Investor of the Year

This award recognizes the most outstanding individual or entity that has contributed significantly to investing in the Hawaii startup ecosystem - not only in the literal capital definition, but also in terms of their investment in the community.
Our Investors of the Year are Meli James and Brittany Heyd of Mana Up. Mana Up is a business program & venture capital fund for Hawaiʻi product entrepreneurs who are looking to grow to markets globally, with the mission to increase economic opportunity and jobs for the people of Hawaiʻi. House of Mana Up is our online store and retail store which highlights products and entrepreneurs who have participated in the accelerator.