Episode 630: AFCEA STEM Grants + Purple Maia – Sept 23, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Preston Tran, Joshua Parker

First up we have Sanford Ching, Director of AFCEA, and he’s here to tell us about AFCEA’s STEM grants.

Then we have Alec Wagner, Director of Purple Prize and Kilo Hoku, Preston Tran, co-founder of Box Farm Labs and Joshua Parker recently won the Kipuka Innovation Challenge with Hawaiian Hydropower, talk about native culture and tech innovation. As an added note, Kilo Hoku is taking place this Saturday, Sept 26 and you are all welcome to join. Register for the event here.

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Episode 620: Kipuka Innovation Competition + Kauaʻi Education Technology Pilot – July 15, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Ron Kouchi, Paul Zina

First up we have Alec Wagner, here to tell us about Purple Prize and the Kipuka Innovation Competition. Then we’re joined by Senate President Ron Kouchi and DOE Complex Area Superintendent Paul Zina to talk about the Kauaʻi Education Technology Pilot.

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Episode 611: UH Innovation Accelerators – May 13, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Peter Rowan, Kamu Enos, Wayne Murphy

First up, for all you teachers. the Summer and Fall Altino trainings are all going online! Everything is listed on the PDE3 website. Organizers are waiving the $25 fee. So the training is FREE! Classes are limited to thirty seats but there’s always room. Learn more and get Alino trained.

Then we welcome Peter Rowan from UH Ventures Accelerator, Kamuela Enos from Purple Prize and (K)new Futures Challenge and Wayne Murphy from HATCH. They’re here to tell us how innovation and entrepreneurship will play a significant role in helping to restart and reshape our post-COVID-19 world. Learn more about the program by sign up to this informational session.

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Episode 599: HVCA Entrepreneur Awards + Purple Maiʻa, Indigenous Innovation – Feb 19, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Meli James, Manu Mei-Singh

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.

Then, Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association joins us to tell us about the upcoming HVCA Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Finally, we’re joined by Alec Wagner from Purple Prize and Manu Mei-Singh from Purple Maiʻa, to talk about Ka Maka ʻInana, Purple Prize Application 2020 and Indigenous Innovation. Stay tuned to the Purple Maiʻa Instagram for updates on youth JavaScript Class and for the Purple Maiʻa Summer Programs: instagram.com/purple_maia/

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Episode 579: Mauka Marketplace + Mana Studios – Oct 2, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Kalani Bright, Kiana Bright and Matt Lynch

During this special fall fund drive edition, we feature, live in the studio, Matt Lynch from Mauka Marketplace and Kalani Bright from Mana Studios, recent winners at the Purple Prize Kilo Hoku, and they’re here to tell us about their startups, the Purple Prize process and advancing indigenous knowledge.

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Episode 577: Purple Prize + Humane A.I. – Sept 18, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Peter Hershock

First up, we have Alec Wagner from Purple Prize to talk about Kilo Hoku happening on Saturday, Sept 21, 2019. Then we have Peter Hershock from the East West Center to talk about ethics and humanity in artificial intelligence.

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Episode 552: Circular Economy and ʻĀinaFinda – March 27, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Lilia Merrin, Miki Tomita, Alec Wagner

First up, Mike Tomita from Education Incubator tells us about a Sharing and Circular Economy Workshop. Then, we talk with Lilia Merrin and Alec Wagner about progressing through the Purple Prize. Lilia tells us about her Purple Prize experience and her early stage prototype called ʻĀinaFinda.

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Episode 550: SBA Hawaii and Nalukai Academy – March 13, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, David Clarke, Jane Sawyer, Jenna Takata

First up, Jane Sawyer from the Small Business Administration – Hawaii Office joins us with an update on the 2019 cohort for “SBA Emerging Leaders” Initiative. Then, David Clarke from Nalukai Foundation and Jenna Takata, senior at Kauai High School join us to talk about Nalukai Academy and the 2019 program. Applications are open.

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Episode 543: The PurplePrize and Drone Day at the Capitol

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Nathan Trail, Diana Marina Cooper

First, we hear from Alec Wagner about the upcoming Purple Prize Kickoff Day on February 2nd. Then, we hear from Nathan Trail from Consumer Technology Association and Diana Cooper from Precision Hawk and Droners.io, here to tell us about UAVs in Hawaii and Drone Day at the Capitol.

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Episode 540: Purple Prize and East Meets West #EMW19 – Jan 2, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Chenoa Farnsworth

First, we hear from Alec Wagner about the upcoming Purple Prize deadline and the Connection Phase process. Then, we hear from Chenoa Farnsworth, Managing Partner at Blue Startups about the East Meets West Conference and Hawaii strategic importance connecting both sides of the Pacific.

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