HVCA Intrapreneur of the Year: Ian Kitajima


Oceanit’s technology sherpa and design thinking advocate, Ian Kitajima, was presented with the Intrapreneur of the Year award at the 17th Annual Hawai’i Venture Capital Association (HVCA) Gala in February, 2017. A staunch supporter of technology industry growth in Hawai‘i, HVCA fosters entrepreneurial development through networking, education, and access to venture capital.

Referred to as “inside leaders,” the Intrapreneurs Award honors a person capable of implementing policies, technologies, and applications to increase a company’s brand and productivity. Ian is responsible for corporate development and commercialization of Oceanit’s award-winning products & services and strives to balance Oceanit’s culture to create, fund, incubate, and transition new technologies to market with a community mission to create a more prosperous Hawai’i. Read more here.