First, we hear about a South-by-Southwest Meet and Greet coming up next week. Phil Tripp, SXSW Senior Business Development Manager tell’s us all about it. Then, Meli James is back to brief us on the schedule for the next cohort of Mana Up, including some important deadlines for “Made-in-Hawaii” companies, as well as the next HVCA panel feature candidates in the Lt. Governor’s race. After the break, we learn about e-ICON, an international student coding challenge that originated in Korea but is now coming to Hawaii. Shane Asselstine and Judy Nagasako from the Department of Education are here to tell us about it.
First, we hear about the upcoming VERGE Conference from Mark Glick, who’s with the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute. You can get a 20% discount as a listener of Bytemarks Cafe by using this discount code: VH18HNEI by registering at VERGE Conference which happens on June 12-14.
Then we talk to a couple of kamaʻaina who’ve come home to kickstart their startups. We’ll talk to Venessa Henao of Immersely and Traven Watase from Scholars App, both part of the latest cohort of the Blue Startups tech accelerator.
First, we hear from Georja Skinner from DBEDT’s Creative Industries about the Creative Lab Music Immersive and upcoming panels and workshops. Then we talk to David Gulko, Coral Ecologist at DLNR’s Ānuenue Coral Restoration Nursery about coral restoration and the pyramid coral.
First up, Peter Rowan tells us about the Summer Startup Launchpad program at the Shidler College of Business at UH, challenging students to launch a business in six weeks. Then we’ll learn about the Culinary Innovation Center at Kapiolani Community College, where food scientist Dr. Lauren Tamamoto is working on making food taste better, and last longer.
First, we hear from Michael Ceballos from Twiddle Productions about Keiki Coding and the upcoming Cultural Animation Film Festival. Then we talk to David Ai, the new Chief Innovation Officer at the University of Hawaii’s Office of Technology Transfer about innovation, entrepreneurship and HI-END, the Hawaii Entrepreneurial Network Developers.
We kick off the show a couple of news guest. Meli James is here to tell us about the ManaUp Inaugural Showcase. Then Aiyana Arnobit, Junior at Sacred Hearts joins us to talk about about CyberPatriot and upcoming cyber security workshops. Then after a short break, we talk with Omar Sultan and Yasmin Dar at Sultan Ventures about inclusion, diversity and the Startup Catalyst.
First, we hear about the AAUW Tech Savvy conference with Dawn Robertson from Sacred Hearts Academy. Then Andy Karsner, managing partner of Emerson Collective, joins us by phone to tell us about the Earth Day Energy Summit. Then we check in on the current state of crypto-currencies, blockchain technology and legislation HB2257 with Spencer Toyama and David Henry.
First, we hear about a couple of upcoming events. Nate Lim is here to tell us about a Machine Learning competition starting this Friday, April 30th, and Rosie Alegado joins us by phone to talk about the SMART Ala Wai project workshop. Then we learn about one of the largest STEM conferences held in Hawaii, which outgrew its home on Maui and, for the last two years has be held at the Hawaii Convention Center. In conjunction with the STEM Conference we’ve organized a 24hr hackathon for high school called HACC4Edu.