Today on Bytemarks Café, we'll dive a little deeper into the mind of an entrepreneur. We'll explore the mental health of an entrepreneur and what drives them to risk it all when the odds for success are stacked against them.

The next two weeks will see an unusual trio of visitors to the United States. The heads of state of the world’s two most populous nations and the Pope are all coming to America. And the visitors from Asia will include stops on the west coast. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute. 

Late September is a popular time for international leaders to visit the United States.

It’s not about the weather, it’s because of the United Nations.

We got an update on several of the key initiatives from the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. We’ll get the latest on Broadband, the Creative Media industry, Tech and a new educational program developed by Pixar rolling out to the DOE.

  We started things off with a couple of special guests, who are here to tell us about their upcoming events. Lisa Shozuya tells us about an upcoming series of disaster preparedness training and then Jodi Ito from UH updated us on the latest Gen Cyber Camps. Finally, we talked about a student co-working space called "The Canvas."

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk to the winners of the latest Startup Weekend Honolulu. This fast paced event is an intense 54 hours where teams form quickly, prototypes are created, new ideas get pitched, and businesses are built. Today at 5 on HPR-2.

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Chris Potter / Flickr

  How can companies build a systematic approach toward safeguarding their data? We’ll talk about cyber security and what steps to take in creating the framework to keep information and your networks safe. Tonight at 5pm on HPR-2.

  On this show we’ll find out how the Energy Excelerator is helping to kickstart the transportation startup. We'll also feature teams from the app challenge, Reboot the Commute and find out what innovative ideas won the hearts of the judges.

She Blinded Me With Science!
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Jonas Vibell will first tell us about the upcoming Reboot the Commute app challenge. Then Jyotika Virmani, Director of Technical Operations for the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE will tell us about the Xprize finalists. Finally, we'll talk about the science behind and in front of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

  First we'll speak with Bee Leng Chua and Alice Li about a new summer course called Entrepreneurship: Business Remodeling & Fundraising. Jay Fidell also joins us to tell us about Think Tech panel on public spaces. Finally, we'll talk about an innovation project to cool classrooms called Fahrenheit 73.

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk with the Executive Director of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems. What sort of projects does PISCES take on and what special role does Hawaii Island play in space exploration?