News & Updates

Bytemarks Café: COVID-19 and Mana Up

Bytemarks Café: COVID-19 and Mana Up

June 03, 2020

Hawaiʻi Public Radio

Find out how Mana Up is managing their cohort companies through this pandemic. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, learn how their fundamental goal to scale Hawaii companies through the Internet has prepared them to operate even when COVID-19 forces us to shelter in place.

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Women business leaders featured in sustainability series

Women business leaders featured in sustainability series

June 02, 2020

Guam Pacific Daily News

The University of Guam Virtual Conference Series on Island Sustainability will feature women business leaders from across the globe, including Mana Up co-founder, Meli James.

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Kombucha and Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Created on Maui

Kombucha and Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Created on Maui

May 29, 2020

Hawaii Business Magazine

Vitalitea Hawaiʻi is made on Maui by local craft brewers seeking a balance of healthy and delicious kombucha and nitro cold brew coffee using fresh pressed tropical fruits, roots and herbs.

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Nontoxic and Sustainably Created Nail Polish Products from the Big Island

Nontoxic and Sustainably Created Nail Polish Products from the Big Island

May 29, 2020

Hawaii Business Magazine

Born on the island of Hawaii in Waimea, Kapa Nui Nails produces a complete line of clean and green high-performance nail products for the conscious consumer: polish, nail repair and polish remover products that are nontoxic and sustainably produced.

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Candles and Fragrances that Carry the Scent of Hawai‘i

Candles and Fragrances that Carry the Scent of Hawai‘i

May 28, 2020

Hawaii Business Magazine

Jules + Gem Hawai‘i is a shop with locally made candles and fragrances created by Lana Gronwald.

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Candles Designed to Share the Spirit of Aloha

Candles Designed to Share the Spirit of Aloha

May 28, 2020

Hawaii Business Magazine

Keoki Tavares says he began Aloha Elixir as a way to share his passion for healing and using the power of focused intention as a way to help others become their best selves.

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Natural skincare line from Hawai‘i Island continues a family tradition

Natural skincare line from Hawai‘i Island continues a family tradition

May 28, 2020

Hawaii Business Magazine

Ua Body continues a family natural skincare line formulated 30 years ago on the Island of Hawai‘i.  Ua means rain in Hawaiian and speaks to the nurturing and healing effect of nature.

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Company Focuses on Ethically Made Resort Wear for Women

Company Focuses on Ethically Made Resort Wear for Women

May 27, 2020

Hawaii Business Magazine

Yireh says it is an ethically made women’s resort wear brand based on O‘ahu that focuses on empowering and encouraging women. The company says it has built a community of over 26,000 women who care about conscious consumerism, the planet and its people. The brand features versatile and effortless styles for everyday wear in one-of-a-kind prints.

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Maui Farm Offers Award-Winning Vegan Kimchi and Fermented Products

Maui Farm Offers Award-Winning Vegan Kimchi and Fermented Products

May 27, 2020

Hawaii Business Magazine

Nāpili FLO Farm started simply as a farm, a way for Monica Bogar to build a new life as a mother. Bogar says that when her son Maddox was born, she was not keen on her boy being raised by others while she trudged off to a traditional job. So she turned her family property in Lahaina into a sustainable, organic urban farm.

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Natural Products Designed for Children, Families and the Earth

Natural Products Designed for Children, Families and the Earth

May 27, 2020

Hawaii Business Magazine

Ao Organics Hawai‘i was founded in 2017 when Chelsa Davis was pregnant with her third keiki. She says she created organic reef safe sunscreen as a safer product for her children. When she learned what a difference it would make for our environment to use reef safe sunscreen over chemical sunscreens, she realized it was also her kuleana as a native Hawaiian.

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Stories of Hawai‘i Adorn Towels, Shirts, Bags and Other Item

Stories of Hawai‘i Adorn Towels, Shirts, Bags and Other Item

May 26, 2020

Hawaii Business Magazine

The lifestyle company Aloha Modern was conceived over cold beers and Mākaha sunsets by co-founders Malia Ka‘aihue and Reyn Mukawa. What started as a passion project between two friends has become a full-fledged business.

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Collective Founded by Kimié Miner Supports Local Musicians

Collective Founded by Kimié Miner Supports Local Musicians

May 26, 2020

Hawaii Business Magazine

Haku Collective was founded by singer-songwriter Kimié Miner as a full-service music, audio and talent production group. But the collective says it has since expanded to include an extended product suite offering apparel, accessories, home goods and more.

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