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.
First up we have Tarek Shraibati from the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation here to tell us about the upcoming VEX Robotics Competition. Also Chris Thalinger from Twitter is here to tell us about the LavaOne Conference. Then we talk with Mele Kalama-Kingma from Mamalani and Jan Hori from Hawaiian Pie Company, two companies from the first Mana Up cohort.
First up, Meli James and Brittney Heyd joins us to tell us about their latest startup, Mana Up. You can sign up for their first accelerator co-hort. Then we hear from Jolie Wanger from Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program and the Citizen Forester Program, and Blaire Langston from the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resource and the Ulu Phenology Project, to talk about citizen science, becoming a citizen forester and mapping Oahu’s trees.