Episode 625: CoWorking for Kids + Computer Reuse – Aug 19, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Samantha Kimsey, Curtis Kropar

First up we have Samantha Kimsey from Computational Thinkers, here to tell us about coworking for kids.

Then we’re joined by Curtis Kropar from the Hawaiian Hope to talk about computer reuse and getting it into the hands of families in need.

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Episode 624: HTDC Women in Tech + The Enterprise Center – Aug 12, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ellen Ng, Deb Socia

First up, Ellen Ng from HTDC is here to tell us about the Workforce Recovery Initiative and the upcoming Women in Tech series: An Interview with Colleen Milbury.

Then we’re joined by Deb Socia, President and CEO of the Enterprise Center to talk about connecting Hamilton County Schools (Chattanooga, TN), 5G and innovation.

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Episode 623: Hawaii is Hiring & Telapets + WePrescribe – Aug 5, 2020

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First up we have Katie Arita-Chang, Director of Communications and Public Affairs from the Chamber of Commerce, here to tell us about the virtual job fair called Hawaii is Hiring.

Then we’re joined by Dr. Jenna Wallace, Doctor of Veternarian Medicine from Telapets.com and Dr. Neel Chauhan an MD at WePrescirbe to talk about telemedicine for both humans and pets.

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Episode 622: 2.5GHz and the FCC Tribal Window – July 29, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mariel Triggs, Geoff Blackwell

On this episode we welcome Mariel Triggs who is the Chief Executive at MuralNet and Geoff Blackwell, Chief Strategy Officer of Amerind, a private Tribal governmental entity risk pool management corporation. They’re here to help us understand the FCC, spectrum allocation and the 2.5GHz Tribal window. We also talk about the Digital Reservation Act, co-sponsored by Senator Mazie Hirono.

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Episode 621: Hacking 4 Recovery + Remote Work – July 22, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Steve Auerbach, Liza Rodewald, Richard Matsui, Christine Guo

First up we have Steve Auerbach from the University of Hawaii Office of Innovation, here to tell us about Hacking 4 Recovery, a 5-day bootcamp.

Then we’re joined by Liza Rodewald from Instant Teams, Christine Guo from Wells Fargo and Richard Matsui from kWh analytics to talk about remote work ing from Hawaii. Check out their guide: So you’re thinking of moving… how about Hawaii?

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Episode 620: Kipuka Innovation Competition + Kauaʻi Education Technology Pilot – July 15, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Ron Kouchi, Paul Zina

First up we have Alec Wagner, here to tell us about Purple Prize and the Kipuka Innovation Competition. Then we’re joined by Senate President Ron Kouchi and DOE Complex Area Superintendent Paul Zina to talk about the Kauaʻi Education Technology Pilot.

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Episode 619: NASA Mars 2020 + DR Fortress – July 8, 2020

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First up we have Vince Smith, here to tell us about the Mars 2020 and the NASA Perserverance Rover event at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox on July 16th. The NASA Mars 2020 launch date is on July 30, 2020.

Then we’re joined by Fred Rodi, President and co-founder of DR Fortress to talk about the role of the data center in delivering your content and applications over the Internet.

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Episode 618: ʻĀina Aloha Futures & Oceanit COVID-19 Testing – July 1, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Naʻalehu Anthony, Pat Sullivan

First up we have Naʻalehu Anthony, here to tell us about ʻĀina Aloha Economic Futures and the upcoming online plenary session on July 8th. Then we’re joined by Pat Sullivan, CEO and Founder of Oceanit to talk about COVID-19 testing and a novel approach to scaling the testing process.

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Episode 617: AHEF Scholarships + Aloha Trace & Safe Path – June 24, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mary Smith, Brandon Kurisu, Michael Kamida

First up we have Mary Smith from Hawaii Pacific University and AFCEA, here to tell us about the Merit Scholarship Award Applications. The application due date is July 31, 2020.

Then we’re joined by Brandon Kurisu from Upspring Media and Michael Kamida from Nuix to talk about using Aloha Trace, Safe Path and contact tracing.

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Episode 616: #BlueStartups & Fiber to East Maui – June 17, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Dan Masutomi, Senator Kalani English, Bill Sides

First up, Blue Startups is hosting a discussion called Fundraising in the COVID era with Canaan Principal Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka at their upcoming Insights for Resiliency webinar. Rayfe will discuss what has changed in the current fundraising environment. What can entrepreneurs expect from venture capitalists today given the shifting social and economic landscape? This takes place on Monday, June 22, 2020, at 1:00pm.

We then welcome, Dan Masutomi, Director of Network Optimization & Subsea Engineering at Hawaiian Telcom, Senator Kalani English, representing Hana, Upcountry Maui, Molokaʻi, Lanaʻi and Kahoʻolawe, and Bill Sides part of the Hana Broadband Committee. They’re here to tell us about running fiber along the road to East Maui and Hana.

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