Smart Yields is one of six finalists for “People’s Choice Startup of the Year,” presented as part of the annual Hawaii Venture Capital Association awards program.

Presented by Hawaii Business magazine, the award will be among nearly a dozen presented at the HVCA Awards Gala, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Waialae Country Club.

In addition to Smart Yields, the finalists are FareHarbor, Jetset ESL, KMBCo, Maui Cookie Lady, and Shaka Tea.

To view the “People’s Choice” finalists and to submit your vote, use this online survey.

Other awards to be presented next month include Deal of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Investor of the Year, Island Innovator of the Year, Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year, Clean Tech / Ag Entrepreneur of the Year, Tech Entrepreneur of the Year, Student Entrepreneur of the Year, Life Science Entrepreneur of the Year, Corporate Intrapreneur of the Year, and Startup Paradise Champion of the Year.

For more information on the HVCA Awards Gala and for tickets, visit