Can you help these Kiwi companies go global?

Kea Connect, supported by ASB, helps Kiwi companies go global by connecting them to industry experts around the world. Here’s just a few examples of the companies that we are currently assisting. If you or someone you know can help any, either click HELP OUT or contact worldclassnz@keanewzealand.com. We will connect you with the right person.

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Premium honey brand seeks advice and market validation in Europe and UK     

www.truehoney.co.nz

The True Honey Co. harvests, bottles, and sells premium high rated Manuka honey with a philosophy to look after its partnerships with landowners, beekeepers, honeybees, and consumers. The artisan product has launched online to the UK market, and established a 3PL warehouse and supply chain to service the UK and EU market. The True Honey Co. is now seeking introductions to members who are well connected into the EU food importation/distribution and high end retail for advice and market validation. 

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Heritage

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Accommodation online service provider seeks industry members to scale operations in SE Asia  

www.staah.com

STAAH is a service that provides solutions to increase accommodation owners’ revenue. Their core products are channel management which connects accommodation providers to online booking channels, booking engines, and review management. STAAH is rated #1 globally by booking.com for its channel management product and has received multiple awards for innovation and solution delivery.  STAAH’s global customers include Heritage, Scenic, Swiss-Bel, Zen Rooms, Lemon Tree, and Ramada. STAAH would like to expand the business in South East Asia and therefore is seeking hospitality industry members in Thailand, Malaysia, and Phillipines for advice on scalability. 

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Graphite

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CleanTech company seeks members in graphite and carbon markets for partnership    

www.carbonscape.com

CarbonScape has developed a globally patented technology that converts saw dust, forestry waste, coconut shells and other carbonaceous biomass into high value carbon products such as high purity graphite, activated carbon, biochar and green coke for the steel industry. CarbonScape has built a pilot plant in Marlborough (with a nameplate capacity of up to 450 tonnes per annum).

The company is excited by the opportunity to create a brand new, high value export industry in New Zealand. To ​scale this​ operation​​,​ CarbonScape is seeking ​strategic partnerships with individuals and organisations with an interest in the high purity graphite and activated carbon markets.

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Deep tech start-up seeking chemical engineer    

www.avertana.com

Avertana is a New Zealand based process technology business that has developed a proprietary chemical pathway to refine steelmaking slag containing titanium, aluminium and magnesium oxides into a range of saleable raw materials for manufacturing. The company's titanium dioxide (TiO2) extraction process has been successfully piloted and demonstrated at pre-commercial scale. Avertana is now seeking a technical expert to assist in further optimising the process for aluminium salt crystallisation from the acidic liquor that is produced, with high specificity, yield and purity. The current product target is aluminium sulphate (alum) for water treatment applications, though the company is also evaluating other, higher-value products. 

Avertana would like to identify and engage a chemical engineer or industrial chemist with 10 years plus relevant commercial scale experience in hydrometallurgy and metal salt crystallisation. This individual would assist their technical team with process development, design and scale-up, most likely on a consulting basis.

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anteater

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Edible insect products seek food importing or legislation advice in Asia   

www.anteater.co.nz

Anteater is a sustainable food start-up that wholesales NZ-grown edible insect products to top food producers and special events throughout NZ. Expansion plans are underway for markets in Australia and South East Asia however there are a number of legislative challenges surrounding the import/export of previously categorised food products. Anteater is seeking to connect with anyone with food import or food legislation experience, particularly in Tokyo and Hong Kong markets, or anyone who has experience with international distribution of novel NZ food products.

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biobags

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100% Compostable bags seeking connections to members of FMCG industry  

www.biobags.co.nz

BioBags design and distribute bags​ made from​ ​sustainable, renewable plant materials​ ​such as corn and potatoes. BioBags are fully compostable and completely degradable in landfills and home compost. They are the solution to plastic supermarket shopping bags and retail chain carry bag and mailers. To preserve the planet's limited resources and act sustainably, BioBags are seeking decision makers in the Retail and FMCG industry to discuss how to scale distribution of BioBags.

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Lewis Fredericks

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Handmade horn eyewear seeks distribution advice in the US 

www.lewisfredericks.com

Lewis Fredericks is​ designer eyewear that is ethical, unique, handmade, and sustainable. ​The brand ​offers time-honoured silhouettes fashioned from waste horn, ​that is previously discarded by-product of domesticated Buffalo, Ox and Ram.​ With mass production and little technique now a calling card of the eyewear industry, Lewis Fredericks instead pays tribute to the rich history of eyewear’s past, through recycling the traditionally used material of horn, polarised lenses and expert hand craftsmanship.​ ​Lewis Fredericks is seeking to connect with fashion influencers in the US for distribution advice. 

