Episode 306: Crowdsourcing the fight against Invasive Plants – July 9, 2014

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Joining us today is William Hozey to tell us about the International VEX Robotics Summer Games. Then we have Lihla Noori from the Hawaii Conservation Alliance to tell us about the Conservation Conference called “Navigating Change in the Pacific Islands”. Finally, we’ll find out how the Nature Conservancy leverages the crowd and technology to find invasive species in a program called the Hawaii Challenge.

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Episode 305: Proximity Apps – July 2, 2014

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Joining us today is Dean Levitt from Mad Mimi to tell us what’s new with contact management. Then we have Darrell Kim from Pacific New Media to tell us about his upcoming class on WordPress. Finally, we’ll talk to local startup graduates from Blue Startups, Cultur app and Happy Hour Pal about Bluetooth Low Energy and proximity services.

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Episode 304: Open Source for Business – June 25, 2014

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First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Georja Skinner from DBEDT to tell us about HVCA’s panel called Getting to Know the “Creatives”. Then we have James Cave from the Offsetter to talk about the Top 8 project. Finally, we’ll talk to Matt Bickel from BITHawaii and Hoala Greevy from Pau Box about using open source applications in business.

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Episode 303: Yuru & Focus Opus – June 18, 2014

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First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today by phone is Rod Hinman from Aurora Research on Hawaii Island to tell us about the Tech Monday Pau Hana. Then we have Leigh-Ann Miyasato from Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawai‘i here to talk about the upcoming Bootstrapping event. Finally, we’ll talk to Daphne Hargrove from Yuru and Jenee Dana from Focus Opus about being part of the Blue Startup accelerator and kicking off their new companies.

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Episode 302: HI-SEAS Mission 2 – June 11, 2014

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First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is GB Hajim from Hawaii Con to tell us about what’s new with Hawaii’s only scifi, comix convention. Then we have Meli James from Blue Startups to tell us about the upcoming Startup Paradise Demo Day. Finally, we’ll talk to Kim Binsted and Simon Engler about HI-SEAS, the Mars analog and long duration living in a remote habitat.

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Episode 301: Hydroponics & Aquaponics – June 4, 2014

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First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then we have Julius Paulo and Jenna Komatsu from UH Outreach College here to talk about Science in Action. Finally, we’ll talk to Benny Ron and Kerry Kakazu from Metro Grow Hawaii about new tech agriculture like hydroponics and aquaponics.

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Episode 300: Local Pharma – May 28, 2014

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First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today are Kyle Miller and Amanda Shigeoka, two seniors from Iolani School to tell us about Aurasma and the 2014 Yearbook. Then Jason Sewell from DevLeague tells us about a dev workshop for junior coders. Finally, we’ll talk with the execs from two home grown pharma companies, David Watumull from Cardax Pharmaceuticals and Kevin Lye from Pono Pharma about doing business in Hawaii.

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Episode 299: Business Plan Competition 2014 – May 21, 2014

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First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Mark Hines from Mid Pacific Institute to tell us about Kupu Hou Academy, then we have Spencer Toyama from Sudokrew to tell us about an energy saving program called We-fficiency. Finally, we’ll talk to two finalists from the UH Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, Business Plan Competition. Magdy Iskandar and Ruthsenne Gagarin join us from MiWa Technologies and Nick Fisher from Med-e-Bed. Additional links and stories:

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Episode 298: Makani Pahili 2014 – May 14, 2014

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First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii. Then joining us is Tyler Crowley from Founders Institute to tell us about the upcoming Founders Lecture. Also join us is Chad Yoshinaga, field operation manager of the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program to tell us about an event at the Waikiki Aquarium to help save the monk seal. Finally, we’ll prep for hurricane season and talk to Doug Mayne from the State Civil Defense and Peter Hirai from the City’s Dept of Emergency Management and find out how we’re preparing for a category 4 hurricane.

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Episode 297: The Accelerating Universe – May 7, 2014

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First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is David Rippey from IslandFunder to tell us about upcoming workshops on crowdfunding. Also Bryan Butteling tells us about the first Startup Weekend Maui. Finally, we’ll answer all your questions about the mysteries of the Universe with astronomers Alex Filippenko and Roy Gal.

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