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 Hawaiiʻs 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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Episode 574: @XLR8HI + Hawaii Annual Code Challenge – Aug 28, 2019

Photo (l:r) Doug Murdock, Stewart Crawford, Governor David Ige, Kate Poljakova Matayoshi

First up, we have Kate Poljakova Matayoshi from XLR8HI here to talk about an upcoming event called Bank on It. Then, we have Governor David Ige, State Chief Information Officer, Doug Murdock and HPU Computer Science Associate Professor Stewart Crawford here to talk about the upcoming 4th Hawaii Annual Code Challenge.

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Episode 547: @XLR8HI and ManaUp Cohort 3

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Zak Noyle, Jalene Kanani, Omar Sultan

First up, Omar Sultan tell us about the next XLR8HI Pau Hana Talk Story with Startup Capital Ventures. Then, Jalene Kanani from Noho Home and Zak Noyle from Hayn both part of Mana Up‘s 3rd Cohort are here to fill us in on their entrepreneurial adventure.

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Episode 544: @XLR8HI and The SuMo Lab

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ben Trevino, Stephanie Chang, Omar Sultan

First, we hear from Omar Sultan from Sultan Ventures who joins us to tell us about the XLR8HI Open House. Then, we hear from Ben Trevino and Stephanie Chang about a user-centric, community collaboration project called the HART Sustainability Mobility Lab or SuMo Lab.

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Episode 492: AI in Education – January 31, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Brian Dote, Tarik Sultan, Ryan Ozawa

First up we have Tarik Sultan from Sultan Ventures to tell us about their upcoming Spring XLR8HI workshops. Then we’ll talk with Ted Dintersmith, creator of Most Likely to Succeed and Brian Dote from Mid Pacific Institute about School Retool and how schools need to keep up with fast changing technology.

Note: For discounts on XLR8HI Workshops use discount code: Bytemarks

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