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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Episode 556: Cyber Hui and STEM Conference

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Doug Harper, Jake Ross, Mark Loughridge

First up, Jake Ross joins us to talk about the upcoming Cyber Hui event to recognize top student performers in the Cyber Patriot competition. Then we have Doug Harper from Malama Maunalua and Mark Loughridge to tell us about three hackathon events for students happening at the next STEM Conference.

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Episode 555: Aquaculture Accelerator and Islands of Innovation Summit – April 17, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Wayne Murphy, Carsten Krome, Chelsea Harder

First up, Dr. Carsten Krome and Wayne Murphy join us from HATCH to talk about the aquaculture accelerator based at NELHA. The application process to be a part of the first cohort is now open. Then, we have Chelsea Harder from Hawaii Green Growth tell us about the Islands of Innovation Summit on April 20, 2019 at the Hawaii Convention Center. You can sign up here.

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Episode 554: Island Innovation and Box Jelly + Entrepreneurs Sandbox – April 10, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meredith Mawhar, Takaho Iwasaki, Dan Pham, Rechung Fujihira

During this special pledge drive edition, we kick things off with Takaho Iwasaki the organizer for Island Innovation Demo Day happening on April 16th. Then after a short pledge break we talk to Dan Pham and Meredith Mawhar from the Box Jelly about their role with HTDC’s new Entreprenuers Sandbox. Also mark your calendars for the next Wetware Wednesday on April 24th at the Sandbox sponsored by Servco and Unisys.

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Episode 553: Kepler 1658b and US Cyber Challenge – April 3, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Brandon Lester, Ashley Chontos, Roy Gal

During this special Spring pledge drive edition, we kick things off with Roy Gal and Ashley Chontos from the Institute for Astronomy, here to tell us about exoplanet Kepler 1658b and the next IfA Open House. Then after a short pledge break we talk with Brandon Lester from SRC Technologies about the upcoming US Cyber Challenge and Cyber Quest.

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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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