A live-learn-work community for changemakers

The Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the Shidler College of Business is the home for an integrated set of leading-edge entrepreneurship programs at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. PACE is dedicated to fostering the entrepreneurial spirit among all members of the university and local community.

Alumna, entrepreneur making a splash with support from UH Mānoa

Juliana Rogers fell in love with the ocean as a child. It was not until her young adult life, that she began to pursue surfing. The first time she spent hours on a board was the same time she knew her career would revolve around the water. Since then, she has turned it into a new business, crediting the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa for her success.

Omnitrak funds new student award at UH’s Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business announced on May 13 that Omnitrak, a marketing and research consultancy firm, has gifted $50,000 to establish a new student award called the “Omnitrak Innovative Leaders Award” at the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE), which is housed within the Shidler college. Omnitrak established the gift in honor of the company’s 40th anniversary to support UH students pursuing their education and their business ideas.

$500K for UH RISE project on University Ave.

A world-class innovation and entrepreneurship center being built on the site of the former Atherton YMCA will receive $500,000 in support. Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) and American Savings Bank(ASB) have each committed a $250,000 gift to the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation for the live-learn-work community at RISE—Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs, which will be operated by the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at UH Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business.

VIDEO: UH's Live, Learn, Work Center

Did you know that UH Mānoa will be getting a new live, learn, work studio in summer 2023?

Shidler College alumni, friends and donors joined a virtual discussion on June 18 about this new project, as well as current Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) initiatives. Guest speakers Monica Umeda, co-founder of Akabotics and Susan Yamada, BBA ’82, director of UH Ventures, provided exciting updates to attendees.