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13 Unexpected Desserts to Try at Your Favorite Local Bakeries

13 Unexpected Desserts to Try at Your Favorite Local Bakeries

March 07, 2019

Honolulu Magazine

When you have “pie” in your company name, pies are what you’re likely known for. But Hawaiian Pie Co., which churns out more than a dozen types of pies, bakes something else that’s been cultivating its own following: cinnamon bread. “The cinnamon bread is a classic from back in the day,” says Jan Hori, who runs Hawaiian Pie Co. with her husband, Joel.

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Kitchen Creations: Reuben spring rolls

Kitchen Creations: Reuben spring rolls

March 06, 2019

Hawai'i News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Time for Kitchen Creations with chef Ronnie Nasuti from Tiki’s Grill and Bar.

Today we’re making Reuben Spring Rolls. These rolls are made with corned beef from Kunoa Cattle Company.

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We’re Obsessed With These Items in T Galleria by DFS’ New All-Local Beauty Shop

We’re Obsessed With These Items in T Galleria by DFS’ New All-Local Beauty Shop

March 06, 2019

Honolulu Magazine

You’ll find fresh releases and best-sellers from Ola Tropical Apothecary, O‘o Hawai‘i, Lanikai Bath & Body, Ali‘i Kula Lavender, Maui Organics and Island Essence. And Island Beauty is the only store to carry the complete lines of Hanalei, Mamalani and Little Hands Hawai‘i. On top of all that, since T Galleria is a DFS store, all Island Beauty products are tax-free and eligible for a 5 percent kama‘āina discount (it just can’t be combined with other promos) with a valid state ID—suh-weet!

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28 Companies and Nonprofits Honored at Hawaii Venture Capital Association Awards

28 Companies and Nonprofits Honored at Hawaii Venture Capital Association Awards

March 04, 2019

Hawai'i Business Magazine

Brynn Foster won Island Innovator of the Year for Voyaging Foods, a company creates flour and baked goods out of the traditional Hawaiian crops of taro, sweet potato and breadfruit.

 

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Flowater, Lanikai Brewing founder honored at HVCA awards

Flowater, Lanikai Brewing founder honored at HVCA awards

March 01, 2019

Pacific Business News

The Island Innovator of the Year award went to Brynn Foster, founder and CEO of Voyaging Foods, which develops gluten-free baked goods and dry mixes from plans such as taro, sweet potato and breadfruit.

Consumer Packaged Goods Entrepreneur of the Year: Founder Dylan Butterbaugh of Manoa Chocolate.

 

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The Best of Startup Paradise 2019

The Best of Startup Paradise 2019

March 01, 2019

Hawai'i Business Magazine

Startup Paradise keeps growing and delighting us with creative ideas and passionate entrepreneurs.

You will learn about many of these people and projects on the following pages, but I wanted to begin this report with an overview of the local innovation economy, so I interviewed Meli James, president of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association and founder of Mana Up.

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Mana Up's Third Cohort Includes 7 Women-Founded Product Businesses

Mana Up's Third Cohort Includes 7 Women-Founded Product Businesses

February 13, 2019

Pacific Business News

Seven of the 10 Hawaii product companies in Mana Up’s third cohort were founded and are led by women, and the majority of the companies are from the Big Island and Kauai.

Mana Up is a 12-week Hawaii-based product accelerator program that seeks to invest in local companies with $100,000 or more in annual revenue.

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Here’s What’s New with Hawai‘i Restaurants in February 2019

Here’s What’s New with Hawai‘i Restaurants in February 2019

February 13, 2019

Honolulu Magazine

Kunoa Cattle Co. products take the spotlight at this special dinner, which features a Kunoa beef tartare, local beer-braised Kunoa short rib and a 20-day dry-aged Kunoa rib-eye steak, along with Bristol Bay day boat scallops, truffled ‘ahi with jalapeño and micro cilantro, and an orange Creamsicle semifreddo.

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Women-led Businesses Dominate Mana Up’s Third Cohort

Women-led Businesses Dominate Mana Up’s Third Cohort

February 13, 2019

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Women-led and neighbor island-based businesses dominate Mana Up’s third cohort. Seven of the 10 companies are founded and led by women, six are based on neighbor islands and one-half are from Hawaii Island.

 


Big Island Companies Make Strong Showing at Mana Up

Big Island Companies Make Strong Showing at Mana Up

February 12, 2019

Big Island Now

“We’re also thrilled to continue our partnership with Hawaiian Airlines to support flights for Neighbor Island companies, making their participation in Mana Up possible,” said James. “The companies come to O‘ahu weekly and Neighbor Island companies in Cohorts 1 and 2 benefitted immensely from the opportunity to expand their network during the program.”

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Mana Up’s 3rd Cohort Includes Diverse Mix of Local Companies

Mana Up’s 3rd Cohort Includes Diverse Mix of Local Companies

February 11, 2019

Hawaii Business Magazine 

Mana Up's third cohort of 10 local companies includes seven led by women and five based on Hawaii Island. The businesses offer a mix of consumer goods - including food, fashion and home goods - aimed at locals, tourists and the worldwide market.

 

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How to Draw Tourists to Your Off-the-Beaten-Path Business

How to Draw Tourists to Your Off-the-Beaten-Path Business

February 08, 2019

Hawaii Business Magazine

Visitors are more willing than ever to venture outside of Waikiki, said Meli James, co-founder of Mana Up and president of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association. Visitors “want to learn and they actually respect the culture and this melting pot of many cultures that make up Hawaii,” James said. They know the difference between an authentic experience and a tourist trap, so tell these customers the story of your brand and why it is uniquely Hawaiian.

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