Episode 620: Kipuka Innovation Competition + Kauaʻi Education Technology Pilot – July 15, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Ron Kouchi, Paul Zina

First up we have Alec Wagner, here to tell us about Purple Prize and the Kipuka Innovation Competition. Then we’re joined by Senate President Ron Kouchi and DOE Complex Area Superintendent Paul Zina to talk about the Kauaʻi Education Technology Pilot.

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Episode 619: NASA Mars 2020 + DR Fortress – July 8, 2020

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First up we have Vince Smith, here to tell us about the Mars 2020 and the NASA Perserverance Rover event at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox on July 16th. The NASA Mars 2020 launch date is on July 30, 2020.

Then we’re joined by Fred Rodi, President and co-founder of DR Fortress to talk about the role of the data center in delivering your content and applications over the Internet.

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Episode 618: ʻĀina Aloha Futures & Oceanit COVID-19 Testing – July 1, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Naʻalehu Anthony, Pat Sullivan

First up we have Naʻalehu Anthony, here to tell us about ʻĀina Aloha Economic Futures and the upcoming online plenary session on July 8th. Then we’re joined by Pat Sullivan, CEO and Founder of Oceanit to talk about COVID-19 testing and a novel approach to scaling the testing process.

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Episode 617: AHEF Scholarships + Aloha Trace & Safe Path – June 24, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mary Smith, Brandon Kurisu, Michael Kamida

First up we have Mary Smith from Hawaii Pacific University and AFCEA, here to tell us about the Merit Scholarship Award Applications. The application due date is July 31, 2020.

Then we’re joined by Brandon Kurisu from Upspring Media and Michael Kamida from Nuix to talk about using Aloha Trace, Safe Path and contact tracing.

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Episode 616: #BlueStartups & Fiber to East Maui – June 17, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Dan Masutomi, Senator Kalani English, Bill Sides

First up, Blue Startups is hosting a discussion called Fundraising in the COVID era with Canaan Principal Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka at their upcoming Insights for Resiliency webinar. Rayfe will discuss what has changed in the current fundraising environment. What can entrepreneurs expect from venture capitalists today given the shifting social and economic landscape? This takes place on Monday, June 22, 2020, at 1:00pm.

We then welcome, Dan Masutomi, Director of Network Optimization & Subsea Engineering at Hawaiian Telcom, Senator Kalani English, representing Hana, Upcountry Maui, Molokaʻi, Lanaʻi and Kahoʻolawe, and Bill Sides part of the Hana Broadband Committee. They’re here to tell us about running fiber along the road to East Maui and Hana.

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Episode 615: June Pledge Drive & #XLR8HI preX – June 10, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Omar Sultan, Roxy Ortiz, Ethan West

We are currently in our June Pledge Drive. If you enjoy the local talk shows, great music programing and national news coverage, please make a contribution to HPR right now by going to our website, hawaiipublicradio.org, or give via our HPR mobile app. During these challenging times, weʻre here for you.

On today’s show we welcome Omar Sultan from XLR8HI, Ethan West from Punahele Provisions and Roxy Ortiz from Wooden Wave. They’re here to tell us about the preX program and how their companies are helping to create Hawaiiʻs diverse economy.

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Episode 614: SBDC + Mana Up Cohort 5 – June 3, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Malia Kaʻaihue, Dante Valentino

First up, the Hawaii Small Business Development Center is pleased to announce their entrepreneurship class on Wednesday, June 10th, focused on people who are at the beginning stages of starting their business on O‘ahu. This class will address all of the important topics you must consider before investing money or time, and so it is an important step in the process of starting your business.

Then we welcome to the show Meli James from Mana Up, Malia Kaʻaihue from Aloha Modern and Dante Valentino from Vitalitea Hawaii. They’re here to tell us about the next Mana Up cohort and how they’ve adjusted to the new normal.

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Episode 613: COVID-19 Testing + Aloha A.I. People Counter – May 27, 2020

Photo (l:r) Rosie Alegado, Sarah Nanbu, Trung Lam, Ian Kitajima

First up we have Rosie Alegado from the Univ of Hawaii, Dept of Oceanography, here to tell us about the partnership between Univ. of Hawaii’s Tropical Medicine Clinical Lab and the City and County of Honolulu for COVID-19 testing.

Then we’re joined by Ian Kitajima from Oceanit, Sarah Nanbu from the Box Jelly and Trung Lam from La Tour to talk about using Aloha A.I. to count people and gauge economic recovery. Follow the progress of the A.I. sensor from this dashboard.

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Episode 612: ManaUp + Wifi on Wheels – May 20, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Sara “Mili” Milianta-Laffin, David Miyashiro

First up, on May 30-31, NASA, along with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is inviting coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, and technologists to participate in a virtual hackathon. During a period of 48 hours, participants from around the world will create virtual teams and use Earth observation data to develop solutions to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more info go to: https://covid19.spaceappschallenge.org/

Then, we have Meli James from House of ManaUp, on to tell us about a three day workshop to build your digital marketing skills.

Finally, we’re joined by Sara “Mili” Milianta-Laffin from the Ilima Intermediate School and David Miyashiro from Hawaii Kids Can to talk about Wifi on Wheels.

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Episode 611: UH Innovation Accelerators – May 13, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Peter Rowan, Kamu Enos, Wayne Murphy

First up, for all you teachers. the Summer and Fall Altino trainings are all going online! Everything is listed on the PDE3 website. Organizers are waiving the $25 fee. So the training is FREE! Classes are limited to thirty seats but there’s always room. Learn more and get Alino trained.

Then we welcome Peter Rowan from UH Ventures Accelerator, Kamuela Enos from Purple Prize and (K)new Futures Challenge and Wayne Murphy from HATCH. They’re here to tell us how innovation and entrepreneurship will play a significant role in helping to restart and reshape our post-COVID-19 world. Learn more about the program by sign up to this informational session.

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