Great night last night here in San Francisco celebrating the launch of Project Catapult. An initiative to help Kiwi entrepreneurs open doors into the San Francisco market.
Launch attendees, many of whom are accomplished Kiwi and US entrepreneurs were given details of the Project and heard from the latest participant, David White from Hamilton who pitched his startup IndieReign.
Kiwi Landing Pad Managing Director John Holt also formally welcomed Catherine Robinson to her new role as the San Francisco Director. Robinson has extensive startup experience and co founded Wellington based startup Aptimize which was acquired by San Francisco based Riverbed Technologies in 2012.
“We are very excited to have Catherine on the team and to have new Landing Pad residents and visitors welcomed by someone who understands the journey of building a global business from New Zealand successfully.”
“Project Catapult is just another example of how we can maximize the benefits of Kiwi Landing Pad and help established companies grow faster in market while also exposing earlier stage entrepreneurs to the realities and requirements of going global through Project Catapult says Holt.”
Full press release about Project Catapult here
Check out our new video profiling Kiwi Landing Pad. Our friends at Kordia came to visit us at the Kiwi Landing Pad. Together we created a video highlighting some of our achievements in our first year here in San Francisco. James talks about his role in creating soft landings for Kiwi companies breaking into the US. James has been at the Kiwi Landing Pad since day one and has provided a lot of advice and support to companies wanting to grow their business in the US. The video also features Reuben Metcalfe. Reuben is the founder of Idreamofspace.com and he is the first participant of our newly launched program Catapult.
Kordia are a New Zealand based telecommunications provider that actively supports the New Zealand technology sector. Thanks to Luke and the team for putting this video together.
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