We're partnering with Bank of Hawai‘i to fuel the growth and success of Hawai‘i-based small businesses! This year, Mana Up & Bank of Hawai‘i are excited to be sharing the deeper stories behind our islands' rising entrepreneurs through a series highlighting different themes from small businesses to diversity and inclusion.


Meet these local businesses that are helping Hawaii bloom, economically as well as environmentally.

Advance Wildlife Education

Founded by biologist Che Frausto, Advance Wildlife Education creates a line of educational products including coloring books for keiki featuring hand-drawn artwork and clothing to promote Hawai‘i’s endangered wildlife, outreach and information.

Sweet Land Farm

Sweet Land Farm is a goat dairy and farmstead creamery born from Emma McCaulley’s passion to combine her culinary training and family tradition of dairy farming.

Maui Chili Chili Oil

Maui Chili Chili Oil - the ultimate game-changer for any dish, is a Szechuan-style chili oil with garlic and onion bits. This condiment is available in stores island-wide and can be shipped anywhere in the US. 

Hā Tonics

Founded by Puna and Ola Trip, Hā Tonics aspires to educate, encourage and equip people with the tools they need to revive themselves as an individual, a community and an international family.


Grow our economy & provide more local jobs


Embrace what makes our community unique


Create a sustainable Hawaii for future generations

About the Partnership

We’re collaborating with Bank of Hawai’i to share the stories of Hawai‘i-based businesses making a global impact.With Bank of Hawai‘i joining the Mana Up 'ohana, together we will create a new executive mentorship program and collaborate on sharing the stories of local entrepreneurs.We believe that when we all work together, we thrive. We look forward to the amazing ways the Bank of Hawai‘i team will contribute and accelerate our mission at Mana Up. Mahalo Bank of Hawai‘i!

Mana Up has worked with 85 entrepreneurs through our accelerator program. 100% of the companies in the program are headquartered in Hawai’i. Whether you’re looking for a gift or shopping for yourself, make a greater impact to our island home by buying local.