Episode 699: Mana Up with HI Spice & Kākou Collective – Jan 19, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Kea Peters, Justin Orr, Katie Cook

We jump right into our conversation and welcome Meli James, cofounder of ManaUp. Sheʻs brought a couple of companies from cohort 6 with her; Justin Orr from HI Spice and Kea Peters from Kākou Collective. Check out Mana Up’s cohort 7 application. For more information, there are 2 info sessions one on February 1st at 4:00 p.m. and the other on February 9 at 10:00 a.m. 

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Episode 699: Mana Up with HI Spice & Kākou Collective – Jan 19, 2022

Episode 698: HTDC Tech Job Fair + IT Workforce Development – Jan 12, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ellen Ng, Keala Peters, Kelly Ueoka

First up, we have Ellen Ng from HTDC, here to tell us about the upcoming Virtual Tech Job Fair happening on Jan 21, 2022 from 9am to 2pm.

Then, we are joined by Keala Peters, EVP of Education and Workforce Development at the Chamber of Commerce and Kelly Ueoka, President of Pacxa, here to tell us about the IT Workforce Development initiative. Catch the IT Workforce Presentation on Jan 26 here.

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Episode 698: HTDC Tech Job Fair + IT Workforce Development – Jan 12, 2022

Episode 697: XLR8HI preX + PTC 2022 – Jan 5, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Kate Matayoshi, Gary Kim, Joe Weinman

First up, we have Kate Matayoshi from XLR8HI, here to tell us about the upcoming cohort 3 application for the preX series which closes on Friday January 7, 2022.

Then, we are joined by Gary Kim and Joe Weinman from the Pacific Telecommunications Council give us their update on communication technology in the Pacific, the upcoming PTC conference and the global demands shaping the market.

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pisode 697: XLR8HI preX + PTC 2022 – Jan 5, 2022

Episode 696: Hawaii Science Fair + Perspectives on 2022 – Dec 29, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Brian Dote, Lauren Nahme, Ian Kitajima

First up, we have Brian Dote, principal at Tapiki, here to tell us about the upcoming Hawaii Science and Engineering Fair and the call for judges.

Then, Brian stays with us and weʻre joined by Ian Kitajima, chief sherpa at Oceanit and Lauren Nahme, Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Kamehameha School, give us their unique perspectives of what we might expect from 2022.

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Episode 696: Hawaii Science Fair + Perspectives on 2022 – Dec 29, 2021

Episode 695: Comms Futures 2022 + Akaku and Olelo Community Television – Dec 22, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Rob Fish, Roger McKeague, Jay April

First up, we have Rob Fish, President from the IEEE Standards Association and computer science professor at Princeton, here to tell us about the upcoming IEEE Summit on Comms Futures 2022 happening on Jan 14-15, 2022.

Then, we are joined by Jay April, General Manager at Akaku Community Media on Maui and Roger McKeague, General Manager at Olelo Community Media, and we talk about the PEGs and their unique perspective of community television in 2021.

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Episode 695: Comm Futures 2022 + Akaku and Olelo Community Television – Dec 22, 2021

Episode 694: Social Impact Incubation Program – Dec 15, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Stephanie Shipton, Adele Balderston, Natalie Lalagos

We jump right into our conversation about the Social Impact Incubation Program with Stephanie Shipton, Director at Teach for America Hawaii who brought a couple of companies with her; Adele Balderston founder of 88 Block Walks and Natalie Lalagos founder of Transformative Translation.

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Episode 694: Social Impact Incubation Program – Dec 15, 2021

Episode 693: Annual Gadget Show – Dec 8, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ian Kitajima, Paul Lawler

During this special membership campaign edition, we have our gadget geeks Ian Kitajima and Paul Lawler here to talk about their gift suggestions for this holiday season. We dedicate this show to our friend Ricky Li, one of original gadget geeks who is listening to us from beyond. Here are the gadgets talked about on the show:

  1. eufy Security Smart Lock, Touch & Wi-Fi, Fingerprint Scanner, Keyless Entry Door Lock, Smart Wi-Fi Lock, Bluetooth Electronic Deadbolt
  2. Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset
  3. Apple Air Pods Max
  4. Laekerrt’s Cold Brew Coffee Maker, biggest size is $89 on Amazon. 
  5. V1CE Smart Business Card.
  6. Jason Natural Body Wash and Shower Gel

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Episode 693: Annual Gadget Show – Dec 8, 202

Episode 692: HOME Project + CS Ed Week + XLR8HI preX Alumni – Dec 1, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Brian Dote, David Miyashiro, Omar Sultan, Malie Sarsona, Todd Pang, Aleen Steiner

First up, we have Brian Dote, founder of Tapiki, here to tell us about the Home Project Giving Tree. Next we have David Miyashiro from Hawaii Kids Can on to tell us about Computer Science Education Week staring Dec 6th.

Then, we are joined by Omar Sultan, from Sultan Ventures, Malie Sarsona, Co-Founder of Waimea Herb Company, Todd Pang, Founder of Kupuna Care Pair and Aline Steiner, CEO of Koko Kai Yogurt to talk about XLR8HI, preX and startup life in Hawaii.

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Episode 692: HOME Project + CS Ed Week + XLR8HI preX Alumni – Dec 1, 2021

Episode 691: Maui Economic Development Board – Nov 24, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Leslie Wilkins

This week we jump right into our conversation with Leslie Wilkins, Executive Director of the Maui Economic Development Board and find out about their recent SBA Community Navigator award, as well as STEMworks, Code.org and the aerospace industry on Maui.

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Episode 691: Maui Economic Development Board – Nov 24, 2021

Episode 690: #GalswithLEI + Worldwide Walls NFTs – Nov 17, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Liz Dorn, Ellen Ng, Jasper Wong, Aisha Arif

First up, we have Liz Dorn, Seminars Program Coordinator, from the East West Center Seminars here to tell us about a #GalswithLEI online panel called Investment & Change for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses.

Then, we are joined by Ellen Ng from HTDC, Jasper Wong from Worldwide Walls (formerly, Pow Wow) and Aisha Arif, from Makers Place to talk about urban street art, digital assets and NFTs.

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Episode 690: #GalswithLEI + Worldwide Walls NFTs – Nov 17, 2021