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Another FKA Friday

17 February 2017  aFKAf 2017#03

The cat herding season is now in full swing but they are not easy to tame after the summer break.
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  • Thu 4-6pm💡ADI.Clinic Auckland, Rudi et al
Josh is not shy and will step on the podium as MC for this event in March. They have seven competitors from as far away as Christchurch. The winner will fly to compete at the world champs in Frankfurt, Germany. Additionally, the NZ winner has the option of flying to Jakarta a couple of days later to also compete there. This will have no impact on whether or not they compete in Frankfurt.
Josh says: C'mon all ye faithful FKAngles and join me for this event, email 
This week we held ADI.Clinic in Wanaka and Auckland. Interestingly Charlie has taken to calling his mentors, clinicians.
Here one example: Matthew Bennett was a professional cricketer, then entered law, was headhunted to come to NZ and had embarked on Nibblish. Healthy snacks, punters love it including the angelic panel of six (
AANZ Exec Directory Suse writes: The most pressing project just now is identifying active lead investor recipients for this year’s AANZ ‘scholarship’ to attend ACA in San Francisco from 24-26 April. More intel about the conference is here including the link to the conference hotel etc.
To access the special discount Kiwis have been given and take advantage of the early bird rates you should register by COP tomorrow. PDFS2  ($995 before USA Feb 17 and $1045 afterwards)
We have also been offered a further $US100 discount, which will be rebated, if we can get to a delegation of 20 New Zealanders. We are already at 12. 
These scholarships have been incredibly valuable for those who receive them. There is a noticeable lift in engagement and confidence on their return. You can access reports of previous recipients here on the website.
Up to six scholarships of $2,000 will be offered to successful candidates. This covers the conference registration fee and is a contribution towards travel expenses. (There are AirNZ fares available at the moment for about $2,000 rtn ex-AKL.) AANZ must receive a trip report from the recipient before the scholarship fee is paid out. Candidates will be assessed for their contribution to angel investment in NZ, their participation in deals either as a lead or active investor and for their potential to be more engaged with the wider industry in the future. We will also select candidates to ensure a representative spread across the industry.
We will also provide $1,000 to support up to three AANZ members, regardless of whether you have attended before, but priority will be given to those who have not received support. Reports will also be expected.  
Planning is well underway for the Leading Lights dinner with the venue secured at John’s Grill just off Market Street. Please let me know if you intend to join us. It’s always a great night and a terrific opportunity to have some quality conversations. The likes of Dave Berkus, Ian Sobieski and David Verrill have already confirmed their attendance.
A reminder too to let me know if you would like to be part of the “after match weekend” with a couple of dinners and a night in Napa Valley. This is a ‘pay your own way’ affair.
Please send me the names of anyone you think should be considered together with a brief explanation of why you believe they meet the criteria by Friday 24 FebruaryI will convene a 2-3 member selection committee with a view to informing the successful candidates by Friday 3 March.
Rudi says: ACA in San Francisco was great, last time. Definitely worth going, so let me know if your want your name on the FKA shortlist for this handy subsidy. 
28 Feb ◇ 18:30 Pitch Night #027
Chez KPMG, 18 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland, 1140
03 Mar ◇ BizDojo Parnell Opening
Sadly not now combined with ADI.Clinic and no life music but still worth checking out this new baby in the Dojo stable.
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