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Holoholo Launches Partnership with Mana Up

WHO: Holoholo, the only Hawaiʻi-based and locally owned rideshare company founded by SpeediShuttle CEO Cecil Morton, salutes Mana Up

WHAT: holoholo Partners with Mana Up

WHERE: Go Mana Up — a source for where to go with a vaxd driver to find the best local Hawaii products at the best prices.

WHEN: Now! Go holoholo Shopping! No parking, no traffic (and it’s almost Black Friday)

WHY: Supporting local is the foundation of holoholo’s DNA and they want to help support the islands businesses by using their platform to help riders get there. This holiday season holoholo is partnering with Mana Up Hawaii to bring you to the very best local products Hawaii has to offer. Every week from now until Christmas, holoholo is highlighting a favorite category of local products to learn about and visit House of Mana Up with a $40 holoholo credit. In addition, holoholo is giving one lucky rider a six-month Mana Up monthly subscription box. To enter the giveaway, enter MANAUP code before you ride.

“Holiday gift giving doesn’t have to mean shopping for the best deals from big box stores. It can be more meaningful and thoughtful when you shop from your small local businesses! Shopping local these days means your purchase has power. Not only are you supporting our islands’ rising makers and artisans, but these entrepreneurs also contribute to the local economy as they help foster high-quality jobs, agricultural sustainability, and a regenerative culture of entrepreneurship in our community,” says Meli James, cofounder of Mana Up.

Meli’s Favorites:
Banan Macadamia Nut Butter
Mānoa Chocolate – Aliʻi Kula Lavender Bar 60%
Kahuku Farm Lilikoi Butter

“Manu Up is the perfect company to parter with holoholo. We are local and we love promoting local businesses to help grow our community and economy here on the islands,” says Cecil Morton, holoholo CEO and founder.

Cecil’s Favorites:
Manele Spice Co. Spices
Wai Mele Local Raw Honey
Big Island Coffee Roasters – 100% Ka’u Coffee

About holoholo
Holoholo, owned by local transportation executive Cecil Morton and CEO of SpeediShuttle and Arthur’s Limousine Service, is a transportation network company offering a marketplace of community drivers on Oʻahu, Maui, Hawaiʻi Island, Kauaʻi & Lānaʻi. The company’s mission is to simplify the ridesharing experience and connect its communities to local businesses in Hawaiʻi. For more information about how to drive with holoholo, please visit https://rideholoholo.com.

About Mana Up
Mana Up is an accelerator and venture fund for Hawaiʻi-based products growing to markets globally, with the mission to increase economic opportunity and jobs for the people of Hawaiʻi. To date, 63 local companies have graduated from the six-month accelerator program that provides expansion opportunities and helps solve business challenges. In 2020, Mana Up’s portfolio had an average of $923,290 in annual revenue and an average annual growth rate of 65%. House of Mana Up is the company’s retail initiative including an online shop, corporate gifting and a brick-and-mortar location at Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikīkī, highlighting products and entrepreneurs who have participated in the accelerator.

Mana Up is supported by Kamehameha Schools, DFS Hawai‘i, Castle & Cooke Hawai‘i, Hawaiian Airlines, American Savings Bank, Ulupono Initiative, Dole Plantation, Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Technology Development Corporation, Innovate Hawai‘i, UHA Health Insurance, Pineapple Tweed, Shopify, The Kahala Hotel & Resort, and Foodland.

For more information about the accelerator program, visit www.manauphawaii.com, and to shop House of Mana Up, visit https://houseofmanaup.com.

Media Contact SDA International Cassie Kim | cassie@sheiladonnelly.com

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