Episode 531: Arbor Day Activities and Purple Prize 2019 – Oct 31, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Matt Gonser, Kelsey Amos, Alec Wagner

First, we hear from Matt Gonser from the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency and he’s here to tell us about the Arbor Day Tree giveaway and an online tool to track your progress. Then, we hear from Kelsey Amos and Alec Wagner from Purple Maia Foundation about the next Purple Prize 2019 and the evolution of the program. Applications for the Connection Phase are now open.

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Episode 482: Purple Prize Startup Winners – Nov 22, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Nohealani Hirahara, Sam Murphy, Matt Motoki, Meli James, Ryan Ozawa

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.

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Episode 476: FirstNet – October 11, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Everett Kaneshige, Forest Frizzell, Major General Logan, Ryan Ozawa

First up, we talk to Forest Frizzell from Purple Maia about the upcoming Purple Prize demo day. Then we hear from Major General Arthur Logan and Everett Kaneshige about a high speed wireless broadband communications network for first responders called FirstNet.

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Episode 447: Purple Prize – March 22, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Adam Laimana, Kamu Enos, Donavan Kealoha, Traven Watase, Ryan Ozawa

We kick off today’s show learning about ‘Scholar’s App,’ a local tool to help students find financial aid with its founder Traven Watase. Then we talk to Donavan Kealoha, Kamu Enos from Purple Maia about the Purple Prize and Adam Laimana from team Waiwai and Halepili about building apps with Aloha ʻĀina.

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Episode 427: Purple Prize – Nov 2, 2016

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Darcie Scharfenstein, Kenneth Huang, Nicole Hori, Keola Rapozo, Ryan Ozawa

To kick off today’s show, we hear about a couple of upcoming events. Darcie Scharfenstein provides us with an update on the Entrepreneurs Foundation fundraiser (Discount code: EFHPartner). Then we have Kenneth Huang here to tell us about the next Startup Weekend in Honolulu. Then, after the break, we find out about an interesting project to bring together tech and Hawaiian culture called Purple Prize. To find out more we talk to Dale NahoÊ»olewa from IoT for Wetlands, Nicole Hori from Garden Hui and juror/judge Keola Rapozo.

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Episode 422: #HACC Teams – September 28, 2016

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Napali Souza, Lisa Zhou, Christine Rioca, Kim Vo, Anees Merzi, Ryan Ozawa

The word of the day is “Hackathon”. First off, Anees Merzi tells us about an upcoming DisruptArmy event. Then Napali Souza joins us from Purple Maia to tell us about the Purple Prize demo day. Finally, after the break, we hear from some of the winning teams from the recent Hawaii Annual Code Challenge. We’ll talk to Team Cobra, HATS and Local Mocos about what inspired them to participate, and what they built.

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Episode 404: Post Legislative Tech Agenda – May 25, 2016

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Robbie Melton, Luis Salaveria, Mike Shanahan, Forest Frizzell, Ryan Ozawa

We start the hour with the local tech calendar, with two guests here to tell us about upcoming events. Mike Shanahan from Bishop Museum is back to tell us about a new planetarium show called Eyes on Island Earth. Then our good friend Forest Frizzell is here from the Purple Maia Foundation to tell us about the Purple Prize, and Saturday’s launch. Finally, we’ll talk to Robbie Melton from the High Tech Development Corporation and Luis Salevaria from the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism about where the local tech agenda stands following the 2016 Legislative session.

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