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 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 497: Elemental Excelerator & the Maui Energy Conference – Mar 7, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Chenoa Farnsworth, Ryan Ozawa, Aki Marceau 

First up we talk to Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups about the open call for Cohort 10. Then we learn about the Maui Energy Conference from Frank De Rego from MEDB and Aki Marceau from the Elemental Excelerator. The Elemental Excelerator will be hosting a reverse pitch at the conference and streaming it live on March 15th at 10:30am HST from their Facebook page.

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Episode 490: KeikiCo Business Plan Competition – Jan 17, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Rich Wacker, Jacob Heberle, Kelli Chinen, Mark Hukill, Ryan Ozawa

First up we have Mark Hukill here to tell us about the upcoming Pacific Telecommunication Council Annual Conference. Then Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups joins us  to tell us about the upcoming East Meets West Conference. Then we learn about the KeikiCo Business Plan Competition from Kaiser High School students Kelli Chinen and Jacob Heberle and American Savings Bank President and CEO Rich Wacker.

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Episode 436: Real Property/Estate Apps – Jan 4, 2017

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Jason Sewell, Kory Payne, Rexford Hibbs, Bello Silitshena, Ryan Ozawa

We kick things off with Jason Sewell from Dev League who’s here to tell us about the upcoming Global Game Jam. Then Kory Payne is here to tell us about Ujoin.co, a site to help online organizing for grassroots advocacy campaigns. Then, after the break, we talk about to a couple of startups building new tools for real estate and property management. Joining us are Bello Silitshena from the Condo App and Rexford Hibbs from RealtyReturns, both members of the latest cohort of Blue Startups.

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Episode 435: Asian Tech Connection – Dec 28, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Casey Lau, Rich Pyle, Bree Duros, Blake Benso, Rob Haak, Ryan Ozawa

We kick off today’s show with a couple of announcements. Bree Duros from TEK System starts things off with the next TEK Talk Story Pau Hana. Then Rich Pyle from the Bishop Museum will tell us about the new specie of coral fish named after President Obama, Tosanoides obama. Then, after the break, we talk about the upcoming East Meets West conference and what it takes to break into the Asian marketplace. Joining us are Casey Lau from Blue Startups and Rob Haak from Insight interAsia.

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Episode 417: Artists in Residence – August 24, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Laurie Sumiye, Tanya Ortega, Carlie Weiner, Sara (the exchange student), Leila Kagawa, Chenoa Farnsworth, Ryan Ozawa

We look ahead on the local tech calendar. First up is this weekend’s Hawaii Annual Code Challenge, and Leila Kagawa is here to give us an update. Then our good friend Chenoa Farnsworth joins us from Blue Startups to tell us what they’re looking for in their next cohort of companies. Finally, after the break, we explore what it means to be an “artist in residence.” More science organizations have taken a novel approach to visualize and share their work with the public. Artists Laurie Sumiye and Rebecca Rutstein are here, along with Carlie Weiner from Schmidt Ocean Institute and Tanya Ortega from the National Parks Arts Foundation.

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Episode 409: Blue Startups Cohort 7 – June 29, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Daniel Kaneshiro, Genesis Leong, Chelsea Gonzales, Meli James, Dillon Morgan, Ryan Ozawa

We kick things off hearing about a couple of great upcoming events. Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association returns to tell us about their June luncheon on “Hip Island Living.” Then Genesis Leong is here to tell us about the upcoming TEDxHonolulu event. [Use Promo Code: BytemarksCafe]

Finally, after the break, we hear about startup life from the latest cohort of the Blue Startups accelerator program. Joining us are Dillon Morgan from UNUM and Daniel Kaneshiro from MailGapp to tell us about their big idea, and how it’s evolving as they go through the program.

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Episode 408: Band Startup – June 22, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ross Mukai, Jon Yamasato, Chaz Umamoto, Zac Farnsworth, Chenoa Farnsworth, Ryan Ozawa

We start the hour diving into the local tech calendar. Ross Mukai from Oahu Makerspace is here to tell us about the 3rd Annual Mini Maker Faire coming up on Saturday. Then Chenoa Farnsworth joins us from Blue Startups to tell us about the upcoming Startup Paradise Showcase. Finally, after the break, we’ll learn about life as a modern musician. Joining us are Chaz Umamoto from Streetlight Cadence and Jon Yamasato from HiSessions.

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Episode 383: Predictions for 2016 – Dec 30, 2016

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We kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Matt Melloy from Blue Startups is here to tell us about the upcoming East Meets West event, just a couple of weeks away. Then Chalmer Lowe is here with an update on PyHawaii. Finally, after the break, we’ll spend some time with two of our favorite tech movers and shakers, Meli James and Ian Kitajima to close out 2015 and look into our collective digital crystal ball to see what’s in store for 2016.

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Matt Melloy, Chalmer Lowe, Meli James, Ian Kitajima, Ryan Ozawa

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