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Maui’s To Be Organics, Farm to Fuge and Waiwaolani chosen for business accelerator program

Maui’s To Be Organics, Farm to Fuge and Waiwaolani chosen for business accelerator program

June 17, 2024

Mana Up has selected three Maui businesses to join its ninth cohort for the six month accelerator program running from June to November this year. This cohort’s companies from Maui are To Be Organics, Farm to Fudge, and Waiwaolani.

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Mana Up announces next cohort in its local business accelerator

Mana Up announces next cohort in its local business accelerator

June 17, 2024

Local business accelerator Mana Up has announced its ninth cohort of local entrepreneurs.

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Mana Up Names 10 Companies to Ninth Cohort

Mana Up Names 10 Companies to Ninth Cohort

June 17, 2024

The latest group to join the Hawai‘i product company accelerator includes three businesses from Maui. Also: a Hawaii accelerator roundup!

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Mana Up's newest cohort features 10 local businesses

Mana Up's newest cohort features 10 local businesses

June 10, 2024

Children’s clothing brand Alikaleo Park might be new, but the husband-and-wife team behind it have a long legacy of creating Hawaii-made clothing. Alikaleo Park was launched by Alx and Sarah Kawakami, whose family established alohawear company Iolani Sportswear in 1953.

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Alikaleo Park makes clothing with built-in sun protection for ‘the fun-loving keiki in our lives’

Alikaleo Park makes clothing with built-in sun protection for ‘the fun-loving keiki in our lives’

June 04, 2024

Children’s clothing brand Alikaleo Park might be new, but the husband-and-wife team behind it have a long legacy of creating Hawaii-made clothing. Alikaleo Park was launched by Alx and Sarah Kawakami, whose family established alohawear company Iolani Sportswear in 1953.

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To Be Organics crafts all-natural bath, body and home products

To Be Organics crafts all-natural bath, body and home products

June 04, 2024

Ever since she was a child, Karli Rose Wilson has had very sensitive skin. Things as common as laundry detergent, soap, and perfume would trigger migraines or have her breaking out in hives. 

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Maui-based brand Waiwaolani creates clothing that highlights Hawaiian plants

Maui-based brand Waiwaolani creates clothing that highlights Hawaiian plants

June 04, 2024

For Roselani Aiwohi, her first steps in creating what eventually became her clothing company, Waiwaolani, was never intended as a business venture. Instead, it simply started as a way to help out an acquaintance.

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Bizia Surf creates surfboards from invasive trees

Bizia Surf creates surfboards from invasive trees

June 04, 2024

Bizia Surf, a specialty surfboard retailer, first began as an initiative to put invasive albizia trees to new uses.

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Kauai Hemp Co. aims to grow local, national and international sales

Kauai Hemp Co. aims to grow local, national and international sales

June 04, 2024

Kauai Hemp Co. launched in 2019, “with the goal of ushering in a new wave of agriculture in Hawaii by sustainably growing certified organic hemp and crafting premium CBD products,” said Judiah McRoberts, the company’s president.

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Honua Skincare seeks to expand presence in spas, boutiques

Honua Skincare seeks to expand presence in spas, boutiques

June 04, 2024

As founder Kapua Browning tells it, Honua Skincare was born from a desire to combine her passions for skincare, Hawaiian culture and healing botanicals.

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Maui-based Farm to Fudge offers a ‘healthier, cleaner dessert alternative’

Maui-based Farm to Fudge offers a ‘healthier, cleaner dessert alternative’

June 04, 2024

Janice Leilani LaFontaine said her company, Farm to Fudge, was born out of her own health challenges as she battled an autoimmune disease.

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Sea Crunchies will create snacks made from local seaweed

Sea Crunchies will create snacks made from local seaweed

June 04, 2024

For marketing executive Jina Wye, seaweed has always been a big part of her diet. So when she first came up with the idea for Sea Crunchies, she said her initial goal was to reimagine some of her favorite seaweed snacks from her childhood.

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