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Bank of Hawaii x Mana Up

Wahine Making Waves

Female entrepreneurs play a pivotal role in our community by driving innovation, creating jobs, and fostering economic growth in our island home; all while breaking barriers and setting new benchmarks for success in the business world. Their pursuit of excellence not only elevates their own ventures but also inspires a collective movement towards sustainable and economic development. Read about these Wahine Making Waves for Hawaii's future: Jamie Lyons of Hobbs Tea, Alexis Akiona of Lexbreezy Hawaii, and Kiani Wong of Kakaako Kasuals.

Partnering to Promote Local Businesses

Supporting local has never been more meaningful than it is today. Bank of Hawaii joined forces with Mana Up, a local accelerator program in a celebration of local makers and artisans. This initiative is designed to help Hawaii’s entrepreneurs grow and succeed, with an overall mission to diversify the local economy for generations to come.

Together, this initiative will highlight Hawaii’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem and propel local companies to the next level. Bank of Hawaii is the exclusive Mana Up banking partner at the Founder Level to lead key strategic programs, including a new executive mentorship program, and to offer a platform to share local entrepreneur stories.

Why shop local and invest back into the community?

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Grow our economy & provide more local jobs
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Embrace what makes our community unique
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Create a sustainable Hawaii for future generations

Celebrating Local Businesses Helps Build a Stronger Hawaii

Helping local business grow

See what Bank of Hawaii can do for your business—from ACH payments to card processing and everything in between—so you can focus on growing your business and spend less time running it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mana Up?

Mana Up is a program for Hawaii entrepreneurs to grow their businesses globally, with the mission to increase economic opportunity and jobs for the people of Hawaii. House of Mana Up (online and brick and mortar retail shops) is where you can find all of these entrepreneurs' amazing local products including specialty gifts for friends, ohana and more!

How does Mana Up support local product companies?

Mana Up supports local product companies through its accelerator program. Selected companies receive mentorship from industry experts, access to resources, networking opportunities, and funding to help grow their businesses. Mana Up also helps companies expand their distribution and sales channels, plus increase their brand exposure.

How can I apply for the Mana Up accelerator program?

The Mana Up accelerator program is open to any product companies headquartered in Hawaii that meet the criteria of the program. The program focuses on companies in various categories, including food and beverage, fashion, beauty, health, home goods, art and more.

Click on the link to apply for the Mana Up accelerator program or find more information on the application process and requirements. The application typically includes providing information about your company, its products, and its potential for growth. Be prepared to share details about your business model, market traction, team, and vision.

How can I get more information on Mana Up?

You can visit their website Mana Up is always accepting applications for their programs which is available online. Potential applicants can also contact with any questions.

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