Kona, HI — Aug. 28, 2018 – Mana Artisan Botanics™, Hawaii’s first wellness-driven hemp company, today announces that it has been selected to participate in Mana Up’s second cohort. The 12-week accelerator program targets only Hawaii-headquartered product companies that can be strong contributors to the state’s economy, are suitable for export and can elevate the unique brand of Hawaii. The initiative is designed to enable the selected entrepreneurs to scale their businesses through sales, marketing, manufacturing and sourcing support.
“We are extremely excited about our second cohort, selected from an applicant pool of 73. All the participating companies are already selling market-tested, value-added products authentically representing the Hawaii brand. We believe these companies have a great chance of success and can be strong contributors to the state’s economy.”
Meli James, Mana Up co-founder
“Mana Artisan Botanics™ impressed us with their focus on wellness, as well as their commitment to locally sourced organic ingredients, product quality and regenerative agriculture. We are thrilled to have them participate in our second cohort as they are well positioned to take advantage of the fast-growing hemp market with a high quality product line.”
Brittany Heyd, Mana Up co-founder
“As Hawaii’s first wellness-driven hemp company, our mission has been to create unique and potent wellness products – and make them easily available to health-conscious consumers worldwide. We were excited to see the success of the first cohort participants and expect Mana Up to help fulfill our vision by further accelerating our growth.”
Steve Sakala, CEO and co-founder of Mana Artisan Botanic™
Mana Artisan Botanics™, Hawaii’s first wellness-driven hemp company, handcrafts phytocannabinoid-rich products for endocannabinoid system (ECS) support. Based on the Big Island of Hawaii, the company offers artisanal, whole-plant hemp extracts, infused with pure Hawaiian botanicals. The Mana team members all share a deep desire for wholesome, healthful living, and their efforts demonstrate a commitment to regenerative agriculture, the local economy, and holistic health education For more information visit manabotanics.com and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Mana Artisan Botanics™