Episode 559: Ecoponics and UH Innovation Center – May 15, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Susan Yamada, Ame Arakaki (aka Ame Masutomi)

First we start with a few announcements:

  • On Friday May 17th Purple MaiÊ»a haumāna (students) will showcase their project work at Hālau ʻĪnana from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM HST
  • Mana Up will host the Native Hawaiian female founders panel on Tuesday May 21st, 5-8pm at Hālau ʻĪnana, Meli James will moderate.
  • Finally, the Entrepreneurs Sandbox has their open house this week from 8am – 4:30pm. Also Wetware Wednesday on 5/22, featuring collaborative robots, 4:30pm to 7pm. You’ll have to attend to find out more.

Then Ame Arakaki, entrepreneur and inventor tells us about Ecoponics. Last but not least, we have Susan Yamada, Director of UH Ventures tell us about establishing the UH Innovation Hub/Center and progress with the Atherton YMCA renovations.

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Episode 516: ‘Aina Pono-Farm to School – July 18, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Andrea Moore, Emma Anders, Lt. Gov Doug Chin, Alyssa Yamada-Barretto, Zubin Menon, Ryan Ozawa

First, we hear from Zubin Menon with IBM, about the IBM Cloud, sponsors of the next Wetware Wednesday. Then Emma Anders from the Hawaii Conservation Alliance joins us to tell us about the upcoming Hawaii Conservation Conference. Then we find out about ʻĀina Pono the Farm to School program with Lt. Governor Doug Chin, Mililani High School Vice Principal Andrea Moore, and Alyssa Yamada-Barretto, president of the Associated Students of Mililani High School.

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Episode 438: RobotX Competition – Jan 18, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Cindy Matsuki, Brennan Yamamoto, Song Choi, Bob Lietzke

We kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Cindy Matsuki from the High Tech Development Corp is here to tell us about the next Wetware Wednesday. Then Bob Lietzke joins us from Booz Allen to tell us about the 2nd Annual Ideas Festival. Finally, we talk about a recent robotics competition called Maritime RobotX. I’ve invited two key members of the UH robotics team that participated, Song Choi, Assistant Dean of the College of Engineering and PhD candidate, Brennan Yamamoto.

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Episode 413: Emergency Preparedness Gadgets – July 27, 2016

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Cindy Matsuki, John Cummings, Wes Koga, Ryan Ozawa, Meli James (missing)

After some national tech headlines, we cover the local tech calendar. Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association returns to tell us about their August luncheon about the innovation economy. Also returning is Cindy Matsuki from the High Tech Development Corporation to give us a preview of the next WetWare Wednesday networking mixer — marking their 5th anniversary. Finally, after the break, we check in for this hurricane season and talk about new tech and gadgets to consider during a natural disaster. Joining us are John Cummings from the City’s Dept of Emergency Management and disaster preparedness instructor Wes Koga.

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Episode 274: Doppler on Wheels – Nov 13, 2013


First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Cindy Matsuki from HTDC and Jon Shear from ReadyZoneHQ to tell us about CoFounders Lab and the upcoming Wetware Wednesday event. Finally, we talk with Michael Bell from the SOEST HERO project and Wen-Chau Lee from the National Center for Atmospheric Research to find out about the National Science Foundation’s storm chasing vehicle called Doppler on Wheels and what it’s doing and learning in Hawaii.

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