Episode 515: Car Sharing HUI, @BlueStartups Demo Day, IEEE EMB Conference – July 11, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Aaron Ohta, Maya Rogers, Mark Fukunaga, Ryan Ozawa

We’ve got a full schedule today. First, we hear from Mark Fukunaga about Servco’s new car sharing app HUI. Then Maya Rogers joins us to let us know about Blue Startups Cohort 10 Demo Day happening on July 20th. Then, we learn about the state of the art in biomed engineering from the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society annual conference happening here next week. Organizers Dr. Aaron Ohta and Dr. Jim Weiland are here to fill us in.

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Episode 514: Brain Hackathon & NOAA Digital Tools – July 4, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Paulo Maurin, Ross Winans, Jonas Vibell, Ryan Ozawa

First, we hear about the Brain Computer Interface Hackathon happening at UH on July 15-16. Jonas Vibell is here on this national holiday to tell us all about it. Then, we learn about some new digital tools making it easier for researchers and students to study corals and the coastline. Paulo Maurin and Ross Winans from NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management join us after the break.

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Episode 513: EEx & Carbon Lighthouse – June 27, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Aki Marceau, Louis Concato, Ryan Ozawa

First, we hear from Science Friday host Ira Flatow about his live shows coming up in July here in Honolulu and Waimea. Then after the break, we learn about accelerating clean energy startups from our friends at Elemental Excelerator, we’re joined by Aki Marceau from EEx and Louis Concato from Carbon Lighthouse.

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Episode 512: Wood Innovation Grant – June 20, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Barbara Wallace, Philipp LaHaela Walter, Joseph Valenti

First, we hear about “Eureka Fest,” a Lemelson-MIT Invention Showcase. Justin Brown from Kealakehe High School calls in from Cambridge, Massachusetts to tell us about their entry. Then, Barbara Wallace is here to tell us about student scholarships available from the AFCEA Hawaii Education Foundation. After the break, we learn about the Wood Innovation Grant awarded to the Albizia Project at the University of Hawaii. Philipp LaHaela Walter from DLNR and Joseph Valenti from UH are here to tell us about it.

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Episode 511: e-ICON Code Challenge – June 13, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Shane Asselstine, Meli James, Judy Nagasako, Ryan Ozawa

First, we hear about a South-by-Southwest Meet and Greet coming up next week. Phil Tripp, SXSW Senior Business Development Manager tell’s us all about it. Then, Meli James is back to brief us on the schedule for the next cohort of Mana Up, including some important deadlines for “Made-in-Hawaii” companies, as well as the next HVCA panel feature candidates in the Lt. Governor’s race. After the break, we learn about e-ICON, an international student coding challenge that originated in Korea but is now coming to Hawaii. Shane Asselstine and Judy Nagasako from the Department of Education are here to tell us about it.

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Episode 510: Kamaʻaina Come Home with Blue Startups – June 6, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Vanessa Henao, Traven Watase, Ryan Ozawa

First, we hear about the upcoming VERGE Conference from Mark Glick, who’s with the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute. You can get a 20% discount as a listener of Bytemarks Cafe by using this discount code: VH18HNEI by registering at VERGE Conference which happens on June 12-14.

Then we talk to a couple of kamaʻaina who’ve come home to kickstart their startups. We’ll talk to Venessa Henao of Immersely and Traven Watase from Scholars App, both part of the latest cohort of the Blue Startups tech accelerator.

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Episode 509: Transcending Oil – May 30, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Miki Tomita, Mayumi Douglass, Dawn Lippert, Ryan Ozawa

First, we hear from Miki Tomita from the Education Incubator about the Moonshot Launchpad starting on June 6th. Then we talk to Dawn Lippert from Elemental Excelerator about the Earth Day Energy Summit and the report EEx commissioned called Transcending Oil.

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Episode 508: Coral Restoration – May 23, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Georja Skinner, David Gulko, Ryan Ozawa

First, we hear from Georja Skinner from DBEDT’s Creative Industries about the Creative Lab Music Immersive and upcoming panels and workshops. Then we talk to David Gulko, Coral Ecologist at DLNR’s Ānuenue Coral Restoration Nursery about coral restoration and the pyramid coral.

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Episode 507: DOE Strategic Tech Plan – May 16, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Brook Conner, Ryan Ozawa

First, we hear from Meli James about the upcoming HVCA Luncheon on blockchain and cryptocurrency. Then we talk to Brook Conner, the Chief Information Officer at the Dept of Education to learn about their 2018 Technology Strategic Plan and key IT initiatives.

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Episode 506: Culinary Innovation Center – May 9, 2018

First up, Peter Rowan tells us about the Summer Startup Launchpad program at the Shidler College of Business at UH, challenging students to launch a business in six weeks. Then we’ll learn about the Culinary Innovation Center at Kapiolani Community College, where food scientist Dr. Lauren Tamamoto is working on making food taste better, and last longer.

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