Episode 482: Purple Prize Startup Winners – Nov 22, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Nohealani Hirahara, Sam Murphy, Matt Motoki, Meli James, Ryan Ozawa

First up, Meli James is here to tell us about what’s new with the next HVCA Luncheon about the future of the innovation economy in Hawaii. Then we hear from Purple Prize winners Sam Murphy from Innovative Iʻa Kilo Practices and Nohealani Hirahara from Native Stories about their projects to leverage technology to advance cultural awareness.

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Episode 481: Code.org & #CSforAll – Nov 15, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Katie Hendrickson, Isla Young, Travis Takashima

We kick off the show with news guest, Travis Takashima from St. Louis High School who is here to tell us about the upcoming VEX IQ Robotics qualifying competition. Then we talk to Isla Young from STEMWorks & Women in Technology and Katie Hendrickson from Code.org about Hour of Code, #CSforAll and Computer Science in schools.

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Episode 480: Healthy Aging Gene – Nov 8, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, David Watumull, Lauren Primiano, Pixel 2 XL, Ryan Ozawa

First up, Lauren Primiano is here to tell us about what’s new with the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii and their upcoming event called POUR. Then we hear from David Watumull from Cardax and Brad Willcox from UH School of Medicine and learn about astaxanthin and the FOXO3 healthy aging gene.

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Episode 479: Citizen Forester – Nov 1, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Brittney Heyd, Mia Harrie, Jolie Wanger, Blaire Langston, Ryan Ozawa

First up, Meli James and Brittney Heyd joins us to tell us about their latest startup, Mana Up. You can sign up for their first accelerator co-hort. Then we hear from Jolie Wanger from Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program and the Citizen Forester Program, and Blaire Langston from the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resource and the Ulu Phenology Project, to talk about citizen science, becoming a citizen forester and mapping Oahu’s trees.

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Episode 478: iTRAVLocal & Mobile Commerce in China

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mike Marks, Stefan Pampulov, Alex Wong, Ryan Ozawa

First up, we talk to Michael Marks & Stefan Pampulov from Locations about their new Home Valuator Tool. Then we hear from Alex Wong of iTRAVlocal about mobile commerce in China, and how his startup plans to help local companies tap this lucrative market.

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Episode 477: Schools of the Future – October 18, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Phil Bossert, Cindy Knapman, Margo Edwards, Ryan Ozawa

First up, we talk to Margo Edwards and Cindy Knapman about the upcoming School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) Open House. Then we hear from Hawaii Associations of Independent Schools Director Phil Bossert about the Schools of the Future Conference.

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Episode 476: FirstNet – October 11, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Everett Kaneshige, Forest Frizzell, Major General Logan, Ryan Ozawa

First up, we talk to Forest Frizzell from Purple Maia about the upcoming Purple Prize demo day. Then we hear from Major General Arthur Logan and Everett Kaneshige about a high speed wireless broadband communications network for first responders called FirstNet.

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Episode 473: Computer Science Teachers Assoc. Hawaii – Sept 20, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Michael Harding, Bello Silitshena, Shane Asselstine, Ryan Ozawa

First up, a personal invite from us to a special event this Saturday, Demo Day for the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge. Then, we check in with aXessPoint, a local startup with a new name and a bigger vision. Finally we hear about the Hawaii Chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association, with Shane Asellstine and get the details about their chapter meetup on Sept 27th.

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Episode 472: CyberHawaii – Sept 13, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sam Sneed, Clyde Sonobe, Jennifer Sabas, Ryan Ozawa

First up, we share a couple of upcoming events. A national SBIR conference to help you find funding for your idea sponsored by HTDC, and a workshop called “Envision, Strategize, Actualize 2017: An Action Plan for Tech-Based Workforce Development.” Then we learn about a new organization called CyberHawaii talking with Jennifer Sabas and Clyde Sonobe.

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Episode 471: VR Junkies Hawaii – Sept 6, 2017

Photo (l:r) Ryan Ozawa, Opapo Fonoimoana, Burt Lum, Rodney Boucher

First up, we hear from Rodney Boucher from the Ewa Emergency Preparedness Committee about the “Get Ready Ewa Beach” Preparedness Fair happening this Saturday, Sept 9th. Then we explore virtual reality gaming with Opapo Fonoimoana and hear how he came to open VR Junkies at Ala Moana Center (also on Facebook).

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