Culturised, Host Makani Welcomes Exchange Ave Founder John Kealoha Garcia
Founder and CEO of application Exchange Avenue John Kealoha Garcia grew up in a multicultural environment, living in Kaimuki and spending weekends in Nanakuli with family. Upon experiencing deeply the Hawaiian system of communal aloha and spirit, Garcia wanted to bring that communalism into a 21st century market and with the help of The Purple Prize program, Exchange Avenue was born. Purple Prize is an innovation competition that brings together #entrepreneurs across sectors to build technology solutions that create value for land and people. Exchange Avenue is an application focused on trading the traditional way, any goods and services can be exchanged from professional skills to ‘Grandma’s mango harvest.’ Described as a digital Ahupua’a or system of shared abundance, the App launched on June 16th and aims to expand the aloha spirit globally.