June 28, 8:00am - 10:00am HST. Hosted at Entrepreneurs Sandbox
part of a series on Wonder
About the speaker
Ben Flores is the beverage director for the Hi Brau Room, the cocktail parlor above Aloha Beer in Kakaako. There, he oversees the cocktail, beer, and nonalcoholic drink menu, including creating original and exciting cocktails.
“I’ve always had a passion for beverage and a passion for food. I found myself in a position where I could bring the two together and make a career out of it,” he says.
From upscale restaurants in Missoula, Montana to the trendy cocktail scene in Kakaako, Ben has collaborated and worked alongside a variety of award-winning chefs and bartenders.
Behind his success, Ben credits talented mentors, extensive self-education, and a whole lot of “research” (hand moves to mouth to mime drinking).
Before joining Aloha Beer, Ben was the beverage director at 12th Ave Grill in Kaimuki where he earned national recognition for his signature cocktails, house-made bitters, and cutting-edge ice program.
When he’s not behind the bar, Ben is recharging with his wife, Sande.
A are a Honolulu based digital marketing/creative agency. As a digital marketing agency, we take the “marketing” very seriously. Nothing is cookie-cutter and everything is tailored to our client’s needs and expectations. We are inspired by you. Your awesome is blended with our awesome — and with our powers combined; insert Captain Planet. JK. We strive to take your stellar ideas and build them into an unforgettable campaign.What’s considered an add-on service for most agencies is a basic inclusion for our clients. We take your requirements and intentions for your business vision and incorporate them into a personalized brand guide to begin any project. This becomes the first step into our epic, creative journey to tell your story in the best way possible.
BoxJelly is a coworking space which services monthly memberships, as well as meeting & event space reservations for members and non-members alike.
More than just an office or business center, BoxJelly thrives from the interactions that its members have with one another and the space. The emphasis on community helps to foster a collaborative environment, from which innovation is bred.
At Candela Strategy Group, we resolutely believe that small and mid-size businesses create the engine that drives Hawaii’s economy. Taking care of our small business community is essential to the overall success of our island home.
We focus on this engine by providing high quality business consulting services on a broad range of issues that local companies face every day. When these businesses are successful, Hawaii is successful. Together, we thrive.
And best of all, we support your business at an affordable rate. We like our money, and we really like getting the most value we can out of it. Chances are, you feel the same way. That is why Candela utilizes a lean overhead model to ensure that you are not paying too much for our consulting services. Take away the expensive office and fancy artwork, and Candela is left with the financial freedom to pass savings onto you and the flexibility to structure a fee arrangement that works for your business. Win-Win; a scenario worth celebrating. Cheers to that!
Honolulu Coffee was founded in 1992 with one small kiosk in downtown Honolulu.
We strive daily to provide the complete Hawaiian Coffee experience. We feel that our past and future success is contingent upon maintaining and exceeding these goals.
Our Hawaiian style concept stretches throughout our cafes on three different islands and our expansion in Asia. As a result, people around the world are able to experience our great Kona coffee and outstanding customer service.
Liliha Bakery and Coffee Shop is a full-service bakery and diner that has built a loyal following since it opened its doors in 1950. This landmark bakery is where locals and visitors go when only oven-fresh will do. Since Day One, the commitment has been to keep customers happy with fresh cakes and pastries straight from the ovens just behind the wall. To keep this promise, Liliha Bakery fires up its ovens at 2 a.m., baking around the clock, and they don’t quit till 10 p.m., every day. Experienced bakers, some who are 20- or 30-year veterans, use the same time-honored baking methods, making everything from scratch with the freshest island ingredients. When you visit Liliha Bakery, you’ll get friendly service, capture a bit of nostalgia and make a promise to yourself that you’ll be returning soon.
Aesop was established in 1987. We are headquartered in Melbourne, and have offices and stores in many parts of the world.
Our objective has always been to formulate skin, hair and body care products of the finest quality; we investigate widely to source plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients, and use only those with a proven record of safety and efficacy. In each of our unique stores, informed consultants are pleased to introduce the Aesop range and to guide your selections.
Incorporated in 1981, we are an ESOP company, employee owned and operated, local to Hawaii. Founded by brothers Patrick and Mario Valenti, Valenti Print Group, formerly known as Valenti Brothers Graphics, has been helping clients find solutions to their printing needs for nearly 4 decades.
Hawaii’s community hub to inspire creativity, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
This 13,500 square foot facility features event space, coworking and collaboration space, meeting rooms, and small offices.
AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all. AIGA, the professional association for design, believes designers serve a critical role as communicators, educators and innovators. AIGA sets the national agenda for the role of design in economic, social, political, cultural and creative contexts.
Metered stalls out front and paid lot next door ($6) or biki.
Coffee provided by Honolulu Coffee Co. Light pastries provided by Liliha Bakery.