First up, Melanie Kim, Marketing Manager at PRP joins us with the announcement of the civic engagement app KĀKOU available on both Apple and Android. Then, Omar Sultan brought a couple of the companies currently going thought the XLR8UH cohort 6 program. We talk to Alberto González Martínez, founder of Rendezview and Tom Knapp-Ramos, founder of Swipewrap.
Happy Thanksgiving! First, we hear from Omar Sultan, partner at Sultan Ventures to talk about the next XLR8UH cohort 6 open application. The deadline for submitting your application is extended to Monday, November 26.
Then, Omar joins Axel Hollanda from Smart Yields to discuss the opportunity leverage blockchain in agriculture. We also talk about the upcoming IEEE Blockchain for Agriculture Forum. Sign up with these promo codes and get a great discount: FARM18 and YP2018.
We kick off today’s show with an update on the Snap IPO and Amazon Echo Skills, then we talk about a couple of upcoming events. Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association joins us to tell us about the upcoming HVCA Gala Awards. Then, Mike Nahoʻopiʻi Exec Director of the Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission tells us about the new mobile app for Kahoʻolawe. Then, after the break, we talk with Meli James about the XLR8UH program and with Sam Aruch and Robert Saito about their companies Natural Resources Data Solutions and Herbavore Tools, respectively.
First off, we look ahead on the local tech calendar. First up is Katarina Poljakova from Sultan Ventures to tell us about the upcoming XLR8UH info session. Then Rodney Boucher tells us about the 6th annual “Get Ready Ewa Beach” Emergency Preparedness Fair. Finally, after the break, we talk to Jeff Kirschner and Kim Falinski about the World Conservation Congress, conservation, clean water, citizen science, and a project called Litterati.
To kick off today’s show, we hear about a couple of upcoming events. Luke Tucker joins us from XLR8UH is here to tell us about an upcoming Startup 101 Bootcamp. Then, Ann Park from the UH Office of Technology Transfer & Economic Development will tell us about next week’s UH Tech Showcase. Finally, we learn about entrepreneurship at the community colleges with Shanah Trevenna, George Yarbrough and Peter Quigley. For more information or to help name the program email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting us off this hour, David Aquino from Blue Planet Foundation is here to talk about the Student Energy Summit. Then we have Representative Takashi Ohno here to tell us about the Hawaii Next 50 Contest. Finally, joining us today are: Luke Tucker, Bianca Tubolino and Jonathan Gradie. Luke is a Venture Associate at Sultan Ventures and leads operations for the XLR8UH accelerator. Bianca is co-founder of JetSet ESL and Jonathan is the co-founder of DeSal Survival both companies are part of the latest XLR8UH co-hort.
Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Rep. Takashi Ohno, Joseph Pak, Bianca Tubolino, Jonathan Gradie, David Aquino, Luke Tucker, Ryan Ozawa
We’ll start things off today with a couple of guests who are here to tell us about their upcoming events. Jodi Ito from the University of Hawaii will tell us about Gen Cyber Hawaii Camps, teaching the next generation of cyber security professionals. Then Lisa Shozuya from Lyon Associates tells us about an upcoming disaster preparedness training series coming up this Saturday. Finally, we’ll hear about a collaborative space in Kalihi created by and for high school students. Joining us later are a couple of the founders of The Canvas, Isabelle Wong and Jessica Kim.
- Blue Startups Google Hangout
- XLR8UH Info Session
- The man who discovered ‘Tetris’ is living completely off the grid
- Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery
First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll speak with Tim Dick from Startup Capital Ventures about an upcoming Entrepreneur Foundation event, Pupus and Pitches. Then Tiffany and Mark Quezada will tell us about their new app Hobnob. Finally, we’ll talk about the new face of entrepreneurship, accelerators, Sultan Ventures and XLR8UH. Joining us are Omar Sultan, Meli James and Bryan Butteling.
- Bringing Street Art to your Daily Life
- Google Cultural Institute – Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2014
- UH accelerator announces finalists for second cohort
- ROC says Aloha to Oahu
- 58th Hawaii State Science & Engineering Fair
Joining us today is Steve Sue from Bizgym Foundation to tell us about the upcoming BizPitch Camp. Then we have Bryan Butteling from Startup Weekend Honolulu to tell us about the Global Startup Battle. Finally, we’ve invited Omar and Tarik Sultan from Sultan Ventures, Jacob Isaac-Lowry from FlyWire Cameras and Milton Garces from RedVox calling in from Hawaii Island to tell us about the XLR8UH accelerator program.