June 20, 2023


The live broadcast series shares unique Hawai‘i experiences with global audience

Honolulu – 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.

Meet the Makers Season 3 kicks off on June 22 with an episode highlighting Hawai‘i entrepreneurs who all created special, limited-edition products featuring the legendary Duke Kahanamoku. The entrepreneurs will share their inspiration for the products and viewers will learn more about Duke’s influence on Hawaiʻi. The series will also include a sneak peek into the highly anticipated Made in Hawaii Festival, which returns to the Hawai‘i Convention Center in August. Episodes also include Mana Up alumni companies: Maui Nui Venison, Vitalitea Hawai’i, Kaua‘i Sweet Shoppe, and Sweet Land Farm. From grilling Hawai‘i-style to healthy pau hana mixology, the series offers a glimpse into Hawai‘i's culture and thriving product industry.

Meet the Makers Season 3 Live-stream Schedule: 

All episodes will stream live at 5:00 p.m. HST.


  1. Thursday, June 22 - Making Waves: Honoring Duke Kahanamoku introduces viewers to four local companies part of the first-ever Mana Up x Duke Kahanamoku product collaboration celebrating the Olympic swimmer and legendary surfer, and the stories behind them. 
  2. Thursday, July 13 - Summer BBQ: Hawai‘i Style will highlight Maui Nui Venison, a company offering locally sourced venison products. Viewers will learn to grill up healthy local-style recipes using Maui Nui Venison products perfect for a summer time BBQ or pa‘ina.
  3. Thursday, August 17 - Made in Hawai‘i Festival Sneak Peek will take viewers behind-the-scenes to get a first look at one of O‘ahu’s largest marketplace events of the year! Meet the local makers & artisans at this year’s festival held at the Honolulu Convention Center.
  4. Thursday, September 7 - Healthy Hawai‘i Pau Hana is an episode highlighting Maui-based company Vitalitea Hawai‘i. Viewers will get to shake up healthy mocktails using Vitalitea Hawai‘i kombucha products. 
  5. Thursday, October 5 - Fall Entertaining in the Islands brings viewers to Sweet Land Farm on the North Shore of O‘ahu. Founders, Eric and Emma will offer a live-streamed tour of their goat farm, plus they’ll share how to make the ultimate entertaining spread using their goat dairy products from cheeses to caramel. 
  6. Thursday, October 19 - Hawaiian Holiday Baking is the finale episode of season three featuring Kaua‘i Sweet Shoppe. Viewers will learn to bake sweet treats with founder and baker, Chloe Blake using their Hawaiian caramels and other confectioneries made with locally sourced ingredients. 

The livestream audience can bring the virtual experience to life by purchasing special featured products including new releases and limited-edition sets, available for purchase atwww.houseofmanaup.com/meet-the-makers. Cardmembers are encouraged to use their Hawaiian Airlines® Bank of Hawaii World Elite Mastercard® to earn five additional bonus HawaiianMiles per $1 spent on all purchases made at House of Mana Up - online or in store - until the Sunday following each episode’s livestream date - only available during season three. During each episode, viewers will have the opportunity to enter to win one of two prizes: a special gift set from the featured maker and 15,000 HawaiianMiles. 

About Hawaiian Airlines

Now in its 94th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaiʻi’s biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers approximately 150 daily flights within the Hawaiian Islands, and nonstop flights between Hawaiʻi and 15 U.S. gateway cities – more than any other airline – as well as service connecting Honolulu and American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Tahiti. 

Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawaiʻi. In 2022, the carrier topped Travel + Leisure’s 2022 World’s Best list as the No. 1 U.S. airline and was named Hawaiʻi’s best employer by Forbes. Hawaiian ® led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for

18 consecutive years (2004-2021) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The airline is committed to connecting people with aloha by offering complimentary meals for all guests on transpacific routes and the convenience of no change fees on Main Cabin and Premium Cabin seats. HawaiianMiles members also enjoy flexibility with miles that never expire. As Hawai‘i’s hometown airline, Hawaiian encourages guests toTravel Pono and experience the islands safely and respectfully.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow Hawaiian’s Twitter updates (@HawaiianAir), become a fan on Facebook  (Hawaiian Airlines), and follow us on Instagram (hawaiianairlines). For career postings and updates, follow Hawaiian’s LinkedIn page.

For media inquiries, please visit Hawaiian Airlines’ online newsroom.

About Mana Up

Mana Up is a business program for Hawaiʻi product entrepreneurs who are looking to grow to markets globally, with the mission to increase economic opportunity and jobs for the people of Hawaiʻi. To date, 74 local companies graduated from the six-month accelerator program that provides expansion opportunities and helps solve business challenges. House of Mana Up is our retail initiative with an online store and retail stores at the Royal Hawaiian Center and Prince Waikiki and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, which highlights products and entrepreneurs who have participated in the accelerator.

For more information about the accelerator program, visit  www.manauphawaii.com, and to shop House of Mana Up, visit  https://houseofmanaup.com



Courtney Liu

Communications & Marketing Manager