Episode 573: CyberPatriot + Mana Up Cohort 4 – Aug 21, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Kehaulani Neilsen, Loren Shoop, Reynold Hioki, Meli James

First off, the HiPlan business plan competition is open to individuals or groups (for-profit or non-profit) whose business plan focuses on developing startup or expanding a business based on Hawaii Island. The purpose of the Competition is to stimulate development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem on Hawaii Island. A grand prize of $25,000 in seed money will be awarded to the winning plan, 2019. Deadline to apply is Sept 7

Then we have Reynold Hioki here to talk about CyberPatriot Invitational and Capture the Flag competition. Finally, we have two companies, Ulu Mana and Kahulalea, currently in Mana Up‘s 4th cohort talk about what they do and their plans to take it to the next level.

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Episode 572: XR Meetup + Impact Hub – Aug 14, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sherrie Richman, Anne Weber

First up, the Indigenous Technology Prototype Showcase is taking place on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Impact Hub. You will be able to check out 12 technology concepts creating value for our community and the ʻāina.

Then we have Sherrie Richman on the show to talk about XR and the XR Meetup Group. Finally, we have Anne Weber from the Impact Hub Honolulu to talk about coworking in Hawaii, how the space has evolved and Impact Hubʻs expansion plans.

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Episode 571: HI Soup + Aloha AI Network – Aug 7, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Chase Toyofuku-Souza, Samantha Ruis, Mark Kimura

First up, we have Samantha Ruiz from the HI Soup to tell us about a micro granting event in support of Purple Prize. Then, we have Mark Kimura and Chase Toyofuku-Souza from Oceanit to tell us about a program to introduce AI to high schools called the Aloha AI Network which consists of Raspberry Pi, Google Coral, and Google Firestore.

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Episode 570: HSTE + High Altitude Platform Service – July 31, 2019

Photo (l:) Burt Lum, Ted Ralston, Nathaniel Evslin

First up, we have Nathaniel Evslin and Shane Asselstine from the Hawaii Society for Technology in Education to provide us with some recent updates. Then, UAV expert, Ted Ralson from Applied Research Labs at UH and George Purdy on the phone to tell us about the High Altitude Platform Service getting prototyped on Lanai.

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Episode 569: Travel2Change and What Works Cities + Honolulu Data Governance – July 24, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mondy Jamshidi Kent, Megan Muramatsu, Marc Alexander

First up, join HVCA this Friday July 26th, for a breakfast panel discussion on the “Future of High: Cannabis 2.0 in Hawaii“. You will learn what’s next for cannabis, CBD and hemp products in the state of Hawaii. The panel will discuss lessons learned, recent regulatory changes, upcoming trends and investment in this emerging industry. Then we have Mondy Jamshidi from Travel2Change us to give us an update on a new partnership.

For our main segment, we have Marc Alexander, Executive Director of the Office of Housing and Megan Muramatsu, Administrative Services Officer from the City and County of Honolulu talk about the What Works Cities project, the Honolulu Dashboard and the Data Governance Committee.

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Episode 568: Blue Startups Demo Day, IEEE DL Lectures and Agriculture Initiatives – July 17, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sharon Hurd, Chenoa Farnsworth, Steven Minakami

We’ve got a full load today, Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups joins us to give us the details on the Cohort 11 demo day. Then Steven Minakami from the IEEE tells us about the upcoming Distinguished Lecturer event on the topic of 5G. Right after our break, we have Sharon Hurd from the Department of Agriculture join us to talk about agriculture in Hawaii and the upcoming Western Area State Department of Agriculture conference.

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Episode 567: Hawaii Conservation Conference & the State’s IT Strategic Plan

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Doug Murdock, Christine Sakuda, Sam Gon III

First up, we talk about the Mark Leon VEX Robotics Invitational which will be held on July 15-18, 2019 at St. Louis School. The event is organized and hosted by the St. Louis Robotics program and designed as an official Robotics Education and Competition Foundation Signature event. It will directly qualify 3 teams to the VEX World Championships in April 2020. The event will feature 50 teams including those from Hawaii, China, Colombia, California, Texas, Minnesota, and Connecticut playing the new game challenges, VEX IQ Squared Away and the VEX EDR Tower Takeover.

Then Sam Gon III, Senior Scientist from the Nature Conservancy tells us about the upcoming Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference. We round out the show with Doug Murdock the State’s CIO and Christine Sakuda from Transform Hawaii Government who join us to tell us about the IT Strategic Plan.

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Episode 566: Office of Tech Transfer and Coralpalooza

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Rafael Gacel-Sinclair, Christina Jayne

First up on the news calendar, the next Machine Learning Meetup features the Summer Study Session #1. Then, Rafael Gacel-Sinclair from Univ of Hawaii’s Office of Technology Transfer tells us about the upcoming entrepreneur workshops, featuring “Scratch Your Niche” Entrepreneurship & Start-Up Course Series at Honolulu Community College, “Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know”at Kapi’olani Community College, and “Introduction to Patents and Other IP Options”at the UH Manoa iLab. Email uhott@hawaii.edu or call 808-956-9024 for more information.

We round out the show with Christina Jayne, Coral Specialist at the Coral Restoration Nursery to tell us about the rare coral out planting and Coralpalooza.

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Episode 565: #CSforHI Coalition and Oahu Resilience Strategy

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Josh Stanbro, David Miyashiro

First up, David Miyashiro tells us about the upcoming CSforHI coalition meetup on July 1st at Sultan Ventures. Then, we have Josh Stanbro from the City’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency join us to tell us about the Oʻahu Resilience Strategy.

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Episode 564: Mini Maker Faire, Twitch Hawaii and Hurricane Season 2019 – June 19, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Coralie Matayoshi, Tom Travis, Mari Castagna, Ross Mukai

Ross Mukai from Oahu Makerspace tells us about the upcoming Mini Maker Faire 2019 happening this weekend. Then Mari Castagna tells us about a Twitch Hawaii Community Meetup. Then, we have Coralie Matayoshi from the Hawaii office of the American Red Cross and Tom Travis from Hawaii Emergency Management Agency join us to tell us about this year’s hurricane season and how to best prepare.

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