Episode 552: Circular Economy and ʻĀinaFinda – March 27, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Lilia Merrin, Miki Tomita, Alec Wagner

First up, Mike Tomita from Education Incubator tells us about a Sharing and Circular Economy Workshop. Then, we talk with Lilia Merrin and Alec Wagner about progressing through the Purple Prize. Lilia tells us about her Purple Prize experience and her early stage prototype called ʻĀinaFinda.

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Episode 551: Girls Go CyberStart and Altino Coding

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Dr. Se-Young Jung, Reynold Hioki, Terry Holck and Ian Kitajima

First up, Reynold Hioki, the State’s Cybersecurity Coordinator is here to tell us about the Girls Go CyberStart program. Then, we talk with Dr. Se-Young Jung founder of Altino, Terry Holck, Nanakuli-Waianae complex Technology Specialist and Ian Kitajima from Oceanit, about Altino, the programable car and how it is helping students learn to code. If you are interested in Altino training at your school, contact Ian Kitajima.

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Episode 550: SBA Hawaii and Nalukai Academy – March 13, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, David Clarke, Jane Sawyer, Jenna Takata

First up, Jane Sawyer from the Small Business Administration – Hawaii Office joins us with an update on the 2019 cohort for “SBA Emerging Leaders” Initiative. Then, David Clarke from Nalukai Foundation and Jenna Takata, senior at Kauai High School join us to talk about Nalukai Academy and the 2019 program. Applications are open.

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Episode 549: Entrepreneurs Sandbox, LCC ICS Career Fair and Transform Hawaii Gov – March 6, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Christine Sakuda, Daniel Cordial

First up, we cover the blessing of HTDC‘s Entrepreneurs Sandbox. Then Daniel Cordial from Leeward Community College joins us with an update on the Information & Computer Science Career Fair. Last but not least, Christine Sakuda from Transform Hawaii Government, joins us to talk about several bills including the IT Strategic Plan and the Chief Data Officer currently moving through the legislature.

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Episode 548: Elemental Excelerator and the Aloha A.I. Toolkit

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mark Kimura, Terry Crews, Aki Marceau

First up, Aki Marceau from Elemental Excelerator joins us with an update on the next cohort application window. Then, Mark Kimura from Oceanit and Terry Crews from Gabriel Cares, join us to talk about a novel application of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Episode 547: @XLR8HI and ManaUp Cohort 3

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Zak Noyle, Jalene Kanani, Omar Sultan

First up, Omar Sultan tell us about the next XLR8HI Pau Hana Talk Story with Startup Capital Ventures. Then, Jalene Kanani from Noho Home and Zak Noyle from Hayn both part of Mana Up‘s 3rd Cohort are here to fill us in on their entrepreneurial adventure.

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Episode 546: HVCA Awards Banquet and Automatic Voter Registration – Feb 13, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Corie Tanida, Melia Marguleas

First up, Meli James joins us with to update on the annual Hawaii Venture Capital Association Gala awards banquet. Then, Corie Tanida, independent consultant and Melia Marguleas, senior from Punahou, join us to tell us about Hawaii’s Automatic Voter Registration initiative. Legislative bills to follow: HB1217 and SB412.

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Episode 545: KĀKOU app and XLR8UH Cohort 6

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alberto González Martínez, Melanie Kim, Tom Knapp-Ramos, Omar Sultan

First up, Melanie Kim, Marketing Manager at PRP joins us with the announcement of the civic engagement app KĀKOU available on both Apple and Android. Then, Omar Sultan brought a couple of the companies currently going thought the XLR8UH cohort 6 program. We talk to Alberto González Martínez, founder of Rendezview and Tom Knapp-Ramos, founder of Swipewrap.

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Episode 544: @XLR8HI and The SuMo Lab

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ben Trevino, Stephanie Chang, Omar Sultan

First, we hear from Omar Sultan from Sultan Ventures who joins us to tell us about the XLR8HI Open House. Then, we hear from Ben Trevino and Stephanie Chang about a user-centric, community collaboration project called the HART Sustainability Mobility Lab or SuMo Lab.

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Episode 543: The PurplePrize and Drone Day at the Capitol

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Nathan Trail, Diana Marina Cooper

First, we hear from Alec Wagner about the upcoming Purple Prize Kickoff Day on February 2nd. Then, we hear from Nathan Trail from Consumer Technology Association and Diana Cooper from Precision Hawk and Droners.io, here to tell us about UAVs in Hawaii and Drone Day at the Capitol.

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