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.
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.
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.
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.