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The Hawai‘i Business Podcast: Meli James Fuels Hawai‘i’s Entrepreneur Ecosystem By Turning Local Businesses into Global Companies
June 9, 2022

Fellows mentioned in this story: Meli James, Cohort VII

From Hawai‘i Business Magazine:

Meli James is fearless and catalytic. As the co-founder of Mana Up, a state-wide initiative to grow and support entrepreneurs based in Hawaiʻi, James is creating an ecosystem that allows startups and small local businesses to scale and thrive. Mana Up’s supporting infrastructure span the gamut from a fulfillment center to venture funding.

In this episode, we talk with her about the art of persuasion in weaving shared goals, not being afraid to ask for help and finding a symbiotic business partner.

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