding to students & schools around Hawai’i – and is doing so by training local teachers to code Altino autonomous robotic cars. Partnering with Kamehameha Schools at the start of 2017, the Altino Coding team has now held nine full cohorts of teachers from all around the state. Drawing inspiration from South Korea, where coding will soon be a required part of students’ curriculum, Oceanit hopes every student in Hawai’i can be exposed to computer programming in the future. Click here to read more about Altino Coding.