Episode 727: Startup-Hawaii + Blue Startups Cohort 14 – Aug 3, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Maria Leonardi, Chenoa Farnsworth, Stephanie Palacios, Karyn Nolan

First up, we have Maria Leonardi, co-founder of Startup Hawaii here to announce their launch event happening tomorrow Aug 4th.

Then, we are joined by Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups and she brought a couple a guest companies, Karyn Nolan of Mappy and Stephanie Palacios of Bonda and theyʻre here to tell us about startup life and Blue Startups cohort 14.

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Episode 727: Startup-Hawaii + Blue Startups Cohort 14 – Aug 3, 2022

Episode 705: Blue Startups + Water Cremation – March 2, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Chenoa Farnsworth, Dean fisher, Dr. Pono Ledford

First up, we have Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups on the show to talk about the Getting To Know Blue: A Weekly Webinar Series.

Then, we are joined by Dean Fisher and Dr Pono Ledford, learn about the technology behind water cremation and measures like SB2828 moving through the legislature. Contact Aloha Mortuary for more information.

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Episode 705: Blue Startups + Water Cremation – March 2, 2022

Episode 703: Nalu Scientific + HVCA Entrepreneur Award – Feb 16, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Isar Mostafanezhad, Meli James, Brian Glazer, Assof Karmon

First up, Blue Startups is hosting a virtual Founder Mixer and Cohort 14 Info Session on February 17 – if you or you know a prospective applicant you can invite them to this event.

Next we talk to Isar Mostafanezhad from Nalu Scientific about their new distribution deal they just signed with CAEN Technologies.

Then, we are joined by Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association along with Assaf Karmon, Co-founder, TurnoverBnB and Brian Glazer, Co-founder, Hohonu, Inc., here to tell us about the upcoming Entrepreneur Awards. You can catch the Entrepreneur Awards on March 1st on KGMB at 9:00pm HST.

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Episode 703: Nalu Scientific + HVCA Entrepreneur Award – Feb 16, 2022

Episode 686: Blue Startups Cohort 13 Demo Day with Celitech & Hokali – Oct 20, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Chenoa Farnsworth, Al Fares, Tomas Bisi

Today we are pleased to be joined by Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups along with Al Fares of Celitech and Tomas Bisi of Hokali, to talk about cohort 13, startup life and the upcoming Demo Day on Nov 5, 2021.

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Episode 686: Blue Startups Cohort 13 Demo Day with Celitech & Hokali – Oct 20, 2021

Episode 681: ISC2 Meetup + Volta IPO – Sept 15, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Lito Alvarez, Chris Wendel, Chenoa Farnsworth, Rob Robinson

First up, we have Lito Alvarez from the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, or ISC 2, here to tell us about an upcoming virtual event called: “Cyber Overview, BECs, & Ransomware” and discussions into a FBI cyber investigation with Katie Kiefer of the FBI.

Then, we are joined by Chris Wendel – Co-Founder and President of Volta, Rob Robinson from Hawaii Angels and Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups, who are here to talk about the recent listing of electric charging company Volta and their recent IPO listing on the New York Stock Exchange as VLTA.

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Episode 681: ISC2 Meetup + Volta IPO – Sept 15, 2021

Episode 679: XLR8HI preX + Blue Startups Cohort 13 – Sept 1, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Omar Sultan, Chenoa Farnsworth, Ed Lallier, Candice Dietz

First up, we have Omar Sultan from the Sultan Ventures here to tell us about the XLR8HI preX program to scale your business and become investment ready. Information session on Thursday, Sept 2, 2021. Sign up here.

Then, we are joined by Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups, Ed Lallier of Vanta Leagues and Candice Dietz of Givespace, who are here to talk about the Blue Startups Cohort #13, startup acceleration and diversifying the economy.

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Episode 679: XLR8HI preX + Blue Startups Cohort 13 – Sept 1, 2021

Episode 635: Hawaii Career Pathways + Blue Startup Cohort 12 – Oct 28, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alex Harris, Chenoa Farnsworth, Lauren Roth Venu, Jessica Blotter

We start off with a quick update for those of you who’ve had your jobs impacted by Covid-19, Pono Shim from the Oahu Economic Development Board is hosting a 1-hour briefing with Jonathan Weinberger, Founder of GameDevHQ. This is part of the Aloha Connects Innovation program to support the increasing interest in the Game Development Positions. The event takes place on Thursday, Oct 29 from 12pm – 1pm. Connect with this Zoom link using Meeting ID: 811 4307 6084 Passcode: aloha

Next up, we have Alex Harris from the Castle Foundation here to tell us about a new Hawaii Career Pathways resource and the Hawaii Executive Collaborative Talent Roadmap.

Then, we’re joined by Chenoa Farnsworth with Blue Startups, Lauren Roth Venu from 3R Water and Jessica Blotter from Kind Traveler to talk about the Blue Startups cohort 12 experience and the upcoming Demo Day on Oct 29, 2020.

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Episode 628: Altino Update + Blue Startups Cohort 12 – Sept 9, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ian Kitajima, Ifrah Khan, David Summers

First up we have Ian Kitajima, Tech Sherpa at Oceanit, and he’s here to tell us about a the next iteration of the Altino program. Sign up here for the virtual Altino car program developed by Oceanit.

Then we’re joined by Ifrah Khan from Usit and David Summers from Lead Roommate, both are part of the Blue Startups co-hort 12. They’re here to talk about the new reality of going through the Blue Startups accelerator program in the Covid-19 era.

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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, MolokaÊ»i, LanaÊ»i and KahoÊ»olawe, 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 609: XLR8HI preX and Safe2 App – April 29, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Omar Sultan, Mitra Ardron, Eric Jones

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.

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