Episode 512: Wood Innovation Grant – June 20, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Barbara Wallace, Philipp LaHaela Walter, Joseph Valenti

First, we hear about “Eureka Fest,” a Lemelson-MIT Invention Showcase. Justin Brown from Kealakehe High School calls in from Cambridge, Massachusetts to tell us about their entry. Then, Barbara Wallace is here to tell us about student scholarships available from the AFCEA Hawaii Education Foundation. After the break, we learn about the Wood Innovation Grant awarded to the Albizia Project at the University of Hawaii. Philipp LaHaela Walter from DLNR and Joseph Valenti from UH are here to tell us about it.

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Episode 511: e-ICON Code Challenge – June 13, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Shane Asselstine, Meli James, Judy Nagasako, Ryan Ozawa

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.

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Episode 510: Kamaʻaina Come Home with Blue Startups – June 6, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Vanessa Henao, Traven Watase, Ryan Ozawa

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.

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Episode 509: Transcending Oil – May 30, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Miki Tomita, Mayumi Douglass, Dawn Lippert, Ryan Ozawa

First, we hear from Miki Tomita from the Education Incubator about the Moonshot Launchpad starting on June 6th. Then we talk to Dawn Lippert from Elemental Excelerator about the Earth Day Energy Summit and the report EEx commissioned called Transcending Oil.

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Episode 508: Coral Restoration – May 23, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Georja Skinner, David Gulko, Ryan Ozawa

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.

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Episode 507: DOE Strategic Tech Plan – May 16, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Brook Conner, Ryan Ozawa

First, we hear from Meli James about the upcoming HVCA Luncheon on blockchain and cryptocurrency. Then we talk to Brook Conner, the Chief Information Officer at the Dept of Education to learn about their 2018 Technology Strategic Plan and key IT initiatives.

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Episode 506: Culinary Innovation Center – May 9, 2018

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.

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Episode 505: Office of Technology Transfer – May 2, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, David Ai, Michael Ceballos, Ryan Ozawa

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.

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Episode 504: Inclusion, Diversity & Startup Catalyst – April 25, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Omar Sultan, Yasmin Dar, Aiyana Arnobit, Meli James

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.

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Episode 503: CryptoCurrencies – April 18, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Spencer Toyama, Dawn Robertson, David Henry, Ryan Ozawa

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.

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