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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Episode 371: Tsunami Early Warning – Oct 7, 2015

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Starting us off this hour, Jason Sewell from DevLeague is back to tell us about a DevLeague Uber Hackathon. Then we get an update on the Blue Startup Cohort 6. Finally, for the remainder of the hour, we’ll talk to Vern Miyagi from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and Gerard Fryer from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center about Hawaii’s tsunami early warning system.

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Jason Sewell, Vern Miyagi, Gerard Fryer, Ryan Ozawa

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Episode 358: The Canvas – July 8, 2015

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We’ll start things off today with a couple of guests who are here to tell us about their upcoming events. Jodi Ito from the University of Hawaii will tell us about Gen Cyber Hawaii Camps, teaching the next generation of cyber security professionals. Then Lisa Shozuya from Lyon Associates tells us about an upcoming disaster preparedness training series coming up this Saturday. Finally, we’ll hear about a collaborative space in Kalihi created by and for high school students. Joining us later are a couple of the founders of The Canvas, Isabelle Wong and Jessica Kim.

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Episode 303: Yuru & Focus Opus – June 18, 2014

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First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today by phone is Rod Hinman from Aurora Research on Hawaii Island to tell us about the Tech Monday Pau Hana. Then we have Leigh-Ann Miyasato from Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawai‘i here to talk about the upcoming Bootstrapping event. Finally, we’ll talk to Daphne Hargrove from Yuru and Jenee Dana from Focus Opus about being part of the Blue Startup accelerator and kicking off their new companies.

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Episode 302: HI-SEAS Mission 2 – June 11, 2014

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First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is GB Hajim from Hawaii Con to tell us about what’s new with Hawaii’s only scifi, comix convention. Then we have Meli James from Blue Startups to tell us about the upcoming Startup Paradise Demo Day. Finally, we’ll talk to Kim Binsted and Simon Engler about HI-SEAS, the Mars analog and long duration living in a remote habitat.

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