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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Episode 638: Innovation for the New Normal – Nov 18, 2020

Photo: (l:r) Burt Lum, Guy Kawasaki, Steve Auerbach

Tonight we welcome Guy Kawasaki, Apple Fellow, Chief Evangelist of Canva, Creator of the “Remarkable People” Podcast and most importantly graduate of Iolani School. Steve Auerbach, former Director of PCATT and Interim Director of the Office of Innovation and Commercialization at the Univ of Hawaii. They’re both here to to share their thoughts on Innovation for the New Normal and Hawaii in the post-pandemic world.

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Episode 637: HTDC Virtual Tech Job Fair + Hawaii Career Pathways – Nov 11, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alex Harris, Keala Peters, Stephen Schatz

First up, we have Ellen Ng from the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation here to tell us about the upcoming Virtual Tech Job Fair.

Then, we are joined by Alex Harris, VP of Programs from the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, Keala Peters, VP of Education and Workforce Development from the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii and Stephen Schatz, Executive Director at Univ. of Hawaii’s P-20 Partnerships for Education, to talk about resources to navigate the Hawaii Career Pathway and the Hawaii Career Explorer.

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Episode 636: TRUE Initiative + Transform Hawaii Government & Hawaii Kids Can – Nov 4, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Michelle Cheung, David Miyashiro, Christine Sakuda

First up, we have Michelle Cheung from the TRUE Initiative here to tell us about a Gartner webinar on Pragmatic Infrastructure and Cloud Strategy coming up on November 12.

Then, we are joined by Christine Sakuda from Transform Hawaii Government and David Miyashiro from Hawaii Kids Can to talk about civic engagement, tech, computer science in education and the evolving political landscape.

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Episode 635: Hawaii Career Pathways + Blue Startup Cohort 12 – Oct 28, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alex Harris, Chenoa Farnsworth, Lauren Roth Venu, Jessica Blotter

We start off with a quick update for those of you who’ve had your jobs impacted by Covid-19, Pono Shim from the Oahu Economic Development Board is hosting a 1-hour briefing with Jonathan Weinberger, Founder of GameDevHQ. This is part of the Aloha Connects Innovation program to support the increasing interest in the Game Development Positions. The event takes place on Thursday, Oct 29 from 12pm – 1pm. Connect with this Zoom link using Meeting ID: 811 4307 6084 Passcode: aloha

Next up, we have Alex Harris from the Castle Foundation here to tell us about a new Hawaii Career Pathways resource and the Hawaii Executive Collaborative Talent Roadmap.

Then, we’re joined by Chenoa Farnsworth with Blue Startups, Lauren Roth Venu from 3R Water and Jessica Blotter from Kind Traveler to talk about the Blue Startups cohort 12 experience and the upcoming Demo Day on Oct 29, 2020.

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Episode 634: 5th Hawaii Annual Code Challenge – Oct 21, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Caroline Julian-Freitas, Christine Sakuda

During this special pledge drive edition, we have Christine Sakuda, Executive Director at Transform Hawaii Government and Caroline Julian-Freitas Public Information Officer at Enterprise Technology Services, on the show to tell us about the 5th Hawaii Annual Code Challenge. The HACC kickoff is on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 and you can sign up here.

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Episode 633: Gigerati + Temporary Resident Concept – Oct 14, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Brian Dote, Denise Yamaguchi, Jason Higa, Scott Murakami

First up, the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking a location for its new educational telescope to replace the one that was housed in its Maunakea Summit observatory. The new telescope will be used by students for training in modern astronomical observing techniques, developing skills in scientific research, as well as for communicating science to the general public. There is a virtual open house and UH Hilo Educational Telescope at Hale Pohaku is seeking your comments.

Then, we welcome Brian Dote, independent app developer and innovator, here to tell us about a new app for gig workers he and his partners have launched called Gigerati.

Next we welcome Denise Yamaguchi CEO and Founder of the Hawai‘i Ag & Culinary Alliance (dba, Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival), Jason Higa, Chief Executive Officer at Zippy’s and Scott Murakami, Economic Development Coordinator from DBEDT, to talk about a remote work initiative called the Temporary Resident Concept.

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Episode 632: PISCES WiSE + 3.5GHz Frequency Auction – Oct 7, 2020

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First up we have Rodrigo Romo, from the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems to tell us about the Women in Space Exploration talks happening this week, through October 10th.

Then we’re joined by Corey Shaffer from Verizon Wireless and Sean McLaughlin from Access Humbolt to talk about the recent FCC auction of the 3.5GHz frequency and the typical use cases.

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Episode 631: Hydrogen Day + Aloha Connects Innovation – Sept 30, 2020

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First up there is an event coming up on Oct 8th to celebrate and recognize Hydrogen Day. This event will feature virtual tours of hydrogen projects in Hawaii and a panel with leading hydrogen experts to discuss potential for hydrogen in the State.

Then we’re joined by Rich Wacker, CEO of American Savings Bank and Omar Sultan from XLR8HI to talk about the Aloha Connects Innovation program and how this program not only seeks to place unemployed workers into potential jobs but also helps grow the innovation sector.

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Episode 630: AFCEA STEM Grants + Purple Maia – Sept 23, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Preston Tran, Joshua Parker

First up we have Sanford Ching, Director of AFCEA, and he’s here to tell us about AFCEA’s STEM grants.

Then we have Alec Wagner, Director of Purple Prize and Kilo Hoku, Preston Tran, co-founder of Box Farm Labs and Joshua Parker recently won the Kipuka Innovation Challenge with Hawaiian Hydropower, talk about native culture and tech innovation. As an added note, Kilo Hoku is taking place this Saturday, Sept 26 and you are all welcome to join. Register for the event here.

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