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  • Mana Up
  • 2016’s Women to Watch - Entrepreneur.com
  • As successful as Meli James has been throughout her career, she had a strong desire to return home to Hawaii and apply what she learned through school at Cornell and working in Silicon Valley for over ten years. Her goal was to come home and establish an innovation ecosystem here in Hawaii. Her newest venture, Mana Up, aims to build the next 100 product companies in Hawaii earning $1 million or more in annual revenue through a 12-week acceleration program. Using a variety of connections and a vision for the future of Hawaii, Meli brought her ideas to fruition with the successful completion of the first cohort and an excellent showcase at the end of the program. The next cohort is just around the corner and Mana Up is currently looking for applicants looking to scale their Hawaii-based business. Meli is one of the most accomplished female entrepreneurs in Hawaii and was recognized as one of the top female entrepreneurs to watch back in 2016 by Entrepreneur Magazine.
  • Music – Tiare Tahiti by Clint Mariteragi from the 2009 album Tamari’i No Tahiti.

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