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.
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.
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.
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.