Feature: Mana Up

February 05, 2018

It’s time to welcome a new initiative to grow the bustling landscape of business and innovation in the state of Hawai‘i. Headquartered in the historic Dole Cannery, product accelerator Mana Up aims to help local companies scale for global expansion and compete in the world marketplace by leveraging Hawai‘i’s unique assets and powerful brand.

Mana Up’s biannual 12-week curriculum includes sales, marketing and scalability consulting, curated mentorship from industry leaders and workshops on branding, product development and more. In addition to creating a space for innovation and collaboration, the program provides distribution opportunities through partnerships with Hawaiian Airlines and others, plus an e-commerce platform designed to get each cohort’s Hawai‘i-made products into the hands of those around the world.