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House of Mana Up’s Duke Kahanamoku Collection

House of Mana Up’s Duke Kahanamoku Collection

September 12, 2023

Surfers of all abilities take inspiration from the sport’s first ambassador, Duke Kahanamoku, whose lei-draped statue overlooks the beach in Waikiki. Now, thanks to local retailer House of Mana Up, they can pay tribute to the Olympic swimmer and surf legend with a new line of beach essentials.

 

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Mana Up is donating retail profits to Maui relief efforts through end of August

Mana Up is donating retail profits to Maui relief efforts through end of August

August 28, 2023

Mana Up is donating 100% of profits from retail sales to Maui relief efforts through the end of August.

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Hawaiian Airlines and Mana Up announce the third season of Meet the Makers

Hawaiian Airlines and Mana Up announce the third season of Meet the Makers

June 27, 2023

"Our renewed partnership reinforces our efforts focused on regenerative tourism and bringing Hawaii to the world as visitors make their return to the Islands once again," Mana Up co-founder Meli James told PBN in an email.


Bytemarks Cafe: Mana Up - Cohort 8

Bytemarks Cafe: Mana Up - Cohort 8

June 27, 2023

Today we'll catch up with the latest from Mana Up and learn about their cohort 8. We'll also hear from a couple of their portfolio companies and learn how they scale their local brand to the rest of the world.

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Meet the Makers series to feature Maui Nui Venison, Chef Chris Kajioka and Vitalitea Hawai‘i

Meet the Makers series to feature Maui Nui Venison, Chef Chris Kajioka and Vitalitea Hawai‘i

June 27, 2023

Mana Up and Hawaiian Airlines announces Season 3 of a live-streamed Meet the Makers series, bringing six new experiences highlighting Hawaiʻi-based companies and their unique products. The series kicks off with an episode highlighting Duke Kahanamoku, plus an episode featuring Maui Nui Venison and award-winning Chef Chris Kajioka. 

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HAWAIIAN AIRLINES AND MANA UP ANNOUNCE SEASON 3 OF MEET THE MAKERS SERIES

HAWAIIAN AIRLINES AND MANA UP ANNOUNCE SEASON 3 OF MEET THE MAKERS SERIES

June 20, 2023

 Hawaiian Airlines® Bank of Hawaii World Elite Mastercard® and Mana Up announce the third season of the Meet the Makers series featuring rising Hawai‘i entrepreneurs and their unique stories. Starting June 22, thetwo Hawai‘i-based companies will present six interactive and live-streamed episodes,free to view and offered through October - leading up to Mana Upʻs live-broadcasted Showcase in November.

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Business accelerator Mana Up selects 2 Kaua‘i companies for 8th cohort

Business accelerator Mana Up selects 2 Kaua‘i companies for 8th cohort

May 31, 2023

Two Kaua‘i businesses are among 11 selected by Mana Up, an accelerator for Hawai‘i-based consumer brands, for its latest annual six-month program.

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Father's Day Gift Guide: The Best Gifts For The Dad Who Loves To Grill

Father's Day Gift Guide: The Best Gifts For The Dad Who Loves To Grill

May 31, 2023

There’s nothing like summer cookouts. The beautifully seared well-marbled steaks, those loaded burgers.

And for the person who loves to grill, they look forward to this time of the year all year long. If that person who loves to grill is the father figure in your life, getting him the gear and proteins he needs to bring his cookout to the next level may be the ideal gift this Father’s Day.

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MANA UP SELECTS 11 COMPANIES FOR EIGHTH COHORT OUT OF 149 APPLICATIONS

MANA UP SELECTS 11 COMPANIES FOR EIGHTH COHORT OUT OF 149 APPLICATIONS

May 23, 2023

Mana Up, a local accelerator for Hawai‘i-based consumer brands, announces 11 companies that will participate in its annual six-month program this year, joining 74 companies who have graduated from Mana Up’s accelerator since it started its accelerator in 2018. 

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Mana Up Brand Accelerator Selects 11 Companies for Eighth Cohort

Mana Up Brand Accelerator Selects 11 Companies for Eighth Cohort

May 22, 2023

This year’s companies, chosen from among 149 applications, all have at least one female founder, and seven are family-owned.

Mana Up has a new partnership with Altres to help companies grow

Mana Up has a new partnership with Altres to help companies grow

May 15, 2023

Hawaii business development initiative Mana Up recently launched a new partnership with local staffing and human resources firm Altres that’s designed to help emerging companies grow.

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10 Hawaiʻi Products We Love Right Now

10 Hawaiʻi Products We Love Right Now

May 08, 2023

Spring Break is over and summer isn’t here yet. So we’re all daydreaming about that Hawaiʻi vacation. (Yes, we daydream about the Islands, too.)

There’s one way we can bring the Islands to us—shopping!

We rounded up some of our favorite Hawaiʻi products right now, from comfy blankets in tropical prints to lilikoʻi butter that’s perfect with pancakes. So you can get your Hawaiʻi fix without leaving your home.

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