Applications are now closed for our Kaiāulu Fall 2023 Cohort!
Please check back later for the next start date.

This is a Kamehameha Schools Kaiāulu supported opportunity. KS Kaiāulu and Māpunawai have partnered to elevate and support career development pathways for skilled, inspired learners to improve Hawai’i, achieve financial stability, and grow a greater sense of kuleana to community and Hawaiʻi.

Please tap the link below to begin your application.

About Us

Our objective is to generate cashflow for Native Hawaiians the best way we know how- by starting an online business and leveraging the power of the internet. Help us keep more Hawaiians living in Hawaii!

We currently have to two pathways we are recruiting for. One is Etsy and the other FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon). If you already have a hand-made or designed product we recommend the Etsy route. If you don’t currently have a product or even an idea for a product FBA could be the way.

Watch These Videos For More Information:

Program Introduction

FBA Program

Etsy Program

What Our Students Say

“This is a great opportunity for our lāhui. It’s a way for Kānaka to build some economic independence for ourselves instead of only seeing ourselves as consumers and employees.”


Waimānalo, HI

“I’ve always loved skateboarding, and wanted to find a way to generate some additional income for myself while doing something I love. Mapunawai was exactly what I needed to get my brand off the ground!”


Kāne’ohe, HI

Apply Today & Build Financial Independence!

There are limited seats available, and applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in applying for the mentorship program, don’t wait!After all of our applications are in, we will ask that you join us for a quick video call to make sure we’re a good fit for each other.

Again, the program is FREE thanks to Kamehameha Schools so our seats will fill up fast.