Student from SKAI Ventures’ Youth Innovator Program Donates 3D Printer to Native Hawaiian Culture Center Marae Ha`a Koa

Student from SKAI Ventures’ Youth Innovator Program Donates 3D Printer to Native Hawaiian Culture Center Marae Ha`a Koa

SKAI Ventures is pleased to announce ten students will be graduating from the SKAI Ventures Youth Innovator Program this summer. Students ranging in age from 15 to 22 from diverse schools such as Iolani, Punahou, Kamehameha, Taipei American School, Stanford, and Johns Hopkins University will have completed several weeks of working with scientists, CEOs and business leaders while gaining firsthand experience in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial culture at a world-class technology incubator.

Above: 3D materials created during SKAI Ventures' Youth Innovator Program

Above: 3D materials
created during SKAI Ventures’ Youth Innovator Program

Members of the Youth Innovator Program are exposed to the core principles of the Company — Invent. Disrupt. Inspire. They are given broad exposure to the various projects, ideas, inventions, and entrepreneurs of SKAI Ventures for the summer. Riley Lewis, a visiting Youth Innovator from Silicon Valley, will donate a 3D printer to Marae Ha’a Koa for the students residing on the Leeward Coast of Oahu.

“We are proud of all of our talented Youth Innovators and are especially pleased a 3D printer donated by Riley Lewis will be going to Marae Ha`a Koa,” said Dr. Hank Wuh, CEO of SKAI Ventures. “Our goal is to inspire our Youth Innovators to develop their talents, use their skills to transform and better the world, and to inspire other young people to follow their dreams.”

“We are honored to be the recipient of an innovation as cool as a 3D printer,” said Glen Kila, Program Director, Marae Ha`a Koa. “We focus on our cultural beliefs but embrace inventions and innovations. We are grateful to Riley Lewis’ generous donation and to SKAI Ventures for creating such an innovative program for young people right here in Hawaii.”

Front Row: Riley Lewis, Erin Ichinotsubo, Will Kawahara, Drew Matsuura, Alexis Kahanu, Taylor Loui; Back Row: Christopher Wong, SKAI Ventures Entrepreneur in Residence, Jesse Crabtree, Harrison Christopher Jeong, John Foy, Dr. Hank Wuh, CEO of SKAI Ventures.

Front Row: Riley Lewis, Erin Ichinotsubo, Will Kawahara, Drew Matsuura, Alexis
Kahanu, Taylor Loui; Back Row: Christopher Wong, SKAI Ventures
Entrepreneur in Residence, Jesse Crabtree, Harrison Christopher Jeong, John Foy, Dr. Hank Wuh,
CEO of SKAI Ventures.

“I first learned about the summer program at SKAI Ventures from a friend of mine who heard an inspirational talk by Dr. Hank Wuh at Stanford,” said Riley Lewis, 15, University Preparatory Academy of Silicon Valley and the 3D whiz kid who

is a celebrity in tech circles and the subject of a documentary by 3D Systems Corporation. “It has been a dream come true to be at SKAI Ventures in Hawaii and be exposed to the brilliant
minds and SKAI portfolio companies.”

About SKAI Ventures
SKAI Ventures is a “venture accelerator,” a hybrid of venture capital and a technology accelerator focused on transforming novel, ingenious ideas into disruptive technologies and high-growth companies with profound global impact. SKAI Ventures portfolio companies include Eyegenix, TruTag Technologies, CBI Polymers, SKAI Vision Institute, Endoscopy Institute of Hawaii, and the Eye Surgery Center of Hawaii. Headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, SKAI Ventures scours the world to find the most creative and inventive talents to develop high growth companies that will transform the world. Our motto is Invent. Disrupt. Inspire.

About Marae Ha`a Koa
Marae Ha`a Koa implemented a number of educational and cultural activities to address the leadership development of the students and families in the Waianae and Waipahu communities. Educational and cultural activities implemented by

Marae Ha`a Koa have significantly impacted many of the youths in the program. Log on at www.maraehaakoa.com

About 3D Printing
Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes. It is considered by many to be the future of prototyping. The technology is used in the fields of product design, industrial design, architecture, engineering and construction, automotive, aerospace, dental and medical industries, education, geographic information systems, civil engineering and many others.