Episode 361: NOAA Okeanos and Box Jelly/Sting No More – July 29, 2015


In this hour, we’ll first hear about the upcoming Okeanos Explorer deep sea expedition to the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument with Christopher Kelley and Daniel Wagner. Then after the break, we’ll hear from Angel Yanagihara and Mimi Pezzuto about jelly fish research, commercializing university IP, Sting No More and bringing a new cream that offers relief from painful stings to market.

Photo: Burt Lum, Daniel Wagner, Chris Kelly, Toni Parras, Angel Yanagihara, Ryan Ozawa (l:r)

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Episode 360: International Astronomical Union – July 22, 2015


In this hour, we’ll hear about upcoming events focused on the local startup scene. Meli James is here to tell us about tomorrow’s monthly luncheon with the Hawaii Venture Capital Association. Then Darcie Scharfenstein from Entrepreneurs Foundation will cover the Pupus & Pitches pau hana gathering. Also Dave Bruce calls in from Hawaii Island to update us on a GVS Transmedia event. Finally, we’ll get a preview of the International Astronomical Union’s General Assembly, the world’s largest gathering of astronomers that’s coming to Hawaii next month. Here in the studio we’ll have IfA Director Dr. Günther Hasinger and Dr. Roy Gal. Also joining us by phone from Padova, Italy, is Dr. Piero Benvenuti, Deputy General Secretary of the IAU.

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Episode 359: Solar Impulse – July 15, 2015


Today, we are dedicating the full hour to the Solar Impulse, an ambitious around-the-world journey powered purely by the sun. In the studio today we have pilot and CEO, Andre Borschberg and Managing Director, Gregory Blatt of Solar Impulse.

Andre was the man in the cockpit of the Solar Impulse 2 plane on its journey from Japan to Honolulu, breaking world records and setting an endurance milestone in aviation. He was a jet pilot in the Swiss Air Force and a successful business man before co-founding the Solar Impulse project, sharing piloting duties with explorer Bertrand Piccard.

Gregory is the Managing Director responsible for Marketing and Communications for the Solar Impulse, and was part of a coordinated global team charged with the task of spreading the word about the project, and sending the message of what is possible even without burning fossil fuels.

The Solar Impulse plane and crew is in Honolulu but their schedule is always unpredictable, so we’re happy to be able to catch Andre and Gregory during a rare break.

As we record this show, Solar Impulse is preparing to make an Important announcement, and we’ll be able to talk about it on in this program. But first, let’s get to know Solar Impulse. Andre and Gregory, welcome to Bytemarks Cafe!

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Episode 358: The Canvas – July 8, 2015


We’ll start things off today with a couple of guests who are here to tell us about their upcoming events. Jodi Ito from the University of Hawaii will tell us about Gen Cyber Hawaii Camps, teaching the next generation of cyber security professionals. Then Lisa Shozuya from Lyon Associates tells us about an upcoming disaster preparedness training series coming up this Saturday. Finally, we’ll hear about a collaborative space in Kalihi created by and for high school students. Joining us later are a couple of the founders of The Canvas, Isabelle Wong and Jessica Kim.

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Episode 357: Startup Weekend Honolulu 2015 – July 1, 2015


In this hour, we’ll hear about an upcoming event focused on digital media businesses from Bee Leng Chua, and Mike Gifford will tell us about a new app call Dodecki that’ll help you avoid wasting time in line at your favorite restaurants. Finally, we’ll hear from the winners of the latest Startup Weekend Honolulu, including for the first time a high school student. Stay tuned to meet Liam Clive of Mentorship.link, Constantin Dumba of Grumble and Jenn Lazariuk of All About.

If you are interested in joining the Mentorship.Link beta program as a participating business or a participating student, please contact Liam Clive at liam@mentorship.link. To learn more about Mentorship.Link, visit www.liamclive.com.

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