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, Meli James is here to tell us about what’s new with the next HVCA Luncheon about the future of the innovation economy in Hawaii. Then we hear from Purple Prize winners Sam Murphy from Innovative Iʻa Kilo Practices and Nohealani Hirahara from Native Stories about their projects to leverage technology to advance cultural awareness.
First up, we hear about this month’s HVCA Luncheon. Then it’s on to the Honolulu Mini-Maker Faire, with Ross Mukai from the Oahu Makerspace. Then we talk about the recent King Tides, and the part that citizen science can play, with Matt Gonser and Shellie Habel from the University of Hawaii.
- Liquid App
- Coastal Geology Group
- As sea level rises, much of Honolulu and Waikiki vulnerable to groundwater inundation
- Development of a model to simulate groundwater inundation induced by sea-level rise.
To kick off today’s show, we talk to Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association about an upcoming luncheon featuring Governor David Ige. After that, Cindy Matsuki joins us for an update on the Tech Hire initiative called TechHire.Careers. Then, after the break, we learn about a unique partnership between the AUVSI Foundation and the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Janelle Curtis and Miki Tomita are here to tell us all about Robonation and the RobotX Competition.
After some national tech headlines, we cover the local tech calendar. Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association returns to tell us about their August luncheon about the innovation economy. Also returning is Cindy Matsuki from the High Tech Development Corporation to give us a preview of the next WetWare Wednesday networking mixer — marking their 5th anniversary. Finally, after the break, we check in for this hurricane season and talk about new tech and gadgets to consider during a natural disaster. Joining us are John Cummings from the City’s Dept of Emergency Management and disaster preparedness instructor Wes Koga.
- BioLite Wood Burning Campstove
- NiteCore Tube Keychain Light
- Life Straw Personal Water Filter
- Eneloop Multi-Pack Battery Kit
- Electronic road flare
- Pack a cone
- Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter
- Inflatable Solar Lantern
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.
We start the hour hearing about a couple of upcoming events. First, Ryan (Sal) Salcido is here to tell us about an upcoming Hawaii Drone Academy summer classes and Drone Racer X. Then we have Meli James from HVCA here to tell us about the next HVCA monthly luncheon called State of the Startup Investment Industry in Hawaii. Finally, we’ll talk to Dennis Furukawa from Real Green Power and Connie Mitchell from the Institute for Human Services about leveraging tech for homelessness.
First up today, we hear about three upcoming events. Bee Leng Chua from HiBEAM is here to tell us about the next Going for Growth Leadership Panel. Karl Kim from NDPTC joins us to tell us about the next PRIMO conference. Last but not least, Leigh-Ann Miyasato tells us about the OTTED event called Commercialization Speed Dating. After the break, we’ll devote the rest of the hour to several awardees from the recent HVCA Entrepreneur Awards. Dan Nash from Comprendio, is here, as well as Vincent Kimura from Smart Yields and Garrett Marrero from Maui Brewing.
We kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Tony Bacigalupo joins us from Open Coworking and he’s here in Hawaii to facilitate a networking session at the Manoa Innovation Center. Then Meli James from the HVCA returns here to tell us about the next monthly luncheon. Finally, we’ll look ahead to the upcoming 2016 legislative session. What bills are in the works relating to science and technology? How are we doing in diversifying our economy? Joining us for this conversation is HTDC CEO, Robbie Melton and State Sen. Glenn Wakai.
Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Robbie Melton, Tony Bacigalupo, Sen Glenn Wakai, Ryan Ozawa
- Open Coworking
- New Work City
- 16th Annual HVCA Deal of the Year Awards Gala
- Kakaako Makai Innovation Block
- 80 | 80 by 2030
- Nu House
We’ll kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Samantha Kimsey will tell us about the opening of Computational Thinkers and Django Girls. Then Meli James is here to tell us what’s on tap for the next HVCA luncheon panel on medical marijuana. Finally, after the break, we’ll spend the rest of the hour talking with Pete Mouginis-Mark from the Hawaii Institute for Geophysics and Planetology with an update on recent planetary exploration including Pluto, Saturn, Mars Rover and Comet 67P.
Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Samantha Kimsey, Meli James, Pete Mouginis-Mark, Rozie Breslin, Ryan Ozawa