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