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David B. Fisher
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David B. Fisher commented on Daniel Leuck's group Maui Techies
"The LeanStartup Conference from SF will only be simulcast on Monday (tomorrow) I had thought they were doing both days, but they are doing break out groups on Tuesday.   We will have 15+ people on and off tomorrow at the Maui Research &…"
Dec 2, 2012
David B. Fisher commented on Daniel Leuck's group Maui Techies
"You are invited to the Lean Startup Conference in SF simulcast at the Maui Research and Tech Center next Monday and Tuesday 12/3 and 4.   Check out for general info, program, and schedule.   This is becoming a broadly…"
Nov 25, 2012
David B. Fisher commented on Daniel Leuck's group Maui Techies
"Come to the Maui Venture Forum this Friday at the Maui Tropical Plantation from 10a.m. to 2 p.m.   Michael Snyder will present on the Hawaii Electric Vehicle Network ( which is doing R&D in conjunction with an EV rental…"
Nov 14, 2012
David B. Fisher commented on Holland Wood's blog post A sad day on the Big Island
"Shocking and sad news! He was indeed a bright light.  I spent two days last August with him at TechConKona which he initiated and help organize: a truly innovative event blending green tech and social networking.  He encouraged me in my…"
Nov 14, 2012
David B. Fisher commented on Daniel Leuck's group Maui Techies
"I was hoping you would catch this and add details, like how to sign up.  BTW, the term RFI is a bit misleading.  My understanding is that RFI means Request for Information and is normally a form of market research leading to the…"
Jul 13, 2012
David B. Fisher commented on Daniel Leuck's group Maui Techies
"As you may have read, the HI Legislature is looking to invest $2 million in new incubator/accelerator programs.  Karl Fooks from the HI Strategic Development Corporation is overseeing the use of this money and he is doing an information session…"
Jul 13, 2012
David B. Fisher replied to Jerry Isdale's discussion Maui's Maker, CoWorking, Incubator, Accelerator Spaces in the group Maui Techies
"Excellent summary and analysis. Would like to be a part of this. While I live in Huelo and would like to see something in Haiku, I still have connections with the Maui Research & Tech Center in Kihei and know they support co-working and…"
Jun 12, 2012
David B. Fisher commented on Daniel Leuck's group Maui Techies
"The Hawaii Renewable Energy Development Venture is doing a workshop on Maui focusing on Dept. of Energy R&D grants on Tuesday, March 27th on Maui.  For more info"
Mar 16, 2012
David B. Fisher commented on Daniel Leuck's group Maui Techies
"Jerry and Jim - agreed that we need to get back to a regular meeting.  I think we would also like something different than upstairs at Flatbread.  Jiim, can you tell us more about your thoughts for meeting at the Pukalani Community Center?…"
Mar 16, 2012
David B. Fisher commented on Daniel Leuck's group Maui Techies
"Please sign me up!"
Mar 15, 2012
Jon Brown and David B. Fisher are now friends
Mar 15, 2012
David B. Fisher commented on Ben Ward's group Maui Co-working
"Mark has been a part of the broader discussion on co-working and the MRTC indeed has co-working space. But that is in Kihei. I commuted from Huelo to Kihei for many years. Not a bad drive if you have clients or co- workers to interact with. I still…"
Feb 21, 2012
David B. Fisher commented on Ben Ward's group Maui Co-working
"I would be interested in exploring co-working in Paia, Makawao, or Haiku."
Feb 21, 2012
David B. Fisher commented on Daniel Leuck's group Maui Techies
"Good discussion. There is an interesting Civil Beat story today covering yesterday's hearing. What Karen heard from Rep. McKelvey is very different than what they heard. McKelvy wants ISP's and prosecuters to come up with a consensus, he…"
Jan 27, 2012
David B. Fisher commented on Daniel Leuck's group Maui Techies
"I garbled that second sentence.  It should read "I was wondering whether Pine could sue..." John, you can use the slogan."
Jan 26, 2012
David B. Fisher commented on Daniel Leuck's group Maui Techies
"No Dan has it right.  I was wondering whether Pine should could sued for libel, although perhaps the allegations were true.  Perhaps she did not have evidence that of who created the website?   I also wonder what are the laws if any…"
Jan 26, 2012

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Blogger / Vlogger / New Media Writer, Consultant
Maui Venture Consulting LLC
Areas of Interest (Robotics, Software Architecture, Green Energy, Web 2.0, etc.):
All areas of web, Sustainable Technologies, Media, Arts (game design, video, music). Currently studying the application of linked data otherwise known as "the semantic web" or Web 3.0.

