Episode 389: VEX IQ – Feb 10, 2016

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We kick off today’s show with a couple of upcomiging events. Brad Romine is here to tell us about a workshop on “Sea Level Rise, Vulnerability and Adaptation.” Then Sam Gon III joins us to tell us about a Nature Conservancy talk on “Water and the Watershed.” Finally, we’ll look into the VEQ IQ program, which introduces elementary and middle school teams to robotics. We’ll hear about the program from the student, teacher, and parent perspective.

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, James Ibanez, Sam Gon III, Kamryn Shigemoto, Zac Hansel, Brad Romine, Ryan Ozawa

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Episode 388: Online Marketplaces – Feb 3, 2016

 

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We kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Perry Martin, President of Maryknoll School, is here to tell us about “Talk Story with an Astronaut.” Then Kathy Higa from the Hawaii Senate Minority is here to tell us about the concept of an “Open Budget.” Finally, we’ll look at what it takes to create and maintain an online marketplace. How do you build a loyal following? Joining us for this conversation is Kyle Tanouye from Moment Romance and Chad Kahunahana from Experience Hawaii.

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Kathy Higa, Perry Martin, Chad Kahunahana, Kyle Tanouye, Ryan Ozawa

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  • HVCA Deal of the Year Award Nominations
  • SB 2719 – Relating to Legislative Fiscal Impact Statements
  • SB 2728 – Relating to Fiscal Transparency

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Episode 387: Startup Mental Health – Jan 27, 2016

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We kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Rod Hinman joins us by phone from the Big Island to tell us about some upcoming events. Then Ed White is here to tell us about this weekend’s Global Game Jam. Finally, we’ll delve into the mental health of a startup and explore some of the challenges facing the entrepreneur? Joining us for this conversation are Dr. Ryan Louie, Tarik Sultan and Steve Sue.

Photo (l:) Burt Lum, Steve Sue, Tarik Sultan, Ed White, Ryan Louie

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Episode 386: Tech Legislation 2016 – Jan 20, 2016

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We kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Tony Bacigalupo joins us from Open Coworking and he’s here in Hawaii to facilitate a networking session at the Manoa Innovation Center. Then Meli James from the HVCA returns here to tell us about the next monthly luncheon. Finally, we’ll look ahead to the upcoming 2016 legislative session. What bills are in the works relating to science and technology? How are we doing in diversifying our economy? Joining us for this conversation is HTDC CEO, Robbie Melton and State Sen. Glenn Wakai.

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Robbie Melton, Tony Bacigalupo, Sen Glenn Wakai, Ryan Ozawa

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Episode 385: Large Ocean Platforms – Jan 13, 2016

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We kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Mark Hukill from the Pacific Telecommunications Council will tell us about the upcoming annual PTC conference. Then Josh Reppun tells us about the documentary film “Most Likely to Succeed.” Finally, after the break, we’ll find out about large floating ocean structures. Leighton Chong and Pat Takahashi from Blue Revolution are here to explain the concept of the Pacific International Ocean Station.

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Josh Reppun, Pat Takahashi, Leighton Chong, Mark Hukill, Ryan Ozawa

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Episode 384: Age Friendly Initiative – Jan 6, 2016

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We kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Sheryl Matsuoka from Oahu Online Business is here to tell us about an upcoming meetup. Then Kelsey Amos from the Purple Maia Foundation will preview their upcoming student workshops to build mobile apps. Finally, after the break, we’ll find out about the Age-Friendly Initiative. We have Gary Nakata from DCS, City and County of Honolulu, Barbara Kim Stanton from AARP Hawaii, and Cullen Hayashida from the Saint Francis, Liliha Kupuna Village to discuss how we can make our cities “age friendly.”

Photo: (l:r) Burt Lum, Gary Nakata, Kelsey Amos, Sheryl Matsuoka, Cullen Hayashida, Ryan Ozawa, (missing: Barbara Kim Stanton)

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Episode 383: Predictions for 2016 – Dec 30, 2016

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We kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Matt Melloy from Blue Startups is here to tell us about the upcoming East Meets West event, just a couple of weeks away. Then Chalmer Lowe is here with an update on PyHawaii. Finally, after the break, we’ll spend some time with two of our favorite tech movers and shakers, Meli James and Ian Kitajima to close out 2015 and look into our collective digital crystal ball to see what’s in store for 2016.

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Matt Melloy, Chalmer Lowe, Meli James, Ian Kitajima, Ryan Ozawa

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Episode 382: iLab – Dec 23, 2015

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We’ll kick off the show with our news guests. Sandy Park from HTDC is here to tell us about the annual Holiday Job Tech Fair. Then Ryan Yamamoto and Matthew Honda are here from Middle Management to tell us about their new company. Finally, after the break, we’ll spend the rest of the hour talking to Dr. Song Choi and Ron Matayoshi and learning about the new innovation lab at UH called the iLab.

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sandy Park, Ron Matayoshi, Matt Honda, Ryan Yamamoto, Song Choi, Ryan Ozawa

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Episode 381: VEX Robotics – Dec 16, 2015

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We’ll kick off the show with a couple of news guests. McKay Davis is here to tell us about the monthly Code for Hawaii meetup. Then Steven Hanneman is here from HPU to tell us about the #HPUBiz4Good campaign. Finally, after the break, we’ll spend the rest of the hour talking about VEX Robotics with Pearl City High School math teacher Hai Nguyen and team representatives: Christine Uehara (Senior) and Sean Santiago (Sophomore) and from Waianae High School, biology teacher Sarah Kern and team members Russell Kiyono (Senior), Kalani Fernandez (Senior) and Haven Bashaw (Junior).

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, McKay Davis, Haven Bashaw, Kalani Fernandez, Russell Kiyono, Christine Uehara, Sean Santiago, Steve Hannemann, Ryan Ozawa

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Episode 380: Startup Weekend HNL – Dec 9, 2015

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We’ll kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Christine Koroki from the Honolulu Museum tells us about the latest Pecha Kucha. Then Alexander Felix is here to tell us about his augmented reality sandbox called One Box on Indiegogo. Finally, after the break, we’ll spend the rest of the hour talking about Startup Weekend HNL with Kamil Schuetz (Klima App), Christine Koroki (Global English Education), and Buddy and Koko Leong (Menehune Hat Clips).

Photos (l:r) Burt Lum, Christine Koroki, Koko & Buddy Leong, Alex Felix, Kamil Schuetz, Ryan Ozawa

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