About Us


Our Story

Founded in 2012, ID8 grew from a lemonade stand contest into a Hawaii-based 501(C)(3) nonprofit (aka BizGym and Bizgenics) dedicated to fostering ideation and expression to create positive impacts.
Recognitions include:
  • • 2018 Finalist, Chaminade Business Plan Competition
  • • 2015 Finalist, Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Hawaii Venture Capital Association
  • • 2014 Finalist, Charity of the Year, Pacific Business News
  • • 2014 Charity of the Year, Hawaii BBB
  • • 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year (Steve Sue for Bizgenics & BizGym), Hawaii BBB
  • • 2012 Finalist, Chaminade Business Plan Competition

Built for a Vision

We seek for everyone to live in an empowered world of ideas and expressions. For us, this means inspiring, bringing hope and uniting people to share happiness, fulfillment and aloha. To these ends, we have developed combined expertise in the following:

We champion all people, particularly under-served youth, to discover their unique strengths and the confidence to proactivity engage in making interests and dreams into reality. We seek to empower all people irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, socio-economic, life circumstance or any other factor. See our Diversity Plan »

Key education expertise employed in our programs include STEM/STEAM, Project-Based Learning, Social-Emotional Learning, Hawaii’s HA-BREATH, Learning Management Systems and Soft Skills development and assessment.

We champion creativity, including the arts of inspiration, innovation, design-thinking, communication arts and entrepreneurship to turn ideas into action. “Innovation” and “entrepreneurship” to us means creating market-ready outcomes that yield measurable value.

We’re known for story-based design thinking, project-based learning and “hackathons” (innovation challenge events) that include leadership, team-building, collaboration, business modeling, financial forecasting, branding, goal setting and more. See our Programs »

We foster visioning of social venture enterprises that are economically sustainable, yet strive for true legacy as social ventures that help society beyond mere productization and profit.

Our nonprofit is unique in that it has received years of grant funding support to develop software applications.

This is possible as our founders include technologists that donate service and license support from their for-profit software developmetn firm, SaaS Ventures. We take great care to ensure that benefits flow only from SaaS Ventures to ID8 and never the obverse.

ID8 also enjoys use of SaaS Ventures’ SaaS Microservices Platform as well as access to an offshore development team.

Goals: Support “3Ps”

People, Planet & Philanthropies

PEOPLE: supporting the under-served & the needy.

PLANET: protecting, renewing & sustaining environments.

PURPOSE: supporting community orgnizations.

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Our Mission is to foster ideation and expression to create positive impacts.
Ideation is the art of creativity and innovation.
Expression of ideas is critical to the effectiveness of concepts. Pitching, storytelling, perfromance skills are essential to paradigm change and gaining buy-in.
Our goal is to empower people to become agents of positive change.
We create programs with 3P benefits of helping People, Planet & Purpose.

From the Chairman

Do You Like Big Ideas?

At ID8 (ide • ate) we love big ideas. So we seek ideators that swing for the fences. Ideators with big hearts and big minds who can pull off the seemingly impossible. Ideators of high ideals and high energy who live positive values and pass such values on to others. Sponsor and donor ideators who have the bandwidth to provide resources to scale growth. Volunteer ideators who think it forward when implementing programs. Partnering ideators with related missions and who see value in creating solutions together. And of course, next-generation ideators ready to carry ideation into the future.

Wherever we can, with whomever we can, we seek to leverage ideation and expression skills for the betterment of all. Because we all have limited time on the planet, so why not spend it doing the most while things possible at the biggest scale possible. So if you have a good idea, please Contact Us »

Good news! If you’ve read this far, you clearly have ideation DNA. So on behalf of ID8, I salute you for having the heart and mind to make the world a better place. Lets go fix it together.

With aloha,

Steve Sue, Chief lemon Head | Bizgenics Foundation

Steve Sue, Chairperson, ID8