The Hawaii Innovation Alliance (HIA) aims to create a more unified voice representing the islands’ innovation community (technology, startups, entrepreneurs, new and social media, etc.) to to foster innovation, educate lawmakers, and combat misguided policy. This is just the beginning, as we’ve got to start somewhere. Please invite your friends and let’s get this started… now!
HIA has several complementary meanings in Hawaiian. “hia: n. Desire, delight.” and “hi`a:To make fire with the fire-plow; the act of making fire thus. 2. Shuttle or needle for making nets; to knot or fasten the meshes of a net; to form a network; to bind, as house rafters”