Episode 572: XR Meetup + Impact Hub – Aug 14, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sherrie Richman, Anne Weber

First up, the Indigenous Technology Prototype Showcase is taking place on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Impact Hub. You will be able to check out 12 technology concepts creating value for our community and the ʻāina.

Then we have Sherrie Richman on the show to talk about XR and the XR Meetup Group. Finally, we have Anne Weber from the Impact Hub Honolulu to talk about coworking in Hawaii, how the space has evolved and Impact Hubʻs expansion plans.

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Episode 560: 12th Annual Geek Meet and ʻIolani’s Ala Wai CAT – May 22, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Victor Chang, Tessa Nishida, Shane Matsushima, Ryan Ozawa

First up, you’re invite to Bytes and Flights, the 2nd Annual Purple Maiʻa Fun-raiser, an evening of dinner and demos to benefit the growth of their educational programs for the 2019-20 school year. This takes place on Sun, May 26, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Bishop Museum, Great Lawn. Then Ryan Ozawa, uber Geek tells us about the 12th Annual Geek Meet.

Finally, we have the team from ‘Iolani School, Tessa Nishida – Project Manager, Victor Chang – Mechanical Lead, and Shane Matsushima – Programming Lead, tell us about the Ala Wai Catamaran and measuring the water quality in the Ala Wai. The Ala Wai Catamaran will be showcased on the 3rd Floor of the Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership at ‘Iolani School on May 23, 2019. Find details here.

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Episode 559: Ecoponics and UH Innovation Center – May 15, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Susan Yamada, Ame Arakaki (aka Ame Masutomi)

First we start with a few announcements:

  • On Friday May 17th Purple Maiʻa haumāna (students) will showcase their project work at Hālau ʻĪnana from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM HST
  • Mana Up will host the Native Hawaiian female founders panel on Tuesday May 21st, 5-8pm at Hālau ʻĪnana, Meli James will moderate.
  • Finally, the Entrepreneurs Sandbox has their open house this week from 8am – 4:30pm. Also Wetware Wednesday on 5/22, featuring collaborative robots, 4:30pm to 7pm. You’ll have to attend to find out more.

Then Ame Arakaki, entrepreneur and inventor tells us about Ecoponics. Last but not least, we have Susan Yamada, Director of UH Ventures tell us about establishing the UH Innovation Hub/Center and progress with the Atherton YMCA renovations.

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Episode 447: Purple Prize – March 22, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Adam Laimana, Kamu Enos, Donavan Kealoha, Traven Watase, Ryan Ozawa

We kick off today’s show learning about ‘Scholar’s App,’ a local tool to help students find financial aid with its founder Traven Watase. Then we talk to Donavan Kealoha, Kamu Enos from Purple Maia about the Purple Prize and Adam Laimana from team Waiwai and Halepili about building apps with Aloha ʻĀina.

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Episode 427: Purple Prize – Nov 2, 2016

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Darcie Scharfenstein, Kenneth Huang, Nicole Hori, Keola Rapozo, Ryan Ozawa

To kick off today’s show, we hear about a couple of upcoming events. Darcie Scharfenstein provides us with an update on the Entrepreneurs Foundation fundraiser (Discount code: EFHPartner). Then we have Kenneth Huang here to tell us about the next Startup Weekend in Honolulu. Then, after the break, we find out about an interesting project to bring together tech and Hawaiian culture called Purple Prize. To find out more we talk to Dale Nahoʻolewa from IoT for Wetlands, Nicole Hori from Garden Hui and juror/judge Keola Rapozo.

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Episode 384: Age Friendly Initiative – Jan 6, 2016


We kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Sheryl Matsuoka from Oahu Online Business is here to tell us about an upcoming meetup. Then Kelsey Amos from the Purple Maia Foundation will preview their upcoming student workshops to build mobile apps. Finally, after the break, we’ll find out about the Age-Friendly Initiative. We have Gary Nakata from DCS, City and County of Honolulu, Barbara Kim Stanton from AARP Hawaii, and Cullen Hayashida from the Saint Francis, Liliha Kupuna Village to discuss how we can make our cities “age friendly.”

Photo: (l:r) Burt Lum, Gary Nakata, Kelsey Amos, Sheryl Matsuoka, Cullen Hayashida, Ryan Ozawa, (missing: Barbara Kim Stanton)

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