Episode 721: XLR8HI preX & Connection in a Zero-Trust World – June 22, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Omar Sultan, Kayla Pearson, Susan Kreifels, Glenn van Zutphen, Derek Ferrar

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.

Next, I welcome Omar Sultan who brought Kayla Pearson of Surf Soap Company, one of preXʻs cohort 4 companies, to talk about the upcoming XLR8HI preX program.

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.

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Episode 721: XLR8HI preX & Connection in a Zero-Trust World – June 22, 2022

Episode 711: XLR8HI preX & Bitcoin Mining – April 13, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Tarik Sultan, Bridget Thorpe, Nathaniel Harmon

First up, we have Tarik Sultan from Sultan Ventures and Bridget Thorpe, founder & CEO of Solvae and recent preX alumni to tell us about the upcoming XLR8HI pre-Accelerator program.

Then we are joined by Nathaniel Harmon, Founder and CEO of Blockchain Solutions Hawaii and we talking about cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin mining and digital currency bills HB2108 and SB3025.

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pisode 711: XLR8HI preX & Bitcoin Mining – April 13, 2022

Episode 697: XLR8HI preX + PTC 2022 – Jan 5, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Kate Matayoshi, Gary Kim, Joe Weinman

First up, we have Kate Matayoshi from XLR8HI, here to tell us about the upcoming cohort 3 application for the preX series which closes on Friday January 7, 2022.

Then, we are joined by Gary Kim and Joe Weinman from the Pacific Telecommunications Council give us their update on communication technology in the Pacific, the upcoming PTC conference and the global demands shaping the market.

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pisode 697: XLR8HI preX + PTC 2022 – Jan 5, 2022

Episode 692: HOME Project + CS Ed Week + XLR8HI preX Alumni – Dec 1, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Brian Dote, David Miyashiro, Omar Sultan, Malie Sarsona, Todd Pang, Aleen Steiner

First up, we have Brian Dote, founder of Tapiki, here to tell us about the Home Project Giving Tree. Next we have David Miyashiro from Hawaii Kids Can on to tell us about Computer Science Education Week staring Dec 6th.

Then, we are joined by Omar Sultan, from Sultan Ventures, Malie Sarsona, Co-Founder of Waimea Herb Company, Todd Pang, Founder of Kupuna Care Pair and Aline Steiner, CEO of Koko Kai Yogurt to talk about XLR8HI, preX and startup life in Hawaii.

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Episode 692: HOME Project + CS Ed Week + XLR8HI preX Alumni – Dec 1, 2021

Episode 689: XLR8HI preX + PanStarrs Asteroid Hunting – Nov 10, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Omar Sultan, Ken Chambers, Richard Wainscoat

First up, we have Omar Sultan co-founder of Sultan Ventures, here to tell us about the XLR8HI launch of preX Cohort 3. Applications are now open until Nov. 21, 2021.

Then, we are joined by Dr. Ken Chambers, Astronomer, Director of the Pan-STARRS Observatories and Near Earth Object expert Dr. Richard Wainscoat to talk about asteroid hunting with PanStarrs and their recent award from NASA.

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Episode 689: XLR8HI preX + PanStarrs Asteroid Hunting – Nov 10, 2021

Episode 679: XLR8HI preX + Blue Startups Cohort 13 – Sept 1, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Omar Sultan, Chenoa Farnsworth, Ed Lallier, Candice Dietz

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.

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Episode 679: XLR8HI preX + Blue Startups Cohort 13 – Sept 1, 2021

Episode 631: Hydrogen Day + Aloha Connects Innovation – Sept 30, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Rich Wacker, Omar Sultan

First up there is an event coming up on Oct 8th to celebrate and recognize Hydrogen Day. This event will feature virtual tours of hydrogen projects in Hawaii and a panel with leading hydrogen experts to discuss potential for hydrogen in the State.

Then we’re joined by Rich Wacker, CEO of American Savings Bank and Omar Sultan from XLR8HI to talk about the Aloha Connects Innovation program and how this program not only seeks to place unemployed workers into potential jobs but also helps grow the innovation sector.

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Episode 615: June Pledge Drive & #XLR8HI preX – June 10, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Omar Sultan, Roxy Ortiz, Ethan West

We are currently in our June Pledge Drive. If you enjoy the local talk shows, great music programing and national news coverage, please make a contribution to HPR right now by going to our website, hawaiipublicradio.org, or give via our HPR mobile app. During these challenging times, weʻre here for you.

On today’s show we welcome Omar Sultan from XLR8HI, Ethan West from Punahele Provisions and Roxy Ortiz from Wooden Wave. They’re here to tell us about the preX program and how their companies are helping to create HawaiiÊ»s diverse economy.

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Episode 609: XLR8HI preX and Safe2 App – April 29, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Omar Sultan, Mitra Ardron, Eric Jones

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.

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Episode 583: McD Education Workshop + Waysine – Oct 30, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Roger Morton, Tarik Sultan, Karl Chang

First up, we have Tarik Sultan from XLR8HI here to tell us about the upcoming 2019 McDonalds Education Workshop. Then, we are joined by Karl Chang from Waysine and Roger Morton from the City’s Oahu Transit Services to tell us about creating digital signage at Honolulu bus stops.

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