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Wednesday, October 13 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sustainability - Diversify to What?

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Everyone says Hawai‘i has to Diversify—but diversify to what?

  • Inequality
  • Exodus of the young
  • ALICE — Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.
  • Scale and Tyranny of Distance\
  • Financing startups
  • Defeating Geography
  • Movers & Shakas—inviting Mainland Hawaiians and other “exiles” to come home and work in Hawai‘i
  • Remote Work in Hawaii for Mainland enterprises.

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Chad Blair

Chad Blair, Politics and Opinion Editor, Honolulu Civil Beat, has been a writer, editor and teacher in Honolulu for more than 25 years. His job as reporter and editor is to cover Hawai‘i, especially how political decisions impact people and communities. Chad has worked as a journalist... Read More →

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Nicole Lim

Nicole Lim is the director of Movers and Shakas, which aims to bring together purpose-driven professionals, especially returning kama’āina, to actively contribute to Hawaiʻi. Nicole has 15 years of experience in ecommerce and strategic consulting. She was born and raised in Hawaiʻi... Read More →
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Steven Bond-Smith

Steven Bond-Smith joined UHERO as an Assistant Professor in 2021. Steven’s research focuses on understanding the role of distance and scale for productivity and growth in small and isolated economies such as Hawai’i. Prior to joining UHERO he was a Senior Research Fellow at Curtin... Read More →
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Patrick Sullivan

Founder, Chair and CEO, Oceanit Laboratories
Patrick K. Sullivan is the Founder, Chair and CEO of Oceanit Laboratories, which produces disruptive innovation in the fields of aerospace, energy, defense, AI, nanotechnology, health, and more. He holds a Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering from the University of Hawaii, Manoa and a BS in... Read More →
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Omar Sultan

Omar Sultan is an investor, mentor, and community builder who believes entrepreneurship and innovation is key to shaping the world’s future for the better. Dedicated to empowering innovators, Omar is the co-founder of Sultan Ventures, a boutique venture investment firm, and its... Read More →

Wednesday October 13, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm HST