Mana Up’s Holiday Showcase Is Your Chance to Shop Local for Christmas

(Sponsored) On Friday, Nov. 2, head to T Galleria By DFS Hawai‘i to support local entrepreneurs and discover the latest trending Island products.
Mana Up Showcase
Mana up’s inaugural showcase featured presentations by entrepreneurs from cohort 1.
photos: courtesy of mana up


Mana Up is a Hawai‘i-based initiative that aims to help brands expand from the local market and bring their unique Island products to the rest of the world. Following its inaugural showcase earlier this year, the local incubator hosts its holiday showcase on Friday, Nov. 2, 4:30 to 8 p.m. at T Galleria By DFS Hawai‘i in Waikīkī. Admission tickets are $30 each and can be purchased here.


The showcase will feature presentations by the creatives behind Mana Up’s second cohort of fast-growing Hawai‘i brands, who will share their stories of growth, entrepreneurship and plans to expand their unique local offerings into the global market. Afterward, guests are invited to a reception with drinks and tastings, plus a local product marketplace featuring 17 businesses from Mana Up’s 12-week accelerator program. This is your chance to tackle your holiday shopping early and support the Hawai‘i businesses that make our Islands special.


4:30 p.m. Doors open

5­–6 p.m. Presentations from Mana Up Cohort 2:

  • Big Island Coffee Roasters

  • Bradley & Lily

  • Hanalei Co.

  • Laha‘ole Designs

  • lei palm

  • Little Hands Hawai‘i

  • Mana Artisan Botanics

  • Maui Nui Venison

  • Nick Kuchar Art & Design Co.

  • PōMahina Designs

  • The Spice Rack

6–8 p.m. Marketplace & Party


For more information on Mana Up, visit