Olin Lagon is a serial social entrepreneur, innovator, and community organizer, currently focused on clean energy and STEM education. Join the presentation “Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur with Olin Lagon” by UH Office of Innovation and Commercialization. More info: Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur with Olin Lagon Tickets, Wed, Jun 15, 2022 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite and About UH Research and Innovation – Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (hawaii.edu)
About Olin Lagon
Olin Lagon is native Hawaiian and practices indigenous farming on weekends. He and his wife Alison have two boys, both students at Kamehameha Schools. Among his accomplishments: He founded multiple companies and nonprofits and holds multiple patents. Olin’s designs have been adopted by Global 1000 companies across five industries. His inventions have also been used by institutions such as the Olympics and MIT. For example, he invented and launched the first commercial crowdfunding service that scaled to channel $100 million in funds to causes worldwide. He founded co-founded the nonprofit Purple Maiʻa, focused on Hawaiian STEM programs in education, entrepreneurship, and workforce development. He has spoken at conferences worldwide including a keynote speaker at Microsoftʻs Annual Developerʻs Conference. His community service includes the U.S. Navy, the Peace Corps, and numerous nonprofits. In 2020, he along with some friends designed and hand-built ventilators when Hawaiʻi had insufficient supply. He’s a past Petra Fellow (Center for Community Change) and East West Center Fellow (general engineering and Asian industrialization).