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Maui's Maker, CoWorking, Incubator, Accelerator Spaces 4 Replies

Started by Jerry Isdale. Last reply by Jerry Isdale Jun 21, 2012.

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Comment by Mark Ausbeck on October 23, 2011 at 9:14am

Thanks to Doug and John for the great follow-up notes to the Maui Co-working meeting at MRTC. The link below should be publicly readable to unlimited audience.

Maui Co-working Meeting - Public Notes


There is an opportunity to develop the Kihei (MRTC) space and potentially other identified spaces in Maui as well. The conversation is ongoing so please provide comments and feedback.

Comment by Doug Nelson on October 19, 2011 at 4:37pm
Great that you saw the Dojo! Looking forward to hearing more about that. We had a good meeting, and will be posting edited notes from it soon.
Comment by David B. Fisher on October 19, 2011 at 4:04pm

Back from a week in the Bay Area.  On the techie front saw Amory Lovins speak on his new book "Reinventing Fire - Business Solutions for the Green Energy Era" where he makes the business/economic case for his design approaches.

Also visited Maui Tech Hui emeritus Les Vogel at Google in Mountain View (I had forgotten that they are also famous for their cafeteria food) with Maui Maker Mike Drescher.   We both also dropped in on Hacker Dojo as per Doug Nelson's suggestion.

How did the co-working conversation go last Thursday?

Comment by John Philpin on October 10, 2011 at 7:39pm
i am there :-)
Comment by Doug Nelson on October 10, 2011 at 7:33pm

Reminder that we're convening a co-working conversation this Thursday evening in Kihei. Please come out and share your thoughts!

Evite for RSVP:


Comment by David B. Fisher on October 5, 2011 at 3:55pm

I am also interested, but will be in SF at Slow Money.  Will also follow Tommy Russo's lead and check out Coffee & Power while there.   Am sending Doug a copy of the e-mail with notes and recording of the July lunch meeting on the subject.

Comment by Jerry Isdale on October 3, 2011 at 6:45pm
Doug - I am interested and may be able to make it for the first part of the meeting. However Thursdays 6-9pm is the Maui Makers public meeting and I need to open and setup the space ahead of that time.
Comment by Doug Nelson on October 3, 2011 at 6:25pm

[cross-posted to Maui CoWorking Group - UPDATED with correct Evite link]

Hi everyone, 

Several of us who have expressed an interest in Maui co-working are getting together on Thursday, Oct. 13 to brainstorm ideas, gather input, and explore possibilities. While the event is taking place in Kihei, and MRTC is hosting, I want to stress that our goal is to come up with a coordinated set of spaces in different parts of the island. Organizations with potential space in Kahului, up-country, and Lahaina are participating in the discussion. 

Even if you're not ready to sign up for space at this point, if co-working is something that intrigues you I'll encourage you to come out and join the discussion. We're just getting started, and figuring out where the demand is and what it looks like is an important part of moving forward. 

Evite for RSVP:



Comment by Jerry Isdale on September 26, 2011 at 4:33pm

On Thurs Oct 6, the King Kekaulike HS Robotics Club is having a fundraiser - showing the new documentary "Bots High".  The film follows 3 groups of high school students as the develop and compete BattleBots.  The KKHS Robotics Club competes in VEX and FIRST competitions. This year, as one of the mentors, I have started teaching arduino based robotics to those who are not involved in the competitions.

Our showing will be outdoors (weather permitting) utilizing Gabe Mott's ColorBox - a projection cube with interactive (kinect) features. Gabe will be demonstrating the box before and after the film.


Info on the event is at

Information on the film is at

Comment by Sandi Kanemori on September 26, 2011 at 8:33am

Hi all! The Maui Research and Technology Center (MRTC) in Kihei has co-working space available. As David mentioned Pam Alesna is the Assistant Property Manager at the facility and can be contacted for a tour. The program we have at MRTC is called the Virtual Incubation Program (VIP). For $100/month clients will be given a mailing address and access to the conference room at MRTC for up to 20 hours per month. As additional services, access to the co-working space will be made available for a one time set-up fee of $50. A dedicated desk option can also be made available in the co-working space for an added monthly fee. This program is primarily for tech-startup companies. More information on the VIP can be found on our website at:, or you can contact me at, (808) 539-3616.


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