Episode 652: Movers & Shakas + Calvin Shindo Student Venture Fund – Feb 24, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Nicole Lim, Peter Rowan

First up, we have Nicole Lim, Director of Movers and Shakas here to tell us about the first cohort of 50 remote workers coming to Hawaii. Then, we are joined by Peter Rowan, Executive Director, Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship to talk about the Calvin Shindo Student Venture Fund.

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Episode 652: Movers & Shakas + Calvin Shindo Student Venture Fund – Feb 24, 2021

Episode 651: HVCA Awards: Haku Collective + Altres – Feb 17, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Kimie Miner, Barron Guss

This week weʻll jump right into our conversation and talk about the HVCA Innovation and Entrepreneurs Awards. I’d like to welcome Meli James, President of HVCA, Kimie Miner, singer, songwriter and owner of Haku Collective, and Barron Guss, President of Altres. They’re here to talk about innovating through these challenging times. Catch the HVCA Entrepreneurs Awards on KHON at 7pm on Saturday Feb 20, 2021. Also, be sure to register for for special giveaways.

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Episode 651: HVCA Awards: Haku Collective + Altres – Feb 17, 2021

Episode 650: LaunchPad Flagship + CompuGirls – Feb 10, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Julio Rodriguez, Toni Mari Kaui, Jill Tokuda

First up, we have Julio Rodriguez from the Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center here to tell us about a technology competition called LaunchPad happening on February 20, 2021.

Then, we are joined by Toni Marie Kaui, STEM Ambassador for CompuGirls Hawaii and Jill Tokuda from CyberHawaii. to talk about getting high school girls interested in STEM, computer science and cyber security. Registration deadline for the Spring Camp is Friday, Feb 12, 2021.

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Episode 650: LaunchPad Flagship + CompuGirls – Feb 10, 2021

Episode 649: East Meets West + Aloha A.I. Kilo

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Chenoa Farnsworth, Mary Wenstrom, Ed Sniffen, Ian Kitajima

First up, we have Chenoa Fransworth from Blue Startups here to tell us about the upcoming East Meets West conference.

Then, we are joined by Mary Wenstrom from Hawaii Tech Academy, Ed Sniffen from the Dept of Transportation and Ian Kitajima from Oceanit to talk about getting students hands on experience with artificial intelligence through a project called Kilo.

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Episode 649: East Meets West + Aloha A.I. Kilo

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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