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O'ahu Brains Workout Mar 2014 -"Why Farm Insects?" FREE - RSVP required

It's the O'ahu Brains 3rd meeting of the year! Let's meet, share and learn from each other!

Meeting Agenda**

1:15pm - Sign-in and Mingle
1:30pm - Intro and Warm-Up
1:40pm - Get to Know your Neighbor
1:50pm - Feature Talk: "Why Farm Insects?" (Talk, Q&A, Discussions)

2:15pm - Open Session: Group Brainstorming and Discussions
3:00pm - Closing and Mingle

Reminder: If you have any question or issue for our Open Session "Group Brainstorming and Discussions", please bring it with you on the day. You might be able to place it for group brainstorming and discussion.

Our "Feature Talk" segment 

Robert Olivier is the founder and CEO of Prota Culture, LLC - a science based small bio-tech business that is pioneering the design, development and manufacturing of a sustainable insect-based production system to make local animal feed ingredients and biodiesel from organic wastes. Given enough food waste, one commercial BioPod™ produces as much protein from insects as an entire acre of land in California planted with soy. With these portable units, urban insect farmers could disrupt a 50 million dollar food waste disposal market on Oahu while providing cheap, locally produced animal feed for poultry, fish and pigs making Hawai’i more self-reliant.

Olivier holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences and business administration from Southern Methodist University. He received the Departmental Academic Excellence Award in Geological Sciences upon graduation.


About the meeting venue 
Parking, Internet wireless connection, flat screen monitor, whiteboard and projector are included. You buy your own sip of coffee. 

Parking Info 
Parking’s available behind the Café. If the lot’s full, there’s a secondary lot on the side that you can get to using Niu Street. 

Entry Instructions 
Traveling on Ala Moana Blvd – stay in the left lane, at the intersection of Ala Moana Blvd and Kalakaua Avenue, go straight onto Pau Street. The parking will be the first driveway on your left. If the parking lot is full, get back on to Pau Street, take a left on to Ala Wai Blvd, turn left at the next street, Niu Street and there will be a driveway on the left for an open parking lot. Traveling on Kalakaua Avenue – stay in the left lane, at the Ala Moana Blvd and Kalakaua Avenue intersection, turn left on to Pau Street, the driveway to our parking will be the first left.

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  • Grace F.

    I heard it was a great meeting! Thank you so much Robert! Maui Brains wants you there too. Anyone has any picture? Please upload it here. Mahalo!!

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Joe H.

    Came back early.

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Joe H.

    Sorry, will probably miss this one (or might be super late). Robert is awesome and definitely has an innovative approach, enjoy :)

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • rachael

    Man, this looks so interesting! Right in allignment with some topics discussed at our first meeting this year. I'm so sorry that I picked this weekend for my move and will have to miss this! I wish a great meeting for this delightful group and see you in April!

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • justin

    Looking forward to learning about farming insects to add to diversified power.

    1 · March 11, 2014

    • Robert O.

      Thanks. Farming insects is about the power in numbers!

      March 11, 2014

    • justin

      actually, wait. sorry. i thought it started at 10 am, not 1 pm. sorry again.

      March 11, 2014

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