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Starting off the fall University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Entrepreneurship Live speaker series will be local entrepreneur and Project Runway Season 13 contestant Kini Zamora and his presentation, “Talking Fashion Business with Kini Zamora.” The Entrepreneurship Live series is presented by the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) and Hawaiʻi Student Entrepreneurs on Tuesday, September 22.

About Kini Zamora

A third generation seamstress by familial tradition, Zamora has viewed his world through the eye of a sewing needle since age 10. This hobby turned into a lifestyle when he attended Honolulu Community College’s Fashion Technology program and New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, where he developed his design perspective and polished his skills. Zamora was a competitor and finalist on Season 13 of Lifetime’s Project Runway where he showed at New York Fashion Week. He then returned home to premiere at Honolulu Fashion Week. Currently, Zamora is the founder of a self-named fashion house. As part of the Entrepreneurship Live speaker series, he will share his journey as a fashion designer, and unique challenges and experiences of starting and running his fashion house.

Event details

“Talking Fashion Business with Kini Zamora” will be held on Tuesday, September 22 at the UH Mānoa Campus Center Executive Dining Room.


  • 5 p.m. Presentation by Zamora
  • 6 p.m. Audience questions and answers
  • 6:30 p.m. Reception with light refreshments

Entrepreneurship Live speaker series events are free and open to all UH students and made possible by First Insurance Company of Hawaiʻi. To reserve a seat, visit the PACE website.

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  1. Congratulations, on your success. I haven’t missed one episode of project runway since it started. I even have my 10 yr old son making his own clothes for his dolls and his sister’s dolls. In fact, he designed it out of duct tape. I was so amazed….he also did her hair and makeup, because it looked nothing like the original doll.

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