Episode 569: Travel2Change and What Works Cities + Honolulu Data Governance – July 24, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mondy Jamshidi Kent, Megan Muramatsu, Marc Alexander

First up, join HVCA this Friday July 26th, for a breakfast panel discussion on the “Future of High: Cannabis 2.0 in Hawaii“. You will learn what’s next for cannabis, CBD and hemp products in the state of Hawaii. The panel will discuss lessons learned, recent regulatory changes, upcoming trends and investment in this emerging industry. Then we have Mondy Jamshidi from Travel2Change us to give us an update on a new partnership.

For our main segment, we have Marc Alexander, Executive Director of the Office of Housing and Megan Muramatsu, Administrative Services Officer from the City and County of Honolulu talk about the What Works Cities project, the Honolulu Dashboard and the Data Governance Committee.

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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 511: e-ICON Code Challenge – June 13, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Shane Asselstine, Meli James, Judy Nagasako, Ryan Ozawa

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.

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Episode 507: DOE Strategic Tech Plan – May 16, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Brook Conner, Ryan Ozawa

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.

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Episode 482: Purple Prize Startup Winners – Nov 22, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Nohealani Hirahara, Sam Murphy, Matt Motoki, Meli James, Ryan Ozawa

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.

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Episode 459: #MiniMakerfaire and King Tides Revisited

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Shellie Habel, Ross Mukai, Matt Gonser, Ryan Ozawa

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.

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Episode 432: PVS and Robonation – Dec 7, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Miki Tomita, Janelle Curtis, Cindy Matsuki, Ryan Ozawa

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.

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Episode 413: Emergency Preparedness Gadgets – July 27, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Cindy Matsuki, John Cummings, Wes Koga, Ryan Ozawa, Meli James (missing)

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.

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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 403: Tech + Homelessness – May 18, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ryan (Sal) Salcido, Meli James, Connie Mitchell, Dennis Furukawa, Ryan Ozawa

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.

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