Episode 754: Looking to 2023 with HTDC Redux – Feb 8, 2023

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Len Higashi

This week weʻll look into our crystal ball and take a look at what is in store for 2023. For that perspective, I welcome the official Executive Director of Hawaii Technology Development Corporation, Len Higashi.

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Episode 754: Looking to 2023 with HTDC Redux – Feb 8, 2023

Episode 671: Fireside Chat with WAI + Nalu Scientific – July 7, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Stuart Coleman, Isar Mostafanezhad

First up, we have Stuart Coleman, Executive Director & Co-Founder of WAI: Wastewater Alternatives & Innovations to tell us about a StartupGrind Fireside Chat coming up on Thursday July 7, 2021 at Hub Coworking.

Then, we are joined by Isar Mostafanezhad, Founder and CEO of Nalu Scientific whoʻs here to tell us about small business innovation grants and custom microchip design in Hawaii.

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Episode 671: Fireside Chat with WAI + Nalu Scientific – July 7, 2021

Episode 472: CyberHawaii – Sept 13, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sam Sneed, Clyde Sonobe, Jennifer Sabas, Ryan Ozawa

First up, we share a couple of upcoming events. A national SBIR conference to help you find funding for your idea sponsored by HTDC, and a workshop called “Envision, Strategize, Actualize 2017: An Action Plan for Tech-Based Workforce Development.” Then we learn about a new organization called CyberHawaii talking with Jennifer Sabas and Clyde Sonobe.

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Episode 337: SBIR – Feb 11, 2015


First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then we’ll speak with Keoki Fraser, Vice Principal at Mokapu Elementary, about the upcoming Windward District Science Fair. Then Harrison Rue from the City & County of Honolulu joins us to tell us about Urban HNL. Finally, we’ll learn how the Small Business Innovation & Research (SBIR) programs aid tech companies that conduct early stage research. We talk with 3 companies that are recipients of SBIR funds including Ron Weidenbach from Hawaii Fish Co., Ian Kitajima from Oceanit and Ed Knobbe from Spectrum Photonics.

Additional Links:

  • HB1069 – Relating to Technology
  • SB1003 – Relating to Technology

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Episode 181: Small Business Innovation Research – Feb 1, 2012

First we’ll take a look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then we’ll talk to Bernice Bowers from the Inovi Group about an upcoming APEC Education event. Finally, we’ll learn about the Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) project and how local companies are benefiting from it. We talk to Congresswoman Mazie Hirono, Yuka Nagashima from HTDC and Derek Ah Yo from Oceanit.

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