Episode 552: Circular Economy and ʻĀinaFinda – March 27, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Lilia Merrin, Miki Tomita, Alec Wagner

First up, Mike Tomita from Education Incubator tells us about a Sharing and Circular Economy Workshop. Then, we talk with Lilia Merrin and Alec Wagner about progressing through the Purple Prize. Lilia tells us about her Purple Prize experience and her early stage prototype called ʻĀinaFinda.

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Episode 550: SBA Hawaii and Nalukai Academy – March 13, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, David Clarke, Jane Sawyer, Jenna Takata

First up, Jane Sawyer from the Small Business Administration – Hawaii Office joins us with an update on the 2019 cohort for “SBA Emerging Leaders” Initiative. Then, David Clarke from Nalukai Foundation and Jenna Takata, senior at Kauai High School join us to talk about Nalukai Academy and the 2019 program. Applications are open.

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Episode 543: The PurplePrize and Drone Day at the Capitol

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Nathan Trail, Diana Marina Cooper

First, we hear from Alec Wagner about the upcoming Purple Prize Kickoff Day on February 2nd. Then, we hear from Nathan Trail from Consumer Technology Association and Diana Cooper from Precision Hawk and Droners.io, here to tell us about UAVs in Hawaii and Drone Day at the Capitol.

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Episode 540: Purple Prize and East Meets West #EMW19 – Jan 2, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Chenoa Farnsworth

First, we hear from Alec Wagner about the upcoming Purple Prize deadline and the Connection Phase process. Then, we hear from Chenoa Farnsworth, Managing Partner at Blue Startups about the East Meets West Conference and Hawaii strategic importance connecting both sides of the Pacific.

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Episode 531: Arbor Day Activities and Purple Prize 2019 – Oct 31, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Matt Gonser, Kelsey Amos, Alec Wagner

First, we hear from Matt Gonser from the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency and he’s here to tell us about the Arbor Day Tree giveaway and an online tool to track your progress. Then, we hear from Kelsey Amos and Alec Wagner from Purple Maia Foundation about the next Purple Prize 2019 and the evolution of the program. Applications for the Connection Phase are now open.

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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 476: FirstNet – October 11, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Everett Kaneshige, Forest Frizzell, Major General Logan, Ryan Ozawa

First up, we talk to Forest Frizzell from Purple Maia about the upcoming Purple Prize demo day. Then we hear from Major General Arthur Logan and Everett Kaneshige about a high speed wireless broadband communications network for first responders called FirstNet.

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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

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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 422: #HACC Teams – September 28, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Napali Souza, Lisa Zhou, Christine Rioca, Kim Vo, Anees Merzi, Ryan Ozawa

The word of the day is “Hackathon”. First off, Anees Merzi tells us about an upcoming DisruptArmy event. Then Napali Souza joins us from Purple Maia to tell us about the Purple Prize demo day. Finally, after the break, we hear from some of the winning teams from the recent Hawaii Annual Code Challenge. We’ll talk to Team Cobra, HATS and Local Mocos about what inspired them to participate, and what they built.

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