New Application - help rate my evidences

Hello everyone,

I am putting up a new application for an exceptional talent and I have the following evidences.

MC Evidence

  • You led the growth of a product-led digital technology company, product or team inside a digital technology company, as evidenced by reference letter(s) from leading industry expert(s) describing your work, or as evidenced by news clippings, lines of code from public repos or similar evidence.

Evidence 1: Reference letter from a member of the Management Team at my present place of work, giving in-depth details how long I have been with the company, all my projects & achievements, my leadership position in the company, and details of how it has contributed to the growth of the company. I will also give pictures of presentations, projects and snap shot of repo’s.

  • You command a high salary or other remuneration for your services, as evidenced by commercial or employment contracts with salary information including any bonus and equity options and history of earnings

Evidence 2: Proof of High Salary. As submitted in my last application, which we said to be “well represented”.

  • You have evidence of speaking at high-profile digital technology sector events, or specialist events for your particular field in the digital technology sector, as evidenced by reference letter(s) from leading industry expert(s) describing your work, or as evidenced by news clippings or similar evidence (including event size/attendance estimates where possible).

Evidence 3: Speaking at a Google Dev Fest Tech Event. Showing Flyers, pictures of my speaking, goggle links to my presentation, and official link to pictures of the event which should show the audience.

Evidence 4: My Engineering Registration certificate.
Don’t how if this fits into TechNation criterial. This certificate permits you to practice engineering locally. To get this, you must have shown proofs of an active involvement and contribution in the development of engineering locally in your area of expertise. This is sort of a local equivalent to the “Chartered Engineering” certification.

OC 2 Evidence
I got a YES for this in my first application. I intend to submit the same.

  • Evidence of mentorship must be for activity outside the applicant’s organization or normal course of work duties

Evidence 1: Yearly, STEM training and mentorship since 2020. Evidenced by a reference letter from an executive director of the organizing company and pictures of my onsite and online training sessions.

  • Examples may include mentoring, advising, organising interest groups, leading on policy, teaching at a university or participating in clubs or societies for the furthering of the field.

Evidence 2: Hardware interest group I founded, which was registered in April 2020. Pictures of official registration certificate, showing all members of the board (myself as the Chairman). Officially starting this year.

Evidence 3: Speaking at a university tech event, evidenced by