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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Episode 393: HVCA 2016 Entrepreneur Award Winners – March 9, 2016

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Photo: (l:r) Burt Lum, Vincent Kimura, Karl Kim, Dan Nash, Leigh-Ann Miyasato, Bee Leng Chua, Ryan Ozawa

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.

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Episode 386: Tech Legislation 2016 – Jan 20, 2016

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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

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Episode 379: Planetary Update – Dec 2, 2015

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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

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Episode 365: Strong A.I. – Aug 26, 2015

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First up, we’ll hear about two upcoming events. Meli James is on the line to tell us about tomorrow’s Hawaii Venture Capital Association lunch panel focused on the energy sector. Then Poni and Brandon Askew join us to preview the Makers and Tasters event coming up in Kakaako. Finally, for the rest of the hour, we’ll explore the state-of-the-art in “Artificial Intelligence.” Beyond Siri, Cortana, and Alexa, what will “Strong AI” do for us? We’ll do some deep thinking with Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Watumull from Oceanit on this topic.

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Poni & Brandon Askew, Ryan Ozawa, missing: Meli James, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Watumull)

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