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Culturised Podcast – Donovan Kealoha & Olin Lagon – Purple Mai’a Foundation Founders

December 12, 2020

Hosted by Makani Tabura

The focus of this show will be to introduce the Hawaii not many visitors and oftentimes’ Local residents don’t know, hear about or experience. We will feature guests that are “cultured” in certain aspects of Hawaiian culture to share their knowledge and Mana’o on what makes up our Native Hawaiian culture. The history, language, arts, education, and people. Guests will be Community leaders, artists, Kumu Hula, Kahu and everyday Hawaiian people.

Episode #4 – Featuring Donovan Kealoha & Olin Lagon – Purple Mai’a Foundation Founders

Olin Lagon struggled through school attending four public high schools on Oahu, dropping out at one point and then completing an alternative learning track. Since high school, Olin has been a serial social entrepreneur, innovator, and community organizer, currently focused on clean energy. He founded multiple companies, nonprofits, and an educational nonprofit. He invented and launched the first commercial crowdfunding service which scaled to channel $100 million to fund causes worldwide before being acquired. He holds multiple patents and his designs have been adopted by numerous Global 1000 companies and institutions like MIT. His inventions have been adopted by Global 1000 companies across five very different industries. He has spoken at conferences worldwide including a keynote speaker at Microsoftʻs Annual Developerʻs Conference. His community service includes the U.S. Navy, the Peace Corps, and numerous nonprofits. He’s a past Petra Fellow (Center for Community Change) and East West Center Fellow (general studies focused on software engineering and Asian industrialization). Summa Cum Laude UH Manoa graduate. Raised in public housing, Olin now lives in Kalihi Valley with his wife and two sons.

WATCH IT HERE: https://culturised.com/

The Culturised TV Show/Podcast would eventually like to feature different cultures within Hawaii, such as Samoan, Filipino, Korean, Japanese and Chinese that have contributed to what has today become known as “Island Culture.”


December 12, 2020
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