UH alumni-owned businesses showcase products at Aug. 9 Makers Market

Joining Sunrise is Erin Minaya, owner of pet product company Ports + Paws, and Nick Sinclair, the owner of Bitter Root Brewery
Published: Aug. 6, 2023 at 1:45 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The UH Alumni Makers Market brings together a variety of UH alumni-owned businesses this Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at the Royal Hawaiian Resort in Waikiki.

Participating entrepreneurs Erin Minaya, owner of Ports + Paws, Chris Iwamura, CEO of Rainbow Drive-in, and Nick Sinclair, co-founder of Bitter Root Brewery, joined HNN’s Sunrise Weekends to showcase their products and connections to UH.

The event, organized by the UH Office of Alumni Relations and UH Alumni Association, celebrates entrepreneurship and the power of the UH network.

“I am super grateful; it set the foundation for my career and starting the business,” Minaya said.

“I am still a grad student, and we have several other grad students in this company as well. We all met during a fermentation chemistry class at UH,” Sinclair said.

“It is important to highlight the alumni, we take pride in our state, we take pride in our schools here,” said Iwamura.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to help address student food insecurity across UH’s 10 campuses.

Tickets cost $150 and include food, drinks and access to shopping. Buy them here.