Entrepreneurial Management: Business Planning, Market Research & Analysis, Marketing Strategy, Forecasting, Financial Analysis, Debt and Equity Financing, Human Resources Management, Organization Development, Quality (NIST/Baldrige), Community Relations.

Hawaii. International Business.
About Me:
Was first online in 1983 (no typo) with the pioneer dial up ascii social network (using Confer II) called The MetaNetwork out of Arlington, VA (it is still going--but using WebCaucus). Launched a BBS as part of my work as Director for Industrial Development for Queens County in NYC called The Economic Development Electronic Network (EDEN) in 1985. Moved from the Big Apple to the real EDEN/Hawaii :) in 1989. Taught first Internet class on Maui in 1990, launched a BBS at the Maui Research & Tech Center called HuiNet with 100 members in '92. Launched first website in 1994. For several years taught "Getting Wired for Business" and helped Maui's first ISP - Pacific Global Communications get started. Involved in TIGRNet in the late 90's, was streaming video of the Maui Enterprise Forum in 1999 (no audience then)--restarted last year. Started blog/podcast in Novermber 2005.

Leaving the Hawaii SBDC Network in September '09 to create Maui Venture Consulting and to upgrade incorporating both Web 2.0 and 3.0 elements.

Parents were diplomats, so I grew up overseas in Italy, Ethiopia, Barbados, Thailand and Malta. Received a B.A. from Yale University and and M.B.A. from New York University.

I have a music life - see Wrote my college senior essay on the interplay between art and technology as an American Studies major with a focus on music. Worked at WYBC FM learning how to work a razor with audio tape, studied sound engineering, interviewed top record producers for a radio documentary that was never completed. Still mess around with audio technology using Logic.

I also have a life partner who is a lawyer turned math teacher/church organist and a son graduating from UH as a Japanese major.
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Developing A Local Stock Exchange

A group on Maui has been brainstorming and doing some research on creating a local stock exchange.

The original part of this is to create a more open match making entity using the SEC's intra-state exception to do direct public offerings.  This would create a more open process and allow non-wealthy to also engage in making small investments, plus provide liquidity to those making early investments.

State Senator Roz Baker has introduced a resolution, SCR134 to create a study…


Posted on March 24, 2011 at 3:35pm — 19 Comments

Maui Supercomputer Upgraded, Renamed and Blessed

On Friday, August 21, 2009, the 50th anniversary of Hawaii becoming a state, the Maui High Performance Computing Center, which is 15 years old, received an upgrade and was renamed from "Jaws" to "Mana". Operated by the University of Hawaii and the U.S. Air Force Research Labs, it has regained the distinction, for at least a short while, of being the most powerful computer facility in the U.S. Present for the blessing were U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, the original and current champion of having a… Continue

Posted on August 23, 2009 at 10:32pm — 1 Comment

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At 8:10pm on November 6, 2010, Christina Goodness said…
Very cool. I actually got my masters in 05 at ITP, though I wasn't part of the game design gang. The program is still going strong as a innovation factory, running experimental courses regularly -- I'm teaching a course this upcoming semester (if there's enough enrollment) on online identity. I'm glad to find a techie community on Maui now.
At 8:23am on October 27, 2009, Jim Langford said…
Aloha David! Where / when are the face to face meetings?
At 7:11pm on March 25, 2009, Mika Leuck said…
E komo mai David! Its great to see more people from Maui joining the community. looks like a great site with lots of interesting information.

The FAQ is a good place to learn about the site. You may want to join some of the interest groups such as New Media, Renewable Energy, Game Developers and Internet Marketing.

We hope you find TechHui useful and invite others. See you in the groups and forums!
At 11:39am on March 25, 2009, Douglas Levin said…
Welcome Dave!


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