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 noissue

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Customised retail tissue provider seeks advice on growth in e-Commerce in the US 

www.noissue.co

noissue is a service that designs, prints and delivers bespoke retail tissue paper for discerning brands anywhere in the world. The service and its ease enables brands to customise tissue to the effect that the value of premium packaging extends far beyond the customer experience. noissue enhances the unboxing experience by adding an extra level of brand identity for products and excitement for its recipient. noissue seeks to connect with people in e-Commerce networks in the US for advice on high acquisition and scalability.

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Assessment data software for schools seeking potential partners in South East Asia

www.edpotential.com

EdPotential is a web-based software that enables secondary schools to inquire into their assessment data, analyse it to identify gaps and strengths, and then act to target solutions that improve student achievement. The sophisticated analyses are presented as easy-to-understand charts, tables and graphs that provide in-depth evidence about how students are achieving in different subjects, classes and demographic groups – and against national or international norms. It is a platform that is independent of existing school management systems and software packages, and can work with any assessment data including national tests, school tests, Cambridge International Examinations, International Baccalaureate, NZQA and more.

Research backed through university relationships and with a strong ongoing R&D programme, EdPotential is making a difference to students education and teachers decision making. EdPotential is seeking both users (educators, teachers, school management) and potential partners (education software providers, school distributors) in Asia to help with market insights or further connections.

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 Oral Probiotics

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Probiotics company seeking market insights from industry experts in Vietnam 

www.blis.co.nz

NZ biotechnology company, BLIS Technologies is publicly listed and develops oral probiotics. The probiotics use good bacteria that naturally occurs in the body to limit the effect of bad bacteria that often result in strep throat, sore throat, halitosis, tooth and gum disease. BLIS is a science-based company that originated from Otago University. It is currently in a number of countries in the US and Europe and is interested in whether its products will be effective in the Vietnamese market.

BLIS Technologies would like to make contact with doctors, dentists, hospitals or potential distributors such as chemists or medicine shops to test on the ground in Ho Chi Minh. Ideally they would like to receive any insights to further justify their hypotheses around customer personas that they have identified.

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Franchise group seeks networks in the beauty and cosmetic medicine industry to expand in the UK   

www.fabgroup.co.nz

FAB Group is a profitable, ambitious and fast growing franchisor company operating in New Zealand with a national chain of 50 clinics (Caci). Caci is the most well know cosmetic medicine and skin treatment brand in New Zealand. The brand occupies a unique space in the health and beauty market, sitting clearly between a beauty spa and cosmetic surgery.

The company has developed a scalable business model that is ready to be leveraged in a rapidly expanding and fragmented global market. FAB Group's unique business membership model creates long term high value customers, a dedicated training facility which offers training both onsite and online for master franchisees, sub franchisees and clinic staff, and their own skincare range. Having proven success over 20 years in New Zealand and seeing a gap in similar markets globally, FAB Group is now looking to expand internationally into the UK.​

FAB Group want to expand through franchising, licensing, acquisition or through partnering with a related international enterprise. The group would like to meet commercial agents or suppliers, contractors who can assist with recruitment, industry parties in the beauty or cosmetic medicine industry, or potential master franchisees and/or franchisees.

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BPM software seeks members in quality management in the US 

www.promapp.com

Promapp would like to meet with quality management consultants in the USA to discuss the changes to the ISO 9001 standard coming into effect in September 2018. Promapp is a Kiwi-developed cloud business process management (BPM) software that has been operating since 2002. It replaces static Visio process maps and lengthy Word procedure manuals, which typically are ignored by business teams.  Hundreds of companies use Promapp worldwide for a variety of drivers, such as process improvement initiatives; compliance – quality management, ISO 9001 certification, risk management, business continuity; or to support system upgrades/replacements – ERP, CRM etc. Promapp would like to discuss the ISO 9001 changes with quality management consultants across all relevant sectors.

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Radiography simulation software seeks to software leasers in the US    

www.virtualmedicalcoaching.com

Virtual Medical Coaching offers an award-winning end-to-end solution for all your e-coaching and simulation needs. The VMC adaptive e-coaching software measures student progress, successes and dynamically changes to fit each learner, assessing and filling gaps as they go. This reduces face-to-face teaching time and allows students and teachers to spend more time on areas that need clarification. 

Simulation is completed in virtual reality so students can get complete immersion into a modern imaging department, just like they will in hospitals. The VR suite offers the latest in computed radiography and digital radiography models so when your students enter the clinical site, they are technically competent. Virtual Medical Coaching is seeking organisations in the health sector that have leased software. 

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