Episode 722: Sea Grant + Hacking for Defense – June 29, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Cindy Knapman, Jeff Decker, Gloria Choo, Jeff Hui

First up, we have Cindy Knapman to tell us about the latest happenings with the Sea Grant Program. We talk about their strategic plan update and a survey you can participate in. Deadline for the survey is June 30, 2022.

Then, we are joined by Jeff Decker, Program Director of Hacking for Defense (based at Stanford University), Gloria Choo who is part of the National Security Innovation Network and Jeff Hui who is the instructor of the Hacking for Defense ENGR401 course. Check out the Stanford Hacking for Defense Substack.

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Episode 722: Sea Grant + Hacking for Defense – June 29, 2022

Episode 721: XLR8HI preX & Connection in a Zero-Trust World – June 22, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Omar Sultan, Kayla Pearson, Susan Kreifels, Glenn van Zutphen, Derek Ferrar

Before we get started I want to let you know about a webinar about broadband and digital equity organized by the University of Hawaii. It is a chance to learn about the federal programs that are rolling out to the states. The webinar takes place tomorrow Thursday at 1:30pm on zoom. Go to https://www.hawaii.edu/broadband/events/ for more info.

Next, I welcome Omar Sultan who brought Kayla Pearson of Surf Soap Company, one of preXʻs cohort 4 companies, to talk about the upcoming XLR8HI preX program.

Then we are joined by Susan Kreifels manager of​ the East-West Center’s journalism exchange programs, Glenn van Zutphen who is a career international journalist and the founder of VanMedia Group, and Derek Ferrar news content and press outreach for the East-West Center. We talk about the current state of journalism and the upcoming conference: Connecting in a Zero-Trust World.

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Episode 721: XLR8HI preX & Connection in a Zero-Trust World – June 22, 2022

Episode 720: Hawaii’s Undersea Fiber Backbone – June 15, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Cliff Miyake

This week weʻll jump right into our conversation about what enables the Internet in Hawaii. I welcome from Cliff Miyake, VP of Business Development from Ocean Networks, here to talk about a recent contract to design key strategic infrastructure for enabling Hawaii’s internet.

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Episode 720: Hawaii’s Undersea Fiber Backbone – June 15, 2022

Episode 719: Unrulr – June 8, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Will Reppun, Aaron Schorn

This week weʻll jump right into our conversation about an application call Unrulr that helps to tell your story. I’ve invited founder Will Reppun and Aaron Schorn, head of growth and community. They’re here to talk about the creation story behind Unrulr and how Unrulr takes the learning process and makes it more collaborative, interactive and accessible 24/7.

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Episode 719: Unrulr – June 8, 2022

Episode 718: VIL STEM Camp + Tropical AgTech Conference – June 1, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Denise Lau, Jim Wyban, Jason Ueki

First up, we have Denise Lau, Student Success Manager from Dream House Charter School to tell us about an upcoming Verizon Innovative Learning (VIL) STEM Camp for Middle School students.

Then, we are joined by Jason Ueki and Jim Wyban, conference co-organizer, both aquaculture entrepreneurs, to talk about their inaugural Tropical AgTech Conference on Hawaii Island.

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Episode 718: VIL STEM Camp + Tropical AgTech Conference – June 1, 2022

Episode 717: Purple Maia + Mana Up Pop Up – May 25, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Naomi Yoshida, Meli James, Chloe Blake, Ben Lillibridge

First up, we have Naomi Yoshida from Purple Maia to tell us about their upcoming Grit and Grinz event coming up this weekend on May 28th.

Then, we are joined by Meli James, co-founder of Mana Up, whoʻs brought a couple of companies, Chloe Blake from Kauai Sweet Shoppe and Ben Lillibridge from Malama Mushrooms, to talk about the pop-up retail site at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, their respective startups and Cohort 7.

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Episode 717: Purple Maia + Mana Up Pop Up – May 25, 2022

Episode 716: Event Calendar + Hatch Pitch Day – May 18, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Wayne Murphy, Sarid Ditton, Suzan Shahrestani, John Dobovan

First on our event list is a media training webinar offered in partnership with HTDC and the Chamber of Commerce. The goal of media training is to assist and prepare you for your role in representing your company, and take advantage of promotional opportunities. Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM HST, Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No 9, Homer Maxey Conference Room

Also on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, from 12 to 1 p.m. (HST), Hawaii Community Foundation is holding a virtual presentation in which they will dive into the world of cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tether, Binance Coin and others. Theyʻll answer questions like: How does it work? Do I need a wallet? What do I need to know about state and federal legislation, tax treatment, and trends using cryptocurrency in philanthropy?

Then, HTDC is offering a webinar to develop effective digital marketing strategies targeting other businesses in the LinkedIn platform. Topics to be discussed include how to optimize your profile, target your clients, publishing content that adds value, how to get your employees involved, and creating visually appealing posts that capture the attention of your LinkedIn target audience more effectively. This takes place on Thursday, May 26, 2022, Time: 9:00AM – 11:00AM HST, Location: Online

For our main segment, I’m happy to welcome back Wayne Murphy, co-founder and partner of Hatch, Sarid Ditton, marketing executive from Hatch, Dr. Suzan Shahrestani from Minnowtech and John Dobovan, with Kulahaven Farms, to give us an update on their recent aquaculture pitch day and the Innovation Studio.

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Episode 716: Event Calendar + Hatch Pitch Day – May 18, 2022

Episode 715: Clean Energy Community Workshops + PACE Winner GOALL – May 11, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Kirsten B. Turner, Ann Choe, Kristen Urada

First up, we have Kirsten Turner, Deputy Energy Officer from the State Energy Office to tell us about their series of community engagement workshops to empower community participation in the clean energy transition.

Then, we are joined by Ann Choe and Kristen Urada recent winners at the UH PACE Venture Competition to talk about their startup GOALL.

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Episode 715: Clean Energy Community Workshops + PACE Winner GOALL – May 11, 2022

Episode 714: Back Together Fund + Digital Workforce Hui – May 4, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Nam Vu, LIza Ryan Gill, Stacey Aldrich

First up, we have Nam Vu from Hub Coworking to tell us about their Back Together Fund.

Then, we are joined by Stacey Aldrich from the Hawaii State Library and Liza Ryan Gill from Solutions Pacific to talk about the NGA Digital Skills Gap Analysis and the Digital Workforce Hui.

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Episode 714: Back Together Fund + Digital Workforce Hui – May 4, 2022

Episode 713: ID.me + Gen Cyber – April 27, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mere Work, Jodi Ito

First up, we have Mere Work, from the ID.me to tell us about their digital identity system and how it helps fight against fraud.

Then, we are joined by Jodi Ito, Chief Information Security Officer at the University of Hawaii to talk about cybersecurity, the GenCyber program and upcoming summer camps.

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Episode 713: ID.me + Gen Cyber – April 27, 2022