Hacking 4 Recovery Course Description

Based on the successful Lean LaunchPad course curriculum, Hacking 4 Recovery (H4R) provides real world, hands-on learning on what it’s like to start or reinvent a business operation. This bootcamp is not about how to write a business plan. This is a practical hands-on experience to test if your idea is a viable product or business. The goal is to create an entrepreneurial experience for you with all of the pressures and demands of the real world in an early stage start up (within the constraints of a virtual setting and limited time).

You will be part of a 4-person team to work on an idea to create a business and be part of Hawaiʻi’s recovery. This bootcamp is FREE, online-only, and 5 days long – meeting Monday through Friday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM HST.

During the day, you and your team will meet with mentors and instructors, and conduct customer discovery interviews. During each session, you and your team will share your findings for the day to the H4R community and learn from our instructor or special guests.

Join this bootcamp and help restart our economy!

Information Sessions

Prior to attending an information session, please take a moment to complete our online application form.

Information/Mixer 1: Thursday, July 16th, 4-5 PM   (Recording:

Information/Mixer 2: Tuesday, July 21st 12-1 PM   (Recording:

Pau Hana – bring a drink: Friday, July 24th, 6-8 PM

Information/Mixer 3 [Final Team Formation]: Tuesday, July 28th, 12-1PM (Recording:

Volunteer/Mentor Information Session 1: Thursday, July 30th, 9-10AM (Recording:

Volunteer/Mentor Information Session 2: Monday, August 3rd, 12-1PM
(Zoom link:

Prerequisite Session: Thursday, August 6th 12-1 PM  (Zoom meeting link to be emailed to those who have applied online)

H4R Online Event Sessions

August 10 – 14th, 4-7 PM (Zoom meeting link to be emailed)


Everyone in the Hawaiʻi community is invited to join us – including existing businesses, entrepreneurs, and Hawaiʻi-based college and high school students. You may apply as an individual or as a team up to 4 people. (All team members must submit an application.)

Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 26 at 11:59 PM

Teaching Team

Mentors and Advisors