18:30 @ KPMG, 18 Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1140
1) jucebox.nz with CEO Ulrich and champion Uli
2) mybitcoinsaver.com with CEO Sam and champion Jesper
Liesl and Zack kicked off this week and now know a little more what it means to be an FKApprentice. All good so far neither has resigned. If they do, then Charlie will be to blame for Liesl's resignation and Rudi for Zack's. Charlie and Rudi have the pleasure and RESPONSIBILITY to ensure this will be a mutually beneficial arrangement.
Liesl, Zack, please know that we are all majorly chuffed to have you on board, especially Charlie and Rudi, of course
Welcome Five □□ New FKAers No skeletons have surfaced for either of the five who have braved our VETO Gate last Friday. So let's give a warm welcome to Alan, Alex, JeneneMartin W and Uli. Great to see them join our flock! They are already busily working away at the paperwork to join LP2 on 1 April.
Mike Hanna is hitting our VETO Gate just in time for LP2 after talking with Arron, Josh and Rudi.
Anybody know any reason to close the gate on him? Then email the board in confidence!
1 April 2017 is the last chance to join LP2
Flying Kiwi Angels 2016 Limited Partnership.
Another win-win. Potentia is our first silver sponsor. MD Nathan Bryant-Taukiri sees a lot of synergy in what FKA and Potentia are doing. We look forward to running a first event together with Potentia hopefully during Techweek'17.
Pictured here, a younger and hairier Josh. He has the connections of a fond founder to Potentia and was instrumental in negotiating the agreement with Nathan from Potentia. Great stuff!
Here the challenge: He pledges a bottle of champagne for the FKAngel reeling in the next sponsor.
Hattaf has produced a sterling piece of research that contrastsUSand NZ angel investor preferences. It was covered in the NZ Herald and will soon be published in a science journal.
Now, he wants to examine what makes the FKA model so successful and he is jumping straight in with the DD team for Hot Lime Lab.
It has proven difficult to find a suitable date and the elevator pitching extravaganza will now have to be later this year and cannot, unfortunately, coincide with Techweek'17.
Upsideis, we have more time to prep
An interesting article about unicorns and zebras colourful with illustrations reinforcing the sad fact that most angels are pale, stale and male. ☞ MORE.
This week we held ADI.Clinic in first in Queenstown on Wednesday, then in Auckland on Thursday. The Auckland mentors then moved on to the EY Entrepreneur of the Year launch - food, drink & good company.
So far two nominations from FKA (Rudi) have been picked up, Angie for Dexibit (not a portfolio company) and Hengjie for Kami. Feel free to nominate other great entrepreneurs that you know ☞ here.
Rudi: Do you want ♂peeps as well? Or did I get your invite by mistake? Marie-Claire: There are heaps of men involved with AWE - about half our Board are dudes! We're just all trying to balance out our industry and open up opportunities for women all the way to the leadership roles - it's weird how there are so many women in events, but so few owning businesses or in senior roles. So all are VERY welcome! There are already several men signed up so they wouldn't be alone!
Priscilla says, Hey Rudi, you and the other FKAers are invited to join Mahuki, Te Papa’s cultural sector business accelerator, for an evening of Cultural Innovation and CultureTech startups, as Mahuki kicks off applications for the 2017 programme on April 3rd.
Two nights in Auckland, more details and RSVP here: 30 April or 31 April
Startup Bus Tour
Taking Smart Ideas from Garage To Global
Monday 8th May, 8.30am-3.30pm
Tour ‘stops’ will include: Eroad, SeaLegs, Smales Farm, ICT, ecentre at Massey University & ATEED North (this is lunch stop with pitch sessions). Register and see more ☞ here.