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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Episode 500: STEM Conference & #HACC4Edu – March 28, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mapu Quitazol, Matt M, Nate Lim, Steve Sue, Ryan Ozawa

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.

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Episode 499: Creative Labs & Kuleana – March 21, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Brian Kohne, Georja Skinner, Bob Nakasone, Ryan Ozawa

First up we hear from Bob Nakasone about STEM Education and Research in Okinawa and Hawaii, and an upcoming event focused on the topic at the East West Center. Then we learn about the state’s Creative Lab Hawaii program, and the making of the movie Kuleana, opening in theaters on March 30th. Georja Skinner and Brian Kohne join us to talk about movie making in Hawaii.

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Episode 498: Onizuka Day of Exploration – Mar 14, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Eric McFee, Richard Pyle, Hadley Anderson, Ryan Ozawa

First up we hear about a couple of upcoming events that are part of Bishop Museum’s month-long Hi-Sci Festival. Hadley Anderson is here to talk about this Sunday’s, 3/17 “Fall in Love with Science Discovery Day.” Then Dr. Richard Pyle tells us about a talk he’s doing about “Exploring the Deep Coral Reefs of Papahānaumokuākea.” Then we learn about the Onizuka Day of Exploration from Eric McFee, Director of Support Services for the Boy Scouts of America.

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Episode 497: Elemental Excelerator & the Maui Energy Conference – Mar 7, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Chenoa Farnsworth, Ryan Ozawa, Aki Marceau 

First up we talk to Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups about the open call for Cohort 10. Then we learn about the Maui Energy Conference from Frank De Rego from MEDB and Aki Marceau from the Elemental Excelerator. The Elemental Excelerator will be hosting a reverse pitch at the conference and streaming it live on March 15th at 10:30am HST from their Facebook page.

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Episode 496: Art World Escape, HVCA Gala Awards & AT&T Hackathon – Feb 28, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Scott Robertson, Stephani Diep, Paige Donnelly, Meli James, Ryan Ozawa

First up we talk with Paige Donnelly about the launch of a new art-tech app called Art World Escape. Then Meli James returns to give us the very latest on tomorrow night’s HVCA Awards Gala. Finally we invited Scott Robertson and Stephani Diep from UH to tell us about the upcoming AT&T Hackathon happening on March 9-10.

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Episode 495: The Future of MIC – Feb 21, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Kathleen Cabral, Robbie Melton, Zeny Picone, Ryan Ozawa

First up we talk with Zeny Picone about a free Google workshop for small businesses happening tomorrow. Here are the links for more information about the workshop and the small business toolkit. Then we are joined by Kathleen Cabral from LCC to hear about their annual Geek Day. Finally we invited Robbie Melton, Exec Director of the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation or HTDC, to talk about the future of the Manoa Innovation Center.

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Episode 494: Pineapple Crate – Feb 14, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Lilette Sibedi, Luna Kekoa, Brandon Askew, Ryan Ozawa

First up we hear about new Interactive GIS maps from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. Luna Kekoa joins us from the Makai Watch Program and also tells us about upcoming workshops:

The first two workshops will be on O‘ahu on:

  • Saturday February 17th from 9 to 11 a.m. at Kamiloiki Elementary Cafeteria, 7788 Hawai‘i Kai Dr, Honolulu; and
  • Saturday February 24th from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Wai‘anae Intermediate Cafeteria, 85-626 Farrington Hwy, Wai‘anae

Then we get to know the Pineapple Crate, a brand new co-working space in Central O‘ahu. Brandon Askew and Lilette Subedi join us to tell us all about it.

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Episode 493: Breadfruit Agroforestry – Feb 7, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Heidi Bornhorst, Debbie Kula, Ryan Ozawa

First up we hear from Debbie Kula about the Girls Go Cyber Start program at Sacred Hearts. Then we’ll talk about the resurgence of breadfruit or ulu, as a natural food source and the upcoming statewide agroforestry workshop with Diane Ragone from the National Tropical Botanical Garden and local native plant expert, Heidi Bornhorst.

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