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, Omar Sultan from XLR8HI and Sultan Ventures joins us to tell us about the preX program. Deadline to apply is May 8, 2020.
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.
Thanks to HTDC, on Tuesday, April 28th Eric Heenan, President of Alaka’i Executive Search, will hold a complimentary webinar on strategies to make your LinkedIn profile stand out and get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers. Please register by Monday, April 27 at 12pm. After registration closes, they will send a Zoom link to all registered participants.
Blue Startups Cohort #12 application deadline has been Extended. They said, “In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we have decided to extend our application deadline for Cohort #12 until April 30. The new start date for the program is to be determined as well. Stay tuned for more updates! For more information you can go to BlueStartups.com
Finally, we’re joined by Jodi Ito, Chief Information Security Officer from UH and Ryan Field, Chief Information Security Officer from American Savings Bank to talk about securing your workforce in this new reality of remote work and shelter in place. You can find security resources here: https://www.cyberhawaii.org/resources/
First up, the Hawaii Island Business Plan Competition (HIplan) for UH Hilo & Hawaii Community College Students is now a virtual event. It’s the Virtual Kilauea Eruption Recovery App Hackathon that will take place on April 4-5 on the BizzyB.com platform. Teams could Win up to $5000 in cash prizes. Student admission to the Hackathon is free, with signups available on a first-come fist serve basis. For information, visit https:// bizzyb.com/hiplan-hackathon-2020/.