Episode 561: PyHawaii and Mana Up Summer Showcase

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Zak Noyle, Chalmer Lowe, Amber Thibaut, Meli James

First up, Chalmer Lowe tells us about the upcoming PyNight Python Programming Competition and Chalmer’s Last Lecture. Then, we have Meli James co-founder of Mana Up, Amber Thibaut from Coco Moon, and Zak Noyle from HAYN give us a preview of what is happening at the Mana Up Co-hort 3 Summer Showcase.

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Episode 560: 12th Annual Geek Meet and ʻIolani’s Ala Wai CAT – May 22, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Victor Chang, Tessa Nishida, Shane Matsushima, Ryan Ozawa

First up, you’re invite to Bytes and Flights, the 2nd Annual Purple Maiʻa Fun-raiser, an evening of dinner and demos to benefit the growth of their educational programs for the 2019-20 school year. This takes place on Sun, May 26, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Bishop Museum, Great Lawn. Then Ryan Ozawa, uber Geek tells us about the 12th Annual Geek Meet.

Finally, we have the team from ‘Iolani School, Tessa Nishida – Project Manager, Victor Chang – Mechanical Lead, and Shane Matsushima – Programming Lead, tell us about the Ala Wai Catamaran and measuring the water quality in the Ala Wai. The Ala Wai Catamaran will be showcased on the 3rd Floor of the Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership at ‘Iolani School on May 23, 2019. Find details here.

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Episode 559: Ecoponics and UH Innovation Center – May 15, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Susan Yamada, Ame Arakaki (aka Ame Masutomi)

First we start with a few announcements:

  • On Friday May 17th Purple Maiʻa haumāna (students) will showcase their project work at Hālau ʻĪnana from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM HST
  • Mana Up will host the Native Hawaiian female founders panel on Tuesday May 21st, 5-8pm at Hālau ʻĪnana, Meli James will moderate.
  • Finally, the Entrepreneurs Sandbox has their open house this week from 8am – 4:30pm. Also Wetware Wednesday on 5/22, featuring collaborative robots, 4:30pm to 7pm. You’ll have to attend to find out more.

Then Ame Arakaki, entrepreneur and inventor tells us about Ecoponics. Last but not least, we have Susan Yamada, Director of UH Ventures tell us about establishing the UH Innovation Hub/Center and progress with the Atherton YMCA renovations.

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Episode 558: PACT Makery and Nalu Scientific

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Kris Keahiolalo, Chris Bock, Isar Mostafanezhad

First up, Blue Startups will have an open house on Wednesday May 15, 5:15 PM – 8:00PM. This is your chance to meet the companies of Cohort #11. Sign up here to join the fun. Next, Kristopher Keahiolalo, from the non-profit Parents and Children Together tells us about their Makery Program. Call 808-842-7093 for more info. Then, we have Isar Mostafanezhad founder and CEO of Nalu Scientific tell us about starting a technology company and how his company got recognized as Most Innovative by Hawaii Business.

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Episode 557: WCC Creative Media Conference and Shaka Guide

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Andrew Fowers, Nick Logue, Bonnie Beatson (WCC)

First off, HATCH, the aquaculture accelerator will be holding a kickoff briefing on Monday, May 6th over at the iLab on the Univ. of Hawaii Manoa campus. Then, Nick Logue, WCC’s gaming expert and theatre arts professor joins us to talk about the upcoming Ko‘olau Creative Media Conference. Finally, we have Andrew Fowers co-founder and CEO of Shaka Guide here to tell us about starting up in Hawaii and plans to expand to the other markets. Download Shaka Guide here.

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