This week we get into our conversation with Meli James, President of HVCA and talk about the upcoming HVCA Entrepreneur Awards. Along with Meli, I welcome Joan Salwen, CEO of Blue Ocean Barns and Jalene Kanani, President and Creative Director, NOHO Home to talk about their companies and what got them recognized.
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, join HVCA this Friday July 26th, for a breakfast panel discussion on the “Future of High: Cannabis 2.0 in Hawaii“. You will learn what’s next for cannabis, CBD and hemp products in the state of Hawaii. The panel will discuss lessons learned, recent regulatory changes, upcoming trends and investment in this emerging industry. Then we have Mondy Jamshidi from Travel2Change us to give us an update on a new partnership.
First, we hear about a South-by-Southwest Meet and Greet coming up next week. Phil Tripp, SXSW Senior Business Development Manager tell’s us all about it. Then, Meli James is back to brief us on the schedule for the next cohort of Mana Up, including some important deadlines for “Made-in-Hawaii” companies, as well as the next HVCA panel feature candidates in the Lt. Governor’s race. After the break, we learn about e-ICON, an international student coding challenge that originated in Korea but is now coming to Hawaii. Shane Asselstine and Judy Nagasako from the Department of Education are here to tell us about it.
First, we hear from Meli James about the upcoming HVCA Luncheon on blockchain and cryptocurrency. Then we talk to Brook Conner, the Chief Information Officer at the Dept of Education to learn about their 2018 Technology Strategic Plan and key IT initiatives.
First up, Meli James is here to tell us about what’s new with the next HVCA Luncheon about the future of the innovation economy in Hawaii. Then we hear from Purple Prize winners Sam Murphy from Innovative IÊ»a Kilo Practices and Nohealani Hirahara from Native Stories about their projects to leverage technology to advance cultural awareness.