Episode 648: Mana Up Cohort 6 + Tech Bridges – Jan 27, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Neal Miyake, Len Higashi

First up, we share info on the upcoming 6th annual It’s Great to be A Teacher (virtual) event! Saturday, January 30, 2021 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. If you are interested in what it takes to become a teacher sign up for this free event here.

We then have Meli James from Mana Up here to tell us about the application period for Mana Upʻs Cohort 6.

As our main feature, we are joined by Neal Miyake from the US Dept of the Navy, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific and Len Higashi from the Hawaii Technology Development Center to talk about a collaboration between Naval Labs, industry, and academia called Tech Bridges.

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Episode 648: Mana Up Cohort 6 + Tech Bridges

Episode 647: Digital Equity – Jan 20, 2021

Photo (l:r) Brad Bennett, Christina Higa, David Miyashiro

This week weʻll jump right into our conversation about Digital Equity. We welcome Christina Higa, co-Director of the Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center, Brad Bennett, network coordinator at Kuauli Digital Opportunities and David Miyashiro, Executive Director at Hawaii Kids Can and they’re here to talk about digital equity, the Broadband Hui and eliminating the digital divide.

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Episode 647: Digital Equity – Jan 20, 2021

Episode 646: Hawaiiverse + Aloha Connects Innovation Revisited – Jan 13, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Jared Kushi, Pono Shim, Omar Sultan

First up, we have Jared Kushi from Koosh Media here to tell us about the launch of Hawaiiverse, Hawaiiʻs largest platform for coupons and giveaways.

Then, we are joined by Omar Sultan from Sultan Ventures and Pono Shim from Oahu Economic Development Board, to talk about the Aloha Connects Innovation and the lessons learned having completed the program.

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Episode 645: Purple Maiʻa Spring Classes + Innovation in 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Manu Mei-Singh, Rich Wacker, Ed Sniffen

First up, we have Manu Mei Singh from the Purple Maia here to tell us about the upcoming Spring Classes. The deadline for sign up is quickly approaching.

Then, we are joined by Rich Wacker, President of American Savings Bank and Ed Sniffen, Deputy Director of the Dept of Transportation, to talk about innovation and predictions for 2021.

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Episode 644: Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 – Dec 30, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lun, Sean Taketa MacLaughlin, Sean Davis

With the Emergency COVID relief bill, formally known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, signed by President Trump on Sunday, Dec 27, 2020, we explore why it is important for broadband (search the document for broadband) and the implications for Hawaii. With that, we welcome Sean Davis, Research and Policy Director at NDIA, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, and Sean Taketa McLaughlin, Executive Director from Access Humbolt, public access channel in Humboldt, CA.

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Episode 643: HVCA Entrepreneur & Deal of the Year + Aloha Safe App – Dec 23, 2020

First up, we have Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association here to tell us about the open nomination period for the upcoming HVCA Entrepreneur + Deal of the Year. Nominations close on Dec 26, 2020.

Then, we are joined by Brandon Kurisu, President of AIO Digital and Josh Quint, Epidemiologist from the Dept of Health, to talk about the exposure notification, contact tracing app called Aloha Safe Alert.

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Episode 642: Annual Gadget Show – Dec 16, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Paul Lawler, Ian Kitajima

On our annual gadget show, we welcome two of my favorite gadget geeks, Ian Kitajima, tech sherpa at Oceanit and Paul Lawler, Principal at Net Results and they’re here to talk about their favorite tech gifts and stocking stuffers. Here are the items they shared:

Episode 641: Island Innovation Demo Day + One Oahu, COVID Surge Testing – Dec 9, 2020

First up, we welcome Takaho Iwasaki, here to tell us about the upcoming Island Innovation Demo Day happening tomorrow, Thursday, Dec 10, 2020.

Then we welcome John Cummings from the Dept of Emergency Management and Molly Pierce from the Office of Economic Revitalization at the City & County of Honolulu. They join me to talk about OneOahu.org and COVID-19 Surge Testing.

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Episode 640: CS Education Week + HOPE Services Telehealth – Dec 2, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Brett Tanaka, Dr. Kaohimani Akiona, Dr. Christina Higa

First up, we have Brett Tanaka from the Computer Science Teachers Association Hawaii Chapter here to tell us about the upcoming Computer Science Education Week happening on Dec. 7-12.

Then, we are joined by Dr. Christina Higa from Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center and Dr. Kaohimanu Akiona from HOPE Services, here to talk about CARES Act funding and telehealth services on Hawaii Island.

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Episode 639: Hatch Accelerator and Sea Warden – Nov 25, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Shelby Oliver, Wayne Murphy

On the show today we welcome Wayne Murphy, Co-Founder & Partner at HATCH the aquaculture accelerator based at NELHA and Shelby Oliver cofounder of Sea Warden. They’re here to talk about the aquaculture startup world and scaling an aquaculture business from Kona. The Hatch 2020 Demo Day take place on December 3, 2020.

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