Mana Up, the entrepreneurial organization that showcases and supports local artisans’ work—is debuting its first neighbor island retail location, House of Mana Up, on the island of Hawaiʻi as a pop up at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel opening on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
Mana Up, a local accelerator for Hawai‘i-based companies, recently announced the 11 entrepreneurs who will participate in its annual six-month program.
House of Mana Up, the retail arm of local product accelerator Mana Up, is heading to Hawaii Island for a five-month pop-up shop at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.
These inspirational wāhine of Mana Up joined us for "girl talk" and spoke to us about their favorite wines and concerts, the magic of happy hour—but also about their powerful thoughts on mentorship through their business, as well as in their own lives.
From ushering in progressive steps for women’s rights in local politics, to influencing national change and winning historic athletic competitions on a global stage, courageous wahine (women) throughout Hawaiʻi’s history have shaped and inspired us all. Today, brave athletes, driven entrepreneurs and remarkable artists continue to leave us in awe as they write history. While there are many influential women across the Islands today, these are five to follow.
While tourism in Hawaii can be a big driver of consumer spending, there is also an initiative fostering locally-owned businesses to increase and maintain their sales globally.
Blue Startups, Elemental Excelerator and Mana Up are working to diversify Hawai‘i’s economy.Read More →
Mana Up and Shopify are offering an eight-month e-commerce program for native Hawaiian, native, and indigenous business owners.