Bytemarks Cafe – Episode 3 – Aug. 20, 2008

Today we talk to Guy Kawasaki about entrepreneurship, evangelism and technology trends. Guy joins us from his home in the Bay Area, and in the studio we have his Chief Evangelist for, Neenz Faleafine.

  • PICHTR (short for Pacific International Center for High Technology Research) recently received a $5 million grant-in-aid from the state to create a fund specifically for so-called dual-use companies in Hawaii. The money is administered through a program under PICHTR called the Hawaii Technology Development Venture.
  • Geologists took the first direct measurements of volcanic gases at Kilauea this summer, floating meteorological baloons directly into the volcanic plume. Members of the geology faculty and staff at Michigan Technological University came to the Big Island, led by Adam Durant and Matt Watson.
  • The Project Notification Review System Board for the pacific island state of American Samoa has approved a land use permit for a fibre optic communications cable that will link American Samoa to Hawaii. The $9 million Pacific Rim cable that currently links Hawaii and New Zealand will be spliced to take a spur to American Samoa.
  • Sustainability, energy independence and food security were the top topics at the first “Island Sustainable Living Expo” held this past weekend at Maui Community College. The two-day event offered education, “edutainment,” local food and Hawaiian cultural presentation.
  • On Thursday August 21st the House and Senate will be holding a day-long event called “Hawaii’s Aerospace Industry: The Next Frontier“. There will be a number of high level people coming in from NASA, The Space Foundation, the FAA and others. In the studio to tell us more is Elliot Pulham, President and CEO of the Space Foundation.

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