Episode 413: Emergency Preparedness Gadgets – July 27, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Cindy Matsuki, John Cummings, Wes Koga, Ryan Ozawa, Meli James (missing)

After some national tech headlines, we cover the local tech calendar. Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association returns to tell us about their August luncheon about the innovation economy. Also returning is Cindy Matsuki from the High Tech Development Corporation to give us a preview of the next WetWare Wednesday networking mixer — marking their 5th anniversary. Finally, after the break, we check in for this hurricane season and talk about new tech and gadgets to consider during a natural disaster. Joining us are John Cummings from the City’s Dept of Emergency Management and disaster preparedness instructor Wes Koga.

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Episode 409: Blue Startups Cohort 7 – June 29, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Daniel Kaneshiro, Genesis Leong, Chelsea Gonzales, Meli James, Dillon Morgan, Ryan Ozawa

We kick things off hearing about a couple of great upcoming events. Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association returns to tell us about their June luncheon on “Hip Island Living.” Then Genesis Leong is here to tell us about the upcoming TEDxHonolulu event. [Use Promo Code: BytemarksCafe]

Finally, after the break, we hear about startup life from the latest cohort of the Blue Startups accelerator program. Joining us are Dillon Morgan from UNUM and Daniel Kaneshiro from MailGapp to tell us about their big idea, and how it’s evolving as they go through the program.

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Episode 403: Tech + Homelessness – May 18, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ryan (Sal) Salcido, Meli James, Connie Mitchell, Dennis Furukawa, Ryan Ozawa

We start the hour hearing about a couple of upcoming events. First, Ryan (Sal) Salcido is here to tell us about an upcoming Hawaii Drone Academy summer classes and Drone Racer X. Then we have Meli James from HVCA here to tell us about the next HVCA monthly luncheon called State of the Startup Investment Industry in Hawaii. Finally, we’ll talk to Dennis Furukawa from Real Green Power and Connie Mitchell from the Institute for Human Services about leveraging tech for homelessness.

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Episode 393: HVCA 2016 Entrepreneur Award Winners – March 9, 2016

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Photo: (l:r) Burt Lum, Vincent Kimura, Karl Kim, Dan Nash, Leigh-Ann Miyasato, Bee Leng Chua, Ryan Ozawa

First up today, we hear about three upcoming events. Bee Leng Chua from HiBEAM is here to tell us about the next Going for Growth Leadership Panel. Karl Kim from NDPTC joins us to tell us about the next PRIMO conference. Last but not least, Leigh-Ann Miyasato tells us about the OTTED event called Commercialization Speed Dating. After the break, we’ll devote the rest of the hour to several awardees from the recent HVCA Entrepreneur Awards. Dan Nash from Comprendio, is here, as well as Vincent Kimura from Smart Yields and Garrett Marrero from Maui Brewing.

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Episode 386: Tech Legislation 2016 – Jan 20, 2016

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We kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Tony Bacigalupo joins us from Open Coworking and he’s here in Hawaii to facilitate a networking session at the Manoa Innovation Center. Then Meli James from the HVCA returns here to tell us about the next monthly luncheon. Finally, we’ll look ahead to the upcoming 2016 legislative session. What bills are in the works relating to science and technology? How are we doing in diversifying our economy? Joining us for this conversation is HTDC CEO, Robbie Melton and State Sen. Glenn Wakai.

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Robbie Melton, Tony Bacigalupo, Sen Glenn Wakai, Ryan Ozawa

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Episode 379: Planetary Update – Dec 2, 2015

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We’ll kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Samantha Kimsey will tell us about the opening of Computational Thinkers and Django Girls. Then Meli James is here to tell us what’s on tap for the next HVCA luncheon panel on medical marijuana. Finally, after the break, we’ll spend the rest of the hour talking with Pete Mouginis-Mark from the Hawaii Institute for Geophysics and Planetology with an update on recent planetary exploration including Pluto, Saturn, Mars Rover and Comet 67P.

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Samantha Kimsey, Meli James, Pete Mouginis-Mark, Rozie Breslin, Ryan Ozawa

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Episode 365: Strong A.I. – Aug 26, 2015

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First up, we’ll hear about two upcoming events. Meli James is on the line to tell us about tomorrow’s Hawaii Venture Capital Association lunch panel focused on the energy sector. Then Poni and Brandon Askew join us to preview the Makers and Tasters event coming up in Kakaako. Finally, for the rest of the hour, we’ll explore the state-of-the-art in “Artificial Intelligence.” Beyond Siri, Cortana, and Alexa, what will “Strong AI” do for us? We’ll do some deep thinking with Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Watumull from Oceanit on this topic.

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Poni & Brandon Askew, Ryan Ozawa, missing: Meli James, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Watumull)

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Episode 360: International Astronomical Union – July 22, 2015

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In this hour, we’ll hear about upcoming events focused on the local startup scene. Meli James is here to tell us about tomorrow’s monthly luncheon with the Hawaii Venture Capital Association. Then Darcie Scharfenstein from Entrepreneurs Foundation will cover the Pupus & Pitches pau hana gathering. Also Dave Bruce calls in from Hawaii Island to update us on a GVS Transmedia event. Finally, we’ll get a preview of the International Astronomical Union’s General Assembly, the world’s largest gathering of astronomers that’s coming to Hawaii next month. Here in the studio we’ll have IfA Director Dr. Günther Hasinger and Dr. Roy Gal. Also joining us by phone from Padova, Italy, is Dr. Piero Benvenuti, Deputy General Secretary of the IAU.

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Episode 352: Reboot the Commute – May 27, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll talk with a couple of news guests. Meli James from HVCA joins us to tell us about the upcoming HVCA luncheon, State of Venture Capital in Hawaii. Then Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups let’s us know about the next Startup Paradise Demo Day. Finally, we’ll talk to Jonas Vibell from the Energy Excelerator and Nicole Hori, George Lee, Evelyn Pirnia and Josh Weldon, all the winners from the Reboot the Commute app challenge.

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Episode 334: Tech Policy 2015 – Jan 21, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Amy Fredeen, CFO of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council will tell us about Never Alone, an interactive game the tribal council developed based on a story from their tribe. This will be featured at upcoming event at Kakaako Agora. Finally, we’ll get a rundown from Robbie Melton from HTDC and Rep. Angus McKelvey on the tech policy bills being introduced in the 2015 legislative session.

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