Episode 601: Founders Mixer, CS Day at the Capitol & Digital Currency Innovation Lab – March 4, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ellen Ng, David Miyashiro, Iris Ikeda (by phone)

First up, if you are interested in the startup world, Blue Startups is having a Founders Mixer on Thursday, March 5! You can meet the Blue Startups team, and take the opportunity to pitch your idea, startup, or skill while networking with Hawaii’s entrepreneurial community.

Then, David Miyashiro from Hawaii Kids Can joins us to tell us about the upcoming Computer Science Day at the Capitol.

Finally, Iris Ikeda from the Division of Financial Institutions – DCCA and Ellen Ng from HTDC to talk about the Digital Currency Innovation Lab and how you can test out your crypto currency idea in Hawaii.

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Episode 568: Blue Startups Demo Day, IEEE DL Lectures and Agriculture Initiatives – July 17, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sharon Hurd, Chenoa Farnsworth, Steven Minakami

We’ve got a full load today, Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups joins us to give us the details on the Cohort 11 demo day. Then Steven Minakami from the IEEE tells us about the upcoming Distinguished Lecturer event on the topic of 5G. Right after our break, we have Sharon Hurd from the Department of Agriculture join us to talk about agriculture in Hawaii and the upcoming Western Area State Department of Agriculture conference.

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Episode 558: PACT Makery and Nalu Scientific

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Kris Keahiolalo, Chris Bock, Isar Mostafanezhad

First up, Blue Startups will have an open house on Wednesday May 15, 5:15 PM – 8:00PM. This is your chance to meet the companies of Cohort #11. Sign up here to join the fun. Next, Kristopher Keahiolalo, from the non-profit Parents and Children Together tells us about their Makery Program. Call 808-842-7093 for more info. Then, we have Isar Mostafanezhad founder and CEO of Nalu Scientific tell us about starting a technology company and how his company got recognized as Most Innovative by Hawaii Business.

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Episode 540: Purple Prize and East Meets West #EMW19 – Jan 2, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Chenoa Farnsworth

First, we hear from Alec Wagner about the upcoming Purple Prize deadline and the Connection Phase process. Then, we hear from Chenoa Farnsworth, Managing Partner at Blue Startups about the East Meets West Conference and Hawaii strategic importance connecting both sides of the Pacific.

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Episode 515: Car Sharing HUI, @BlueStartups Demo Day, IEEE EMB Conference – July 11, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Aaron Ohta, Maya Rogers, Mark Fukunaga, Ryan Ozawa

We’ve got a full schedule today. First, we hear from Mark Fukunaga about Servco’s new car sharing app HUI. Then Maya Rogers joins us to let us know about Blue Startups Cohort 10 Demo Day happening on July 20th. Then, we learn about the state of the art in biomed engineering from the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society annual conference happening here next week. Organizers Dr. Aaron Ohta and Dr. Jim Weiland are here to fill us in.

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Episode 510: KamaÊ»aina Come Home with Blue Startups – June 6, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Vanessa Henao, Traven Watase, Ryan Ozawa

First, we hear about the upcoming VERGE Conference from Mark Glick, who’s with the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute. You can get a 20% discount as a listener of Bytemarks Cafe by using this discount code: VH18HNEI by registering at VERGE Conference which happens on June 12-14.

Then we talk to a couple of kamaÊ»aina who’ve come home to kickstart their startups. We’ll talk to Venessa Henao of Immersely and Traven Watase from Scholars App, both part of the latest cohort of the Blue Startups tech accelerator.

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Episode 497: Elemental Excelerator & the Maui Energy Conference – Mar 7, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Chenoa Farnsworth, Ryan Ozawa, Aki Marceau 

First up we talk to Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups about the open call for Cohort 10. Then we learn about the Maui Energy Conference from Frank De Rego from MEDB and Aki Marceau from the Elemental Excelerator. The Elemental Excelerator will be hosting a reverse pitch at the conference and streaming it live on March 15th at 10:30am HST from their Facebook page.

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Episode 490: KeikiCo Business Plan Competition – Jan 17, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Rich Wacker, Jacob Heberle, Kelli Chinen, Mark Hukill, Ryan Ozawa

First up we have Mark Hukill here to tell us about the upcoming Pacific Telecommunication Council Annual Conference. Then Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups joins us  to tell us about the upcoming East Meets West Conference. Then we learn about the KeikiCo Business Plan Competition from Kaiser High School students Kelli Chinen and Jacob Heberle and American Savings Bank President and CEO Rich Wacker.

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Episode 436: Real Property/Estate Apps – Jan 4, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Jason Sewell, Kory Payne, Rexford Hibbs, Bello Silitshena, Ryan Ozawa

We kick things off with Jason Sewell from Dev League who’s here to tell us about the upcoming Global Game Jam. Then Kory Payne is here to tell us about Ujoin.co, a site to help online organizing for grassroots advocacy campaigns. Then, after the break, we talk about to a couple of startups building new tools for real estate and property management. Joining us are Bello Silitshena from the Condo App and Rexford Hibbs from RealtyReturns, both members of the latest cohort of Blue Startups.

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Episode 435: Asian Tech Connection – Dec 28, 2016

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Casey Lau, Rich Pyle, Bree Duros, Blake Benso, Rob Haak, Ryan Ozawa

We kick off today’s show with a couple of announcements. Bree Duros from TEK System starts things off with the next TEK Talk Story Pau Hana. Then Rich Pyle from the Bishop Museum will tell us about the new specie of coral fish named after President Obama, Tosanoides obama. Then, after the break, we talk about the upcoming East Meets West conference and what it takes to break into the Asian marketplace. Joining us are Casey Lau from Blue Startups and Rob Haak from Insight interAsia.

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