First up, we’ll talk to Keala Peters, Executive Vice President of Education and Workforce Development for the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce and Alan Ito, IT Workforce Development Lead at UH, about the series of events for Tech Days of Spring aimed at all those students interested in a career in IT.
Then, we are joined by Omar Sultan from XLR8HI along with preX graduates Joy Bitonio owner and founder of KOMO Studio, Courtnee Nunokawa founder of Balanced Brain and Jeni Kaohelaulii from Work It Out. We talk about the preX program and what it takes to advance your business to the next level.
During this special fall membership campaign edition, we have Omar Sultan from XLR8HI preX program and heʻs brought a couple of alumni from cohort 5.
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Then, I welcome Omar Sultan and Matt Williams, President of Hana Naiʻa and Jessica “Jess” Kamana’o – Founder of HI Cravings LLC to Bytemarks Cafe…
Before we get started I want to let you know about a webinar about broadband and digital equity organized by the University of Hawaii. It is a chance to learn about the federal programs that are rolling out to the states. The webinar takes place tomorrow Thursday at 1:30pm on zoom. Go to https://www.hawaii.edu/broadband/events/ for more info.
Then we are joined by Susan Kreifels manager of the East-West Center’s journalism exchange programs, Glenn van Zutphen who is a career international journalist and the founder of VanMedia Group, and Derek Ferrar news content and press outreach for the East-West Center. We talk about the current state of journalism and the upcoming conference: Connecting in a Zero-Trust World.
First up, we have Omar Sultan from the Sultan Ventures here to tell us about the XLR8HI preX program to scale your business and become investment ready. Information session on Thursday, Sept 2, 2021. Sign up here.
Then, we are joined by Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups, Ed Lallier of Vanta Leagues and Candice Dietz of Givespace, who are here to talk about the Blue Startups Cohort #13, startup acceleration and diversifying the economy.
First off, don’t forget, applications to the Blue Startups Cohort #12 accelerator program closes tomorrow, Thursday, April 30th. The new start date for the program is to be determined. Stay tuned for more updates and in the meantime, check out what it means to be part of the Blue Startups accelerator program by going to Blue Startups.com.
Then, Omar Sultan from XLR8HI and Sultan Ventures joins us to tell us about the preX program. Deadline to apply is May 8, 2020.
Then we welcome Mitra Ardron and Eric Jones to the show. Mitra is a serial social entrepreneur & innovator, working in the fields of technology for good, most recently at the Internet Archives. Meanwhile, Eric Jones is a seasoned disaster planner, exercise conductor, crisis manager and recently with the American Red Cross. We talk about contact tracing, Apple/Google API and the Safe2 app.