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MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL DEBUTS MANA UP POP-UP SHOP THIS MAY

MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL DEBUTS MANA UP POP-UP SHOP THIS MAY

May 26, 2022

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. 

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MANA UP’S SEVENTH COHORT HIGHLIGHTS GROWTH OF HAWAI‘I’S PRODUCT INDUSTRY

MANA UP’S SEVENTH COHORT HIGHLIGHTS GROWTH OF HAWAI‘I’S PRODUCT INDUSTRY

May 26, 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. 

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House of Mana Up pop-up shop to launch at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

House of Mana Up pop-up shop to launch at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

May 24, 2022

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.

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Mana Up unveils seventh cohort, opens new shop on Hawaii Island

Mana Up unveils seventh cohort, opens new shop on Hawaii Island

May 24, 2022

Environmental stewardship and elevating local artists are among the themes of the eleven latest companies to join the accelerator program.
Startups in Mana Up’s New Cohort Emphasize Aloha, Education and Sustainability

Startups in Mana Up’s New Cohort Emphasize Aloha, Education and Sustainability

May 24, 2022

The 11 companies in Cohort 7 are based on four islands and sell products ranging from alohawear and accessories to food, coloring books and puzzles.

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The Wahine's Collective Podcast: Mentorship Gems

The Wahine's Collective Podcast: Mentorship Gems

May 16, 2022

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.

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Hawaii's Tech Talent Takes on Global Marketplace

Hawaii's Tech Talent Takes on Global Marketplace

April 26, 2022

Some of Hawaii’s top technology and startup leaders weigh the strengths and weaknesses of the local tech sector.
5 Trailblazing Wahine in Hawaiʻi

5 Trailblazing Wahine in Hawaiʻi

March 08, 2022

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.  

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This Hawaii Entrepreneurship Program Is Empowering Locally-Owned Businesses

This Hawaii Entrepreneurship Program Is Empowering Locally-Owned Businesses

February 28, 2022

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.

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Native Hawaiian Entrepreneurs Get A Boost From E-Commerce Giant Shopify

Native Hawaiian Entrepreneurs Get A Boost From E-Commerce Giant Shopify

February 24, 2022

3 Women-led Accelerators Are Funding the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

3 Women-led Accelerators Are Funding the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

February 07, 2022

Blue Startups, Elemental Excelerator and Mana Up are working to diversify Hawai‘i’s economy.

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Hawaii Rising aims to elevate Hawaiian entrepreneurs

Hawaii Rising aims to elevate Hawaiian entrepreneurs

February 01, 2022

Mana Up and Shopify are offering an eight-month e-commerce program for native Hawaiian, native, and indigenous business owners.

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