MALAYSIA – JAPAN – MALAYSIA – NZ
2012 Approached LB, a Japan Connector
2012 Applied for MC Mass Challenge, USA – did not get in.
2012 Applied for Gates Foundation – Round 9 – matched criteria but did not get in.
2012 Went to Japan and lived for 4 months and taught English – attended Tokyo StartUP event.
I came to NZ in 2012 as I felt it was a better opportunity to build relationships with investors and maybe get a grant to pursue these ideas; as in other countries obviously locals have good opportunities. Little did I know I would face a lot of
Here are a list of the 40+ people/organisations I have pursued so far in NZ and either attended an event, had a discussion, rejected my request for assistance or contact was ignored. We came back to NZ in 2012 as thought it was easier to get funding from my own country instead of as a foreigner in another company.
2012 Creative NZ – Arts Council – no contact back
2012 CreativeHQ (NZ Incubator/Angels) – did not get idea
2012 SnapIT, Nelson – discussion
2012 Developer, Nelson – discussion
2012 MOOC Stanford University – Designing a New Learning Environment – (Oct – Dec)
2012 Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Level 8 Coordinator – discussion
2012 Nelson Regional Economic Development Agency, Nelson – Prime Industries focus
2012 Next Group – joined innovative group in Nelson (Dec)