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.
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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On today’s show we welcome Omar Sultan from XLR8HI, Ethan West from Punahele Provisions and Roxy Ortiz from Wooden Wave. They’re here to tell us about the preX program and how their companies are helping to create Hawaiiʻs diverse economy.
First up, the Hawaii Small Business Development Center is pleased to announce their entrepreneurship class on Wednesday, June 10th, focused on people who are at the beginning stages of starting their business on O‘ahu. This class will address all of the important topics you must consider before investing money or time, and so it is an important step in the process of starting your business.
Then we welcome to the show Meli James from Mana Up, Malia Kaʻaihue from Aloha Modern and Dante Valentino from Vitalitea Hawaii. They’re here to tell us about the next Mana Up cohort and how they’ve adjusted to the new normal.
First up we have Rosie Alegado from the Univ of Hawaii, Dept of Oceanography, here to tell us about the partnership between Univ. of Hawaii’s Tropical Medicine Clinical Lab and the City and County of Honolulu for COVID-19 testing.
Then we’re joined by Ian Kitajima from Oceanit, Sarah Nanbu from the Box Jelly and Trung Lam from La Tour to talk about using Aloha A.I. to count people and gauge economic recovery. Follow the progress of the A.I. sensor from this dashboard.
First up, on May 30-31, NASA, along with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is inviting coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, and technologists to participate in a virtual hackathon. During a period of 48 hours, participants from around the world will create virtual teams and use Earth observation data to develop solutions to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more info go to: https://covid19.spaceappschallenge.org/
First up, for all you teachers. the Summer and Fall Altino trainings are all going online! Everything is listed on the PDE3 website. Organizers are waiving the $25 fee. So the training is FREE! Classes are limited to thirty seats but there’s always room. Learn more and get Alino trained.
Then we welcome Peter Rowan from UH Ventures Accelerator, Kamuela Enos from Purple Prize and (K)new Futures Challenge and Wayne Murphy from HATCH. They’re here to tell us how innovation and entrepreneurship will play a significant role in helping to restart and reshape our post-COVID-19 world. Learn more about the program by sign up to this informational session.
Then we have Pat Sullivan and Matt Jenkins to the show. Pat is the Founder and CEO of Oceanit, one of Hawaii’s successful tech companies. Check out Pat’s new book: Intellectual Anarchy. Matthew is the Area Vice President, SLED (State, Local and Education) West, for World Wide Technologies.
First off, don’t forget, applications to the Blue Startups Cohort #12 accelerator program closes tomorrow, Thursday, April 30th. The new start date for the program is to be determined. Stay tuned for more updates and in the meantime, check out what it means to be part of the Blue Startups accelerator program by going to Blue Startups.com.
Then we welcome Mitra Ardron and Eric Jones to the show. Mitra is a serial social entrepreneur & innovator, working in the fields of technology for good, most recently at the Internet Archives. Meanwhile, Eric Jones is a seasoned disaster planner, exercise conductor, crisis manager and recently with the American Red Cross. We talk about contact tracing, Apple/Google API and the Safe2 app.