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 innovation to charitable giving.

Living our Happy

We believe everyone should have a seat at the table. At Bank of Hawaii and Mana Up, we are proud to be “Living our Happy,” and are excited to showcase local companies who strive for diversity and inclusion. From up-and-coming nail care line Kapa Nui Nails to Hawaiian design house Aloha Modern, through inclusive eyewear leader Mohala Eyewear - this series will introduce you to three amazing businesses doing incredible things because they know representation matters!

Aloha Modern

Aloha Modern seeks to build deeply rooted designs that uniquely reflect the authentic moʻolelo (stories) of our Hawai‘i. These moʻolelo are placed upon a range of lifestyle products, including microfiber towels, shirts, bags and more.

Mohala Eyewear

In the Hawaiian language, Mohala means to bloom, to blossom, to shine, and to be free. Mohala Eyewear promotes such values by creating fashionable eyewear that empowers and inspires confidence in women.

Kapa Nui Nails

Born on the island of Hawai’i 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 non-toxic and sustainably produced.


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 over 70 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.