Nico Driessen

Owner - Designer & Consultant, NI3B2B

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How do I get connected to big thinkers, who can get us in touch with serious investors ?

I have over 25 years experience in making projects work that have a continuíng impact. I am used to being ignored, ridiculed, fighting and winning.
To be able to do my thing I owned a business, which was devastated in the 2004 tsunami.
My friend and intended business partner has the same problem, he is an Egyptian tribal leader, just like me he is born for power and we use it for the benefit of the community.
Now we are working on a project with a mindblowing size, sorry, this is the league we play in, we are not interested in peanuts.
We want to start a pilot project in South-Sudan that has it all ; sustainability, women empowerment including female community & business leaders, poverty alleviation and all that.
Also it has to be on a scale that proves to be interesting for huge main stream investors.
I should mention that both of us have been in prison because we are a danger for corrupt officials.

Who is with me to do some serious brainstorming ?

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    Zack K

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    Feb 12 2012: I would like to help, but i don't want to lead you into thinking I can help with connections
    But I wanna help
    Maybe tell a little about design or infrastructure of community
    I don't really know how to go about it
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      Feb 13 2012: That is OK, I want to do some serious thinking, I am new on TED and I want to build up a network ( maybe I should say a TEDwork :-) I will do some serious writing about grassroots development, rural communities and what we can do this evening. It's like building a house, start is a plan, collect materials, gather people to build it, no big hurry. Anyway, aim is to reach out to thousands and make them discover their own power for positive change, I don't like patronising. So this evening a summary of the proposal, OK ?
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      Feb 12 2012: Great.

      Can I help you with a summary or a full proposal ? How ? On TED ? Private mail ? I don't want to violate the TED guidelines again, you see.