Hawaii's First Coworking Space | Hi Capacity
archive,category,category-hi-capacity-2,category-116,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,select-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,select-theme-ver-3.1,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-,vc_responsive

The Jelly Report (5/27-6/2)

The Jelly Report: Your weekly source for what’s happening this week at The BoxJelly. 

Aloha Jellys!

Here goes another installment of “The Jelly Report”, a weekly resource for what’s happening at The BoxJelly and within our member community. Please take the time to read through and find out what’s going down at The BoxJelly this week. Have a great week!

“BTW, for your convenience, this Jelly Report will always be posted on our bulletin board outside of the restroom.”

BoxJelly Staff


** Meet the BoxJelly Interns
We are grateful to have some awesome interns working interns with us this summer to help us build a better BoxJelly community. Let’s meet them!



Aloha everyone, my name is Britney Taamu-Miyashiro. After graduating from Hanover College in 2012 I recently returned home to Honolulu, looking to make Hawaii a better place to work and live. My major is in sociology, and is complimented with a business concentration, lending to my primary interests in social innovation and place-making. This summer, I will be at George Mason University’s Social Innovation Program, attending their 5-week social entrepreneurship intensive. During June and July, you’ll be able to follow my summer journey on our site’s blog! The segment will feature other coworking spaces as I Jelly my way across the Midwest and East Coast. It has already been an inspirational and enriching experience working amongst you all. Keep up all the great (co)work! 

Fabian Fabian

Aloha. My name is Fabian Lewis, and I am an intern at BoxJelly. I am a veteran of the United States Army and recently was employed as a X-ray technologist at Tripler Army Medical Center. I am currently pursuing my Masters in Business Administration at Chaminade University, and I am a member of my school’s Hogan Entrepreneurial Program. I have lived in Hawaii for 6 years, as well as various places in Europe and the mainland. My hobbies include writing, training at UFC gym, and playing on my Xbox. I am here to help and learn all that I can, so please feel free to speak to me if you need anything.



Aloha fellow BoxJelly fanatics, I’m Bernardo Equila, but you may call me Sonny instead! I’m currently a senior at Chaminade University, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. I’m also a part of my school’s Hogan Entrepreneurial program. With my background, I hope to become a well-rounded Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Besides my career aspirations, I enjoy trying new cuisines, doodling, listening to live music, planning events, hiking, and body boarding. I am passionate about anything creative, social, or active. The BoxJelly has granted me the opportunity to meet people with similar passions, allowing me to thrive among brilliant minds.

** Box Jelly Member Profiles

Just another friendly reminder that this week our BoxJelly interns will be coming around to ask you a few quick questions about you and what you do, as well as take a photograph of you.
As part of a bigger initiative to update and redesign the BoxJelly website, we will be including profiles of our community members. This is not mandatory, if you do not wish to have your profile published on the BoxJelly website.

Thanks in advance for your participation.

** Take a Beer, Leave a Dollar

As you all have probably noticed, there is keg of cold and delicious locally brewed beer from Hawaiian Islands Brewing Company in the kitchen. It’s there for all members of the BoxJelly community to enjoy. HOWEVER, The BoxJelly does pay for the kegs and we do ask that you please donate $1.00 each time you dispense a glass of this frothy libation, so that we can keep the beer here.

Mahalo for your cooperation


Hi capacity Industry Practices on UI x UX

Date: Wednesday, May 29
Location: Classroom
Event Description: This talk is to inform others of the necessary steps in creating a website and the importance of UI (user interface) design.

Opent to Box Jelly Members?: Yes
Open to Public?: Yes
Price: Free
URL: http://hicap-uiux.eventbrite.com/

#StartupParadise Demo Day Afterparty

Date: Friday, May 30
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: BoxJelly, Main Room
Event Description: Afterparty for #StartupParadise Demo Day with Blue Startups teams. Beer and light pupus.
Open To Box Jelly Members?: Yes
Open To Public?: Yes
Price: Free
URL: http://demodayhonolulu.eventbrite.com/

Makurro Makurro Pop-up Shop @ BoxJelly

Date: Sunday, June 2
Location: BoxJelly
Event Description: Makkuro Makkuro is a quarterly pop-up shop specializing in new and second-hand garments, accessories, and miscellaneous goods. Exclusive merchandise by local Hawaii designers and artisans will be showcased and available for purchase. Makkuro Makkuro pop-ups are only open for a limited amount of time before retreating back into darkness.
Open to Box Jelly Members?: Yes
Open to Public?: Yes
Price: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/makkuromakkuro


“Every great accomplishment in the world happend because someone decided not to give up. Every inspiring story starts with someone who decided to do something and kept going.”

Copyright © *|2013|* *|BoxJelly|*, All rights reserved.


Coming Up: Jelly Week (January 14-18)

What is Jelly Week?

Jelly Week is part of Global Jelly Week, which is being held at 150 different locations in 33 countries across the world. The idea is to educate the general public about the term “Jelly” and how it relates to coworking.

What is Jelly?

Jelly is a casual event where people within a community come together to exchange ideas. Most Jelly events happen within coworking spaces but they can also happen through networking events or online communities. The idea is to get people together and bounce around ideas—to work on new business ideas, demonstrate products and pitch possible business partnerships.

What is coworking?

Coworking is a style of work environment that promotes open, shared workspaces. The isolation that comes from working in cubicles inhibits community-building and works against the Jelly philosophy. The ideas behind Jelly are why most coworking spaces are built on the foundation of openness and a strong community.

What is BoxJelly?

The BoxJelly is Hawaii’s first and largest coworking space.

Jelly Week @ BoxJelly

For Jelly Week 2013, the BoxJelly will be offering non-members free coworking for the entire week—drop in any time you want. We will also be hosting nightly events pertaining to different aspects of Jelly. Each event starts at 6PM, and should run until approximately 8PM.

Monday: HI Capacity Show and Tell

Members of Hawaii’s first maker space show off their latest projects, from 3D printing to microcomputers to drone quadrocopters and more! Snacks will be provided.

Tuesday: Startup Speed Dating

Looking to network with member of the Honolulu startup scene? Want to find new business partners? Stop by for Startup Speed Dating—a fast-paced mixer.

Wednesday: Shabu Shabu Night with the Founder of BoxJelly

Have questions for the founders? Enjoy some free shabu shabu and discuss the history and future of BoxJelly with founders Rechung Fujihara and Anthony Stanford.

Thursday: New Tech Meetup

Join us as we kick off a series of monthly New Tech Meetups. Network, listen to talks and share ideas with other members of the Hawaii business and technology community.

Friday: End of the Week Jelly Party

Jelly Week 2013 will take place from January 14 – 18 at the BoxJelly. For more information please visit our website www.theboxjelly.com or call us at 808.769.6921. You can also keep track of the event by “Liking” us on Facebook (theboxjelly) or following us on Twitter (@theboxjelly).



Code for America w/ Jennifer Pahlka and Tim O’Reilly


A couple of days ago we had Jennifer Pahlka Founder of Code for America and Tim O’Reilly from O’Reilly Media visiting Hi-Capacity for a talk. They were both very different people but cool in there own way. O’Reilly reminded me a little of Doc from back to the future but a little more centered. Jennifer a true visionary. Both speakers were on top of their game regardless of a lack of sleep due to traveling, much respect.