News & Updates

MEDIA ALERT: ALOHA MARKET BY MANA UP & SHOPIFY IN NYC

MEDIA ALERT: ALOHA MARKET BY MANA UP & SHOPIFY IN NYC

April 16, 2024

The first-ever Aloha Market brings Hawaii to NYC to share cultural traditions along with incredible shopping. Many unique products from island-based entrepreneurs (clothing, art, demos, food tastings and more!) 

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ABOUT MANA UP HAWAII

ABOUT MANA UP HAWAII

April 08, 2024

Mana Up is a Hawai‘i economic development initiative to build and support the State’s ecosystem of entrepreneurs providing them with the resources and tools to grow their companies and scale globally.

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ABOUT ALOHA MARKET NEW YORK CITY

ABOUT ALOHA MARKET NEW YORK CITY

April 08, 2024

Aloha Market powered by Mana Up is a three-day immersive shopping experience in New York City (April 26-28, 2024).

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HAWAI‘I INTRODUCES ITS FIRST-EVER SHOPPING EVENT IN NEW YORK

HAWAI‘I INTRODUCES ITS FIRST-EVER SHOPPING EVENT IN NEW YORK

April 08, 2024

Mana Up announces the first-ever Aloha Market in Manhattan, a three-day Hawai’i-themed immersive shopping event that will be held April 26 - 28. 

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Hawaii Technology Development Corporation supports local accelerators like Mana Up

Hawaii Technology Development Corporation supports local accelerators like Mana Up

April 02, 2024

Meli James, Co-Founder of Mana Up highlights their 6 month accelerator program and mission to diversify the local economy!

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DFS Hawaii and Mana Up launch partnership to highlight local companies

DFS Hawaii and Mana Up launch partnership to highlight local companies

March 07, 2024

Hawaii product accelerator Mana Up has teamed up with global travel retail brand DFS Hawaii in a partnership that will highlight emerging local companies at the luxury retailer, as well as provide mentorship opportunities for the entrepreneurs behind the brands.

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DFS HAWAI‘I AND MANA UP PARTNER TO INFUSE LOCAL MAKERS INTO THE TRAVEL RETAIL EXPERIENCE

DFS HAWAI‘I AND MANA UP PARTNER TO INFUSE LOCAL MAKERS INTO THE TRAVEL RETAIL EXPERIENCE

February 29, 2024

DFS Hawai‘i and local accelerator Mana Up announce a new partnership after the reopening of DFS Waikiki – formerly known as T Galleria by DFS – to showcase Hawai‘i-based products in a luxury retail environment and provide mentorship to emerging companies. 

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2024: The Best Gifts For Hawaii Lovers

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2024: The Best Gifts For Hawaii Lovers

February 05, 2024

With most of the country experiencing rain, snow and freezing temperatures, a trip to Hawaii has never sounded better. Whether the islands are your Valentine’s favorite destination or a bucket list one, we’ve found authentic gifts from Hawaii that will bring the spirit of aloha to them and show them how much you care.

Alaska Airlines creates Hawai‘i Community Advisory Board to deepen local ties

Alaska Airlines creates Hawai‘i Community Advisory Board to deepen local ties

January 31, 2024

In an effort to continue cultivating a deep and enduring relationship with local Hawai‘i communities, Alaska Airlines announced today the establishment of the Hawaiʻi Community Advisory Board (HICAB). 

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The Sunshine Blog: The Silly Season Is Here

The Sunshine Blog: The Silly Season Is Here

January 31, 2024

The 16-member board is a veritable Who’s Who of whoever you might want if you were trying to make nice with the political power players, particularly in the Native Hawaiian community. They include, according to the press release:

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    Mana Up seeks new cohort members

    Mana Up seeks new cohort members

    January 31, 2024

    Heads up to local entrepreneurs, Mana Up is seeking 10 Hawaii-based entrepreneurs for the 9th Mana Up Business Program.
    5 questions with Mana Up co-founder Meli James

    5 questions with Mana Up co-founder Meli James

    January 29, 2024

    In mid-November, it wrapped Cohort 8, the most recent in its six-month product accelerator program, culminating in the annual Showcase event highlighting the participating businesses.

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