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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Episode 542: New Horizons and Ultima Thule – Jan 16, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Garvey Candella, Mary Beth LayChak, Isar Mostafanezhad

First, we hear from Isar Mostafanezhad about the upcoming IEEE Communications Futures conference. (Get a discount on the conference by using promo code: KAMAAINA50) Then we have Mary “Garvey” Candella who is the Twitch, Director of Strategic Partnerships talk about a student program at UH. Then, we hear from Mary Beth Laychak about the New Horizons mission, the asteroid Ultima Thule and how the Canada France Hawaii Telescope played a role in the mission. We also talk about the Akamai Internship available to students interested in STEM and astronomy.

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Episode 541: Preview of PTC – Jan 9, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ruby Menon, Jenifer Sunrise Winter

This week was a rebroadcast of the show we did on Dec. 26, 2018. First, we hear from Ruby Menon and BJ Fogg, about the upcoming Behavior Design Lab office hours on January 11, 2019. Then, we hear from Jenifer Sunrise Winter about the evolving field of broadband communications and the upcoming Pacific Telecommunication Council Annual Conference.

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Episode 540: Purple Prize and East Meets West #EMW19 – Jan 2, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Chenoa Farnsworth

First, we hear from Alec Wagner about the upcoming Purple Prize deadline and the Connection Phase process. Then, we hear from Chenoa Farnsworth, Managing Partner at Blue Startups about the East Meets West Conference and Hawaii strategic importance connecting both sides of the Pacific.

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