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The COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented challenges worldwide. Kea is here to help. 
We work with businesses that are looking to explore new markets, facilitating crucial introductions with experts from our global community of over half a million Kiwis offshore and at home. 
Right now getting the correct advice and finding ways to adapt is more important than ever. Our free Kea Connect service can help. Contact us today to kick start this process for your business.

How it works

1. Fill in the online Kea Connect form
2. We conduct a needs assessment and search our database
3. We reach out and connect you to relevant people in our network
Big dreams take flight with Kea Connect.  Connect to start your journey now.

Could you be our next success story?

The people and businesses we connect are as individual as our service. From market validation, mentoring, governance, market entry advice, distribution and global strategy – we know your needs are as unique as your business. Our personalised approach is why businesses continue to use Kea Connect every day. Don’t take our word for it. Hear from some of the businesses who we’ve helped.
“Absolutely blown away by such knowledge"

"The fact high-flying global Kiwis are keen to help us. I’m not joking when I say their brain and experience will save us hundreds of painful hours.”


We Are Tenzing and Connection Seeker

Engineering Shoe Serendipity

We put out a call to our World Class New Zealanders for Andrew Sharp, CEO of Bobux children’s footwear. Next thing he was hot footing it to the home of Nike.

We sent Barmes Design packing

Paul Barmes wanted to crack the US market with his state-of-the-art carry-on bag. So, we hooked him up for a coffee with Allbird’s, Tim Brown - in San Francisco.

We gave Touchpoint Group an epiphany about Ipiphany

The fifteen World Class New Zealander meetings we teed up for Frank van der Velden, Touchpoint Group’s Co-Founder and CEO, provided the aha moments he needed to go global.

Connect with Kiwis in these global companies

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FMCG in Germany?
Producers of honey-based products are seeking to connect with Kea members associated with Germany's FMCG industries to help with market entry.
UK manufacturing expertise?
Light machinery and tool manufacturer for the construction industry seeks to connect to experienced UK hi-tech engineers and innovators.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of help do you give and do I have to pay for it?

Kea Connect is a free service. We can help with market validation, market entry advice and assistance, mentoring, governance or distribution strategies – we understand your business is unique and Kea Connect is here to help you.

What is the process and how long does this service take?

That’s the easy bit. It’s just 3 steps. You fill in the Kea Connect form, we review your request and conduct a search through our extensive database. From here, we’ll connect you to someone who can help. Your request will be assessed in 5 working days after completing the form.

What if you can’t find somebody for my industry/expertise/market ask?

Kiwis are renowned for paying things forward. That’s why we’ve had so many impressive Kea Connections already. If we can’t find somebody to help you in our database, we can post your request on our website and/or in our next global newsletter and this helps increase the chances of finding the right introduction for you. We’re always proud of how many Kiwis overseas put their hand up to help.

I’m looking for funding. Can you help?

We’re not in a position to ask for funding on your behalf. However, we can connect you with organisations in this space so get in touch by emailing us on [email protected]

Can I advertise/promote my business through Kea Connect to your network and can you find me customers or distributors?

Kea isn’t a sales or marketing platform, so we’re unable to promote your business to our community, or help you find customers. We love to hear your stories though, so let us know if you’re doing amazing things around the world and we can see how we can share these stories on our various channels.

My business is based/registered overseas but I want to break into the NZ market, can you help me?

Yes! We want to see more international companies set up in NZ so if you're looking to open an office here, just fill out the Kea Connect form and make sure you tell us more about your business and where you’d like to set up in NZ. If you're just selling products/services into NZ without a physical presence - we aren't a sales/marketing channel however the NZ Commerce Commission has resources for businesses here: