This week weʻll jump right into our conversation and talk about the HVCA Innovation and Entrepreneurs Awards. I’d like to welcome Meli James, President of HVCA, Kimie Miner, singer, songwriter and owner of Haku Collective, and Barron Guss, President of Altres. They’re here to talk about innovating through these challenging times. Catch the HVCA Entrepreneurs Awards on KHON at 7pm on Saturday Feb 20, 2021. Also, be sure to register for for special giveaways.
First up, we have Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association here to tell us about the open nomination period for the upcoming HVCA Entrepreneur + Deal of the Year. Nominations close on Dec 26, 2020.
Then, we are joined by Brandon Kurisu, President of AIO Digital and Josh Quint, Epidemiologist from the Dept of Health, to talk about the exposure notification, contact tracing app called Aloha Safe Alert.
First up, I want to let you know about the Spring break Altino Coding training for teachers. There are two 3-day 3-credit introduction to coding workshop for teachers, during spring break starting March 16 for the Campbell Kapolei Complex and Maui Complex starting March 19th. There are only 30 seats per 3 day training. Teacher can take the class for 3 credits. They can sign up via the Dept of Education’s professional development PDE3 website – search for “Altino”. Mahalo to sponsors Kamehameha Schools, Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation, Toyota Hawaii, and the State of Hawaii legislature so teachers can attend for only $25 for a 3-day 3-credit class. Sign up here before it fills up.
First up, Meli James joins us with to update on the annual Hawaii Venture Capital Association Gala awards banquet. Then, Corie Tanida, independent consultant and Melia Marguleas, senior from Punahou, join us to tell us about Hawaii’s Automatic Voter Registration initiative. Legislative bills to follow: HB1217 and SB412.
First up we talk with Paige Donnelly about the launch of a new art-tech app called Art World Escape. Then Meli James returns to give us the very latest on tomorrow night’s HVCA Awards Gala. Finally we invited Scott Robertson and Stephani Diep from UH to tell us about the upcoming AT&T Hackathon happening on March 9-10.