Episode 485: Hawaii Biotech – Dec 13, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Matt Motoki, Axel Lehrer, Elliot Parks, Ryan Ozawa

First up, Matt Motoki is here to tell us about a new local Machine Learning meetup group. Then we hear about the latest developments from Elliot Parks of Hawaii Biotech and Axel Lehrer from UH John A. Burns School of Medicine and their quest to find a vaccine for the Ebola virus.

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Episode 484: Computational Thinkers & Project Lead the Way – Dec 6, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Calli Mason, Eleanor Hampson, Samantha Kimsey

We’ll kick off the news segment with a reminder for CSforAll Night at Pearl City High School. Then Samantha Kimsey from Computational Thinkers tells us about the Winter Break Camp. Finally, we’ll talk with Eleanor Hampson, Director of School Engagement, Calli Mason, Director of Grants Management at Project Lead the Way. Also joining us on the line is Sarah Milianta, 7th Grade teacher from Ilima Intermediate School.

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Episode 483: Nalukai Academy – Nov 29, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, David Clarke, Nick Wong, Ryan Ozawa

First up, Abby Lunardini, SVP of Brand Marketing and Communications at Postmates is on the line to tell us about the launch of Postmates in Hawaii. Then we hear from Nalukai Executive Director, David Clarke and Kamehameha High School senior, Nick Wong about the entrepreneurial bootcamp for students called Nalukai Academy.

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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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