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Kiwi Mental Health Campaigner aims to join Top Tech Minds

Kiwi Mental Health Campaigner aims to join Top Tech Minds

Auckland 13th May 2014 Jimi Hunt, the man who once took an inflatable lilo 425Km down New Zealand's longest river to raise awareness of mental health issues, is on another quest, to join some of the worlds top tech minds on a trek 5,895m up to he summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Hunt is the co-founder of Live More Awesome, a charity determined to find better ways to help the people of New Zealand deal with depression, and is among a short list of candidates from emerging entrepreneur from around the world. However he needs votes by Friday 16th May at www.bit.ly/Vote4Jimi to support his selection on the once in a lifetime trip.

"This is an amazing opportunity to join some very bright people on an amazing adventure. I like adventures!" says Hunt.

"I've had a lot of votes already from the great team of people on the Live More Awesome facebook page, and I'm currently in the top few, but any help will be greatly appreciated. Votes, tweets, shares anything!"

Last year’s trip to Africa involved the founders of Spotify, WordPress and Pandora, as well as the CEO of Ticketmaster, Lady Gaga’s manager, investor Chris Sacca, Hollywood actors and directors, and Tony Hawk. The trip was invite only, but this year, they've opened 5 spots to emerging entrepreneurs from around the world, and kiwi Jimi Hunt is keen to be one of them. Two 2 outstanding individuals and 3 startup founders are being chosen to be part of ALPHA at The Summit, and will join an incredible group of leading tech entrepreneurs, investors and influencers on the trip of a lifetime climbing Africa’s highest mountain in September and sharing their stories on the Main Stage at The Summit.

More details:

Details about the Kilimanjaro Trek can be found at http://thesummit.co/kilimanjaro/
Details about The Summit can be found at http://files.websummit.net.s3.amazonaws.com/2014-Overview.pdf

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