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Purple Mai`a: 2019 Purple Prize Kickoff Day

Event Details

The Purple Prize 2019 Kickoff Day is the start of the Purple Prize Indigenous Innovation Competition on Saturday, February 2, 2019.
This event will feature a plenary at the Key Project in Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu, where business and thought leaders will share their manaʻo about place-based, indigenous innovation. After lunch, participants will visit Paepae o Heʻeia to literally “get their feet wet” working in the fishpond and learning about Native Hawaiian ancestral technologies like the loko iʻa. The day will conclude with a meal prepared by renowned local chef, Mark Noguchi, made up of ingredients sourced from Paepae o Heʻeia, giving participants a multi-sensory experience.
8:30 AM - Check in at Key Project - Light breakfast food and beverages will be available
9:00 AM - Opening Remarks and E Hō Mai
9:30 AM - Networking Activity
9:50 AM - Keynote Address - by Senator Jarrett Keohokalole, Dist. 24 (Kane‘ohe and Kailua), Chair of the State Senate Committee on Technology
10:25 AM - Deconstructing "Indigenous Innovation" - Featuring Ian Musson, Program Director, Kōkiri (NZ); Olin Lagon, CTO and Co-Founder, Shifted Energy; moderated by Donavan Kealoha, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Purple Maiʻa Founation (also Managing Director, Startup Capital Ventures)
11:15 AM - TBD (Innovation Economy) - Featuring Keoni Lee, CEO, Hawaiʻi Investment ReadyBurt Lum, Strategy Officer, State of Hawaiʻi and Host on Hawaiʻi Public Radio's Bytemarks Cafe
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Transportation to Paepae o Heʻeia
1:50 PM - ʻOli komo
1:55 PM - The History of the Paepae o Heʻeia Loko iʻa (Fishpond)
2:30 PM - Kilo (or Observation) and Loko Iʻa hana (work)
4:30 PM - Alumni Project Demonstrations and Q & A - Featuring Kiana Frank, Innovative Loko Iʻa Kilo Solutions ; Brian Glazer, Hohonu.io
5:00 PM - Call to Action
5:15 PM - ʻAwa and Pau Hana - Pupus and Beverages (Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic) will be provided
6:45 PM - Transportation back to Key Project
7:00 PM - Pau


Saturday, Feb 02, 2019
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM


Key Project
47-200 Waihee Road, Kaneohe, HI

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