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.


Grow our economy & provide more local jobs


Embrace what makes our community unique


Create a sustainable Hawaii for future generations

Hawai‘i Innovates

Learn about the stories behind these game-changing visionariesincluding the founders behind Big Island Coffee Roasters, Kō Hana Rum & Sea Salts of Hawaiʻi.

Big Island Coffee Roasters

Big Island Coffee Roasters is an award-winning coffee farm, mill & roaster with 100% Hawaiian coffee products sourced across the Islands. Recently, the company introduced its single-serve "instant" coffees, and is origin-testing to be able to identify the "fingerprints" of coffees grown in different Hawai‘i regions.

Kō Hana Rum

Native sugar cane was growing on the Hawaiian Islands long before the first plantations existed. At Kō Hana Distillers, heirloom Hawaiian sugar cane is harvested by hand, pressed into juice and distilled into a pure cane rum in small batches. Today Kō Hana Rum has expanded to now offer its line of ready-to-drink cocktails including daiquiris!

Sea Salts of Hawai‘i

Sea Salts of Hawai'i harvests Hawaiian salt from its salt farm at Keahole Point on Hawai‘i Island. Beyond its salt blends, the company offers products from Hawai‘i deep ocean mineral spa baths & ocean magnesium mineral water drops to mineral-enhance drinking water.

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.