Episode 560: 12th Annual Geek Meet and ʻIolani’s Ala Wai CAT – May 22, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Victor Chang, Tessa Nishida, Shane Matsushima, Ryan Ozawa

First up, you’re invite to Bytes and Flights, the 2nd Annual Purple Maiʻa Fun-raiser, an evening of dinner and demos to benefit the growth of their educational programs for the 2019-20 school year. This takes place on Sun, May 26, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Bishop Museum, Great Lawn. Then Ryan Ozawa, uber Geek tells us about the 12th Annual Geek Meet.

Finally, we have the team from ‘Iolani School, Tessa Nishida – Project Manager, Victor Chang – Mechanical Lead, and Shane Matsushima – Programming Lead, tell us about the Ala Wai Catamaran and measuring the water quality in the Ala Wai. The Ala Wai Catamaran will be showcased on the 3rd Floor of the Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership at ‘Iolani School on May 23, 2019. Find details here.

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Episode 559: Ecoponics and UH Innovation Center – May 15, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Susan Yamada, Ame Arakaki (aka Ame Masutomi)

First we start with a few announcements:

  • On Friday May 17th Purple Maiʻa haumāna (students) will showcase their project work at Hālau ʻĪnana from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM HST
  • Mana Up will host the Native Hawaiian female founders panel on Tuesday May 21st, 5-8pm at Hālau ʻĪnana, Meli James will moderate.
  • Finally, the Entrepreneurs Sandbox has their open house this week from 8am – 4:30pm. Also Wetware Wednesday on 5/22, featuring collaborative robots, 4:30pm to 7pm. You’ll have to attend to find out more.

Then Ame Arakaki, entrepreneur and inventor tells us about Ecoponics. Last but not least, we have Susan Yamada, Director of UH Ventures tell us about establishing the UH Innovation Hub/Center and progress with the Atherton YMCA renovations.

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Episode 558: PACT Makery and Nalu Scientific

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Kris Keahiolalo, Chris Bock, Isar Mostafanezhad

First up, Blue Startups will have an open house on Wednesday May 15, 5:15 PM – 8:00PM. This is your chance to meet the companies of Cohort #11. Sign up here to join the fun. Next, Kristopher Keahiolalo, from the non-profit Parents and Children Together tells us about their Makery Program. Call 808-842-7093 for more info. Then, we have Isar Mostafanezhad founder and CEO of Nalu Scientific tell us about starting a technology company and how his company got recognized as Most Innovative by Hawaii Business.

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Episode 557: WCC Creative Media Conference and Shaka Guide

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Andrew Fowers, Nick Logue, Bonnie Beatson (WCC)

First off, HATCH, the aquaculture accelerator will be holding a kickoff briefing on Monday, May 6th over at the iLab on the Univ. of Hawaii Manoa campus. Then, Nick Logue, WCC’s gaming expert and theatre arts professor joins us to talk about the upcoming Ko‘olau Creative Media Conference. Finally, we have Andrew Fowers co-founder and CEO of Shaka Guide here to tell us about starting up in Hawaii and plans to expand to the other markets. Download Shaka Guide here.

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Episode 556: Cyber Hui and STEM Conference

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Doug Harper, Jake Ross, Mark Loughridge

First up, Jake Ross joins us to talk about the upcoming Cyber Hui event to recognize top student performers in the Cyber Patriot competition. Then we have Doug Harper from Malama Maunalua and Mark Loughridge to tell us about three hackathon events for students happening at the next STEM Conference.

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Episode 555: Aquaculture Accelerator and Islands of Innovation Summit – April 17, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Wayne Murphy, Carsten Krome, Chelsea Harder

First up, Dr. Carsten Krome and Wayne Murphy join us from HATCH to talk about the aquaculture accelerator based at NELHA. The application process to be a part of the first cohort is now open. Then, we have Chelsea Harder from Hawaii Green Growth tell us about the Islands of Innovation Summit on April 20, 2019 at the Hawaii Convention Center. You can sign up here.

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Episode 554: Island Innovation and Box Jelly + Entrepreneurs Sandbox – April 10, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meredith Mawhar, Takaho Iwasaki, Dan Pham, Rechung Fujihira

During this special pledge drive edition, we kick things off with Takaho Iwasaki the organizer for Island Innovation Demo Day happening on April 16th. Then after a short pledge break we talk to Dan Pham and Meredith Mawhar from the Box Jelly about their role with HTDC’s new Entreprenuers Sandbox. Also mark your calendars for the next Wetware Wednesday on April 24th at the Sandbox sponsored by Servco and Unisys.

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Episode 553: Kepler 1658b and US Cyber Challenge – April 3, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Brandon Lester, Ashley Chontos, Roy Gal

During this special Spring pledge drive edition, we kick things off with Roy Gal and Ashley Chontos from the Institute for Astronomy, here to tell us about exoplanet Kepler 1658b and the next IfA Open House. Then after a short pledge break we talk with Brandon Lester from SRC Technologies about the upcoming US Cyber Challenge and Cyber Quest.

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Episode 552: Circular Economy and ʻĀinaFinda – March 27, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Lilia Merrin, Miki Tomita, Alec Wagner

First up, Mike Tomita from Education Incubator tells us about a Sharing and Circular Economy Workshop. Then, we talk with Lilia Merrin and Alec Wagner about progressing through the Purple Prize. Lilia tells us about her Purple Prize experience and her early stage prototype called ʻĀinaFinda.

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Episode 551: Girls Go CyberStart and Altino Coding

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Dr. Se-Young Jung, Reynold Hioki, Terry Holck and Ian Kitajima

First up, Reynold Hioki, the State’s Cybersecurity Coordinator is here to tell us about the Girls Go CyberStart program. Then, we talk with Dr. Se-Young Jung founder of Altino, Terry Holck, Nanakuli-Waianae complex Technology Specialist and Ian Kitajima from Oceanit, about Altino, the programable car and how it is helping students learn to code. If you are interested in Altino training at your school, contact Ian Kitajima.

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