We’re excited to partner with Mana Up for the 2021 Showcase as a Co-Presenter of The People's Choice Award! On November 4th, join us for this event, which will be live-streamed from the historic Hawaiʻi Theatre - sign up online to watch it live!
The Mana Up 2021 Showcase enjoys a variety show-like feel, with the 90-minute main show featuring Hawai‘i’s entrepreneurs who will share their stories in three minute “pitches” and a line-up of 12 rising singer-songwriters curated by local talent production company Haku Collective. Entrepreneur stories include fourth generation O‘ahu farmers, creators of vegan frozen soft-serve made from only bananas, and more that is emerging from Hawai‘i. There will also be a two-hour post-show focused on live shopping, live interviews with each company, and more.
Celebrate our local small businesses and get all your holiday shopping done early with exclusive discounts and promotions they’re offering and take part in choosing the winner of The People's Choice Award - a $5,000 people’s choice cash prize to the crowdʻs favorite entrepreneur through a text-to-vote feature. The award is co-presented by Waiākea and VertAccount.
Register now for updates on event headliners and entry into dozens of giveaways, including a chance to win prizes from Waiākea. You can also check out the 2021 Showcase Cocktail Kit, which features Alohi, our sparkling refillable aluminum bottle of water!
Mana Up is a Hawai'i economic development initiative to expand opportunity, entrepreneurship and jobs, designed for local consumer brands. Their team helps Hawai'i companies expand within Hawai'i and globally through a six-month accelerator and alumni program that curates workshops, executive mentorship, resources, sales opportunities, and a strong community of collaboration.