Hey Guys how are you? Hope your doing good. We have been very busy so far.
After our kickstarter campaign we had to start fresh to make sure the Mine Kafon project will be as successful as possible.
Our last update was from America where we were nominated for our short film at the Sundace Film Festival. If you missed it the link is here.
We are now back in Europe where we have been super busy raising awareness about the Mine Kafon Project and seeking collaborative partners to work with.
Some of the highlights over the last month have been:
We were invited to do a lecture at a High Tech congress in the Netherlands. NI is an extremely interesting congress. Lots of technical and engineering companies are invited. The event was held in a building called the Evoluon. A futuristic building from the 60’s, it looks like a UFO.
We met some interesting Companies who may be able to provide us assistance in the future.
PI Congress Berlin
PI Congress was definitely a highlight and an amazing opportunity. The Event was extremely professional, the majority of the people were from big international companies like Airbus, Nasa, GM, and many more.
Here I was honored to be one of the PI Keynote speakers along Steve Wozniak, co-founder Apple, Doug McCuiston, Mars Exploration Program, NASA and Mark Chapman, Chief Engineer, Bloodhound SSC
I met Steve Wozniak and talked with him about different GPS technologies.
We also met Doug McCuiston, he was very impressed by Mine Kafon and even it could work on Mars he said, as a Joke. He also give us some good advice.
Surprisingly after my lecture, Autodesk came to me and offered a sponsorship to provide some of the software that we need to help this project go faster. That was amazing.
During this event we were followed by the German Journalist Ben from Der Spiegel (a well respected German publication) who flew from Moscow to stay with us during the conference. Then he drove back with us to the Netherlands to see how we work.
Also our Film Maker (Michael Latham) arrived from Australia. It was just like a movie. Every body were flying from somewhere to visit this congress. Now Michael will stay with us to follow the whole Mine Kafon Project. This documentary is directed by Callum Cooper who also directed our short film.
The prototype is now also at MoMA on display and had become part of their permanent collection. If you are living in New York. You definitely should visit the show and send us a picture of yourself along Mine Kafon :)
Colbert Report Show
Paola Antonelli announced MoMA exhibition in the show. It was quite nice to see here talking about Mine Kafon. She is such a talented woman and well dressed too with an Italian accent. :)
TIME magazine shot a short doco about Mine Kafon. If you are interested you can watch it here. It was interesting to see how these guys work. Everything must be fact checked over and over again. The journalists were very cool guys too. We have few more friends now.
New York Times
NYT wrote a nice and critical review about our Show at MoMA. MK sparked a discussion about the definition of design.
WiRed has probably published the Mine Kafon for 3 or 4 times in a row. Really honored and grateful for their publications.
During this Journey we met so many amazing people already. It is really unbelievable.
There is a list of people and companies we would like to thank who are helping and assisting us to make sure we can have a flying start. Thank you guys so much.
Ace is an engineering company in Holland. We are in talks with them about engineering possibilities.
Louwers Advocaten - IP | Technology
Ernst-Jan Louwers (founder) is helping us with our intellectual rights (lots of complicated contracts). He and his company already did an amazing job during our Kickstarter campaign. They printed Christmas Cards with Mine Kafon on it and sent them to all their clients to support our project :)
PWC – Accountants are providing us with financial advice and software. They are the best in what they do. Hopefully we can learn from their help.
Notariskantoor Theunissen helped us register as a professional company for Mine Kafon Project.
Brainport is also providing us their expertise to find out our way in this professional world. BTW they recently won the prize for their Intelligent Community Forum, making Eindhoven the smartest region in the world :)
Other good news is that from next week we will be starting to work on the rewards. That is going to be a lot of fun too.
We are definitely on a good track. It has been extremely hard but also rewarding.
Thanks everybody for being patient with us. From now on we promise to do more regular updates :)
Tashakor = Thanks
Massoud & Mahmud
1 Steve Wozniak
2 PI Presentation
3/4 Me and Mahmud talking with Doug McCuiston, from Mars, NASA
5 Vice President - Engineering Solutions - Airbus
7 Michael Latham