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Kea Connect, supported by ASB, connects Kiwi businesses to global New Zealanders helping them break into new markets. With a network of industry experts around the world, we’re making sure no Kiwi has to make a cold call.
Whatever stage your business is at, whatever kind of advice you’re looking for, New Zealand’s borderless nation is ready to help. We’ll find the right people for you to talk to so you can get your business to the next step.
Kea Connect is a simple three-step process:
Here are three Kiwi companies we have connected to high-flying New Zealand expats:
Bobux to Nike
Bobux designs and sells innovative children’s shoes worldwide. It sought introductions to Kiwis at Nike, to gain insights into ways to succeed as an international footwear brand. Kea introduced Bobux to Portland-based Nike innovator Wade Flanagan.
OfficeTorque to Ross McEwan
OfficeTorque sought connection to businesses offering credit and collect-payment to customers. Ross McEwan, Group CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland, set up a meeting in London with the RBS Head of Innovation Payment Systems.
East Imperial to Coca-Cola
East Imperial is a premium New Zealand beverage company that approached Kea for insights into the US boutique beverage market. Kea introduced East Imperial to Shane Grant, Senior VP/GM at The Coca-Cola Company, based in New York City.
Here are some Kiwi companies looking for connections in-market:
US energy services?
NZ SaaS energy company looking to understand overseas energy markets for expansion plans. It is seeking local market insights to establish its value proposition in the US.
FMCG in Germany?
Producers of honey-based products are seeking to connect with Kea members associated to Germany's FMCG industries, to help with market entry.
UK manufacturing expertise?
Light machinery and tool manufacturer for the construction industry seeks connections to experienced UK hi-tech engineers and innovators.