First up, the Hawaii Small Business Development Center is pleased to announce their entrepreneurship class on Wednesday, June 10th, focused on people who are at the beginning stages of starting their business on O‘ahu. This class will address all of the important topics you must consider before investing money or time, and so it is an important step in the process of starting your business.
Then we welcome to the show Meli James from Mana Up, Malia Kaʻaihue from Aloha Modern and Dante Valentino from Vitalitea Hawaii. They’re here to tell us about the next Mana Up cohort and how they’ve adjusted to the new normal.
First up, on May 30-31, NASA, along with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is inviting coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, and technologists to participate in a virtual hackathon. During a period of 48 hours, participants from around the world will create virtual teams and use Earth observation data to develop solutions to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more info go to: https://covid19.spaceappschallenge.org/
First up, the Mana Up Summer Showcase is tomorrow, Thursday, June 6 at T Galleria by DFS Hawai‘i in Waikīkī. The showcase will feature pitches from 10 trending local product companies, followed by a marketplace with 25+ vendors and a party. Next up Meghdad Abbaszadegan tells us about the revival of Startup Grind Honolulu. Then, we have Ted Ralson from UH’s Applied Research Lab here to talk about Unmanned Aerial Systems and the drone bootcamp.
We’ve got a full schedule today. First, we talk about the ManaUp Hawaii cohort 3 application deadline. Then, we hear from Pete Lancia, Vice President of Marketing at Qualcomm phones in about the SnapDragon Tech Summit on Maui. Next up, Code.org evangelist Shane Asselstine is here to talk about the CSforAll Night at Pearl City High School.