Hi All ( Community , Core team and fellow ambassadors),
I am posting my November 2018 report, a month which has been very busy indeed. I will post my expense report at the end, and you will surely notice an imbalance as I started doing the ambassador reponsibility beginning of Oct. 2018 and that my node finally started earning around the 13th November. Also as you all have probably noticed, the value of the NULS tokens (and all others) have tanked in the last month. But I am still super motivated to keep going strong as 2018 is the year of Buidling
1) SOCIAL MEDIA.
So to go back to my report, on social media our facebook community for NULS blockchain Africa (https://www.facebook.com/nulsblockchainafrica/) grew from around 100 to 271 currently.
I also wrote a general public article on steemit for the NULS article competition entitled " Why the World needs NULS now!" , check it out if you haven't had a chance yet.
2) LOCAL EVENTS and LOCAL community.
I have tried to focus mainly on local events after some positive criticism, the fact that there were no interesting events regionally and also because of budget constraints since I did not receive any funding from the NULS node in Oct. So here are a list of events I attended and the business cards of the people I met there:
a) Blockchain Technology & Digital Assets
Hosted by South African Chamber of Commerce in Mauritius. 31st Oct 2018
I met some really interesting people in the Blockchain space in Mauritius and South Africa. I sent to all of my contacts made there some info / video on NULS.
b) Mauritius Business Network. (1st, 6th and 8th November)
The Mauritius Business Network is a General Network platform where I went for 3 sessions in 3 different regions (West , North and centre) and I met some businessmen there to whom I talked about NULS and specially the investment opportunity in Staking as from 2000 tokens. I also ear marked the owners of that network, who are of South African Origin, to be my NUL stars in Mauritius. I will also be meeting with them to discuss a NULS 101 session for their members so that we can bring NULS to the masses for 2019!
c) Building Scalable African Tech Business: A look into the future. 8th November
I attended a very interesting event focussing on African Tech businesses, made many contact in the African fintech industry, both Mauritians, Kenyans and also some French expats building businesses here in Mauritius. I am keeping in touch specially with the kenyan people I met so that I can set up another regional base there next time I go to Kenya. (Please see my plan for the next 3 months in the election section)
d) GEW 2018 - Much to Celebrate! 13th November.
I attended a half day event hosted at a co-working space called the HIVE for the Global Entrepreneur Week, met mainly start ups in various industries but mainly I hooked up with the Management of the HIVE, with whom I am currently organising an "Intro session on Blockchain" like a "Blockchain 101" with a 5 minute section on NULS. Planning to do the event on the 29th Jan 2019 tentatively. So this is great news Also the owners of these working space are one of the richest families on the island and I am talking to him about potentially investing in Blockchain Projects (and you guessed it NULS
e) Coffee with Dolores 2018. 14th November 2018
Went to this very different event on "social networking" , many young people but no real interesting contacts for now. We can win everytime
f) Professional networking event with expat.com: Grow your network! 15th November 2018
I went to an expat.com networking event and mainly met some french , south-African and some chinese expats there, with some interested in knowing more about blockchains. I met again with the chinese engineer who is setting up all networks in a Chinese Company called Jin Fei, but he has no real interest in blockchain for now as user and / or investor.
g) Marketing for Startups Summit 2018. 17th November 2018
Went to a very interesting event for start ups and the most interesting people I met there were the Speakers, more specially Mr. David de Gaye , who is in the AI sector. We touched base again at another event on AI (See below) and talking about staking in NULS compared to the mining that he is currently doing in Mauritius.
h) Conference on AI by the French institute of Culture. 22 Nov 2018
One of my new contacts met the previous week, Mr David de Gaye and Mr. Philippe Mourand invited me on a session on AI. No new contacts there, but further discussed Blockchain and NULS with them.
3) ONE on ONE contacts for Concrete Deals for NULS.
During the course of November, I have made contacts with the chairman of the State Bank of Mauritius (SBM) , the second largest bank in Mauritius and have been talking of a potential dApp for either their HR or procurement dept. on the NULS platform. I have put their head of ebusiness dept. and their chairman in touch with the NULS CTO and they are currently discussing internally.
I have met with an ex finance minister of Mauritius, who is currently in the offshore business who has agreed to start staking NULS for about 8000 NULS tokens. We will do the transaction in about 1-2 weeks. The next step is to try to make him become a masternode
I have set up a wallet for a family friend of mine , who was a managing partner at one of the BIG four accounting firms in Luxemburg to stake 2000 NULS tokens for now and will eventually try to convince him to set up a node.
4) Expense account
I hope that the community can see that I am doing my best for NULS. November was a very busy month for networking, please note that December and January might be a bit quieter since it the holidays season and that the business community is on holiday last week of December and first week of January 2019.
Please leave me any comments as any comment will help me.
I have updated my expenses for October as well, please have a look. Now I will start working on the proposal plan for the next 3 months, if hopefully I am still Ambassador for Africa