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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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Hawaii-based accelerator launches new program to help Native Hawaiian and Indigenous business owners

Hawaii-based accelerator launches new program to help Native Hawaiian and Indigenous business owners

February 01, 2022

HONOLULU (KHON2) — A Hawaii-based initiative that grows local products to markets worldwide is teaming up with Build Native to launch a new program designed to help Native Hawaiian and Indigenous business owners build the skill sets, confidence and resources to achieve their goals.

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BUILD NATIVE WITH SHOPIFY AND MANA UP OFFER NEW YEAR-LONG PROGRAM FOR HAWAI‘I’S NATIVE HAWAIIAN BUSINESS OWNERS

BUILD NATIVE WITH SHOPIFY AND MANA UP OFFER NEW YEAR-LONG PROGRAM FOR HAWAI‘I’S NATIVE HAWAIIAN BUSINESS OWNERS

January 28, 2022

Build Native with Shopify, a global initiative to provide Indigenous-identifying entrepreneurs with an authentic and culturally relevant platform, announced its new Hawai‘i Rising program in partnership with Mana Up, a Hawai'i-based accelerator and venture fund.

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Mana Up, Shopify partner to launch new program for Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs

Mana Up, Shopify partner to launch new program for Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs

January 28, 2022

Hawaii-based product accelerator Mana Up has partnered with Build Native with Shopify to launch a new program that supports Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs.

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Mana Up opens applications for seventh cohort of Hawaii entrepreneurs

Mana Up opens applications for seventh cohort of Hawaii entrepreneurs

January 27, 2022

Hawaii-based consumer brand accelerator Mana Up has opened applications for its seventh cohort of Island business owners.

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Bytemarks Cafe: Mana Ups

Bytemarks Cafe: Mana Ups

January 27, 2022

Today we'll meet some of the Mana Up makers and learn how they market their local brand to the rest of the world. We'll also learn about Mana Ups statewide virtual tour and the call for applications for cohort 7.

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