Overheard at the Cake Boss event:
“Are you guys Australian?”
“No, we’re New Zealander’s”
“The accent sounds the same”
“Not really. Aussie accent is harder to understand ’cause they speak with their mouths closed”
“Oh, why is that?”
“Keeps the flies out”
Peter (son of fellow NZer’s Brendan and Jane O’Sullivan) recently wrote a song about Type One Diabetes (which he and his brother Matt have) its consequences and challenges, and he released this as a music video on YouTube, it is called ‘Type 1 Love’. As there are over a million (mainly young) people with this affliction, he is keen to create more awareness and understanding of this hidden disease in the community. He created this song and video based on his life’s experience (and his family’s) of this disease, take a look and feel free to pass it on. –http://tinyurl.com/z7hg7bb
NYC Architectural firm based in Union Square seeking an energetic upbeat multi-tasker to join the team. Our company is celebrating 22 years in 2017 and is owned by a NZ’er. The position is Reception/Bookkeeper + a variety of other tasks. Full-time, good pay + benefits. Great team of 22 including 4 other NZer’s. Must be legally able to work here. info@DHD.nyc for more details.
Creative Technologies seek growth capital for novel data archival system. Creative Technologies has developed a proprietary system of storing data long term with no loss of data, cheaper operating costs that is intrinsically un-hackable called “Write Once Read Forever” (WORF). Creative Technologies uses colour interference patterns to encode data onto a thin silver halide emulsion. Once encoded the data is expected to remain readable for over 500 years and will require no electricity for storage. With the demand for data storage is expected to increase exponentially given the current rate at which new data is being produced, the WORF technology has benefits over multiple applications. The patent estate for the technology will be transferred over to a single purpose entity named Wave Domain into which investment is sought. Please click here for the investment presentation, which includes Letters of Intent from potential clients including NASA.
WORF is well positioned to become a key technology in an industry where the world market for data storage is expected to be around USD 5 billion. The lead inventors of the technology are proven scientists and engineers who have been heavily involved in the development of HDTV, magnetic data cards and other breakthrough technologies in the last decade. The NZ connection is through Jim Mervis, who also Chairs several NZ tech companies including Engender Technologies. The company seeks USD1,000,000 for 10% of the Company. This seed financing is to ensure the Company has sufficient resources to continue product and business development; and negotiations for a financing with potential venture and strategic ventures. Should you have any interest in this investment opportunity please contact Brent Ogilvie at Pacific Channel.
Attn NZ entrepreneurs in New York, there is a Flat White Meetup, February 24th at 8am, location being finalized. Please email Guy Horrocks for details. Note: space is very limited, and we try to keep it strictly to those who are entrepreneurs or working at startups. firstname.lastname@example.org
Born and bred in beautiful Napier along with her two younger sisters, Chloe went to Napier Girls High School and then on to Massey University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in social sciences.
In 1988 she left for her OE and after traveling up the West Coast of America and into Canada with her now husband, Stefan, she arrived in London for what was to be a maximum of 2 years (she was extremely homesick!), but turned in to an amazing 7 years due to being lucky enough to secure a job at Deutsche Bank managing their EMEA and APAC client events.
An opportunity arose in 2004 for Chloe to move with DB to New York, which both she and Stefan jumped at – again “for a couple of years on our way home”. 12+ years and two lovely daughters later, they are still here and thoroughly enjoying the crazy pace of New York City life. Never in a million years growing up in sunny Hawkes Bay did Chloe ever think she would be called “Mom”!
Currently Chloe is Global Head of Events for the Wealth Management division of Deutsche Bank, and continues to run events all around the world. Most recently she hosted guests for an innovation summit in Palo Alto, a highlight of which included a tour and test drive at the Tesla Factory.
Her daughters, thanks to many long trips home to NZ since they were babies, are great travelers and particularly love heading to the warmer climes of Mexico and the Caribbean at any opportunity they can get. However they also love heading back to NZ, especially to spend Christmas with their cousins on the beach, and are very proud of their NZ heritage!
Fellow NZer looking for an accountant in the NYC area who understands both the US and NZ tax codes/laws. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, please contact Clare Avery at email@example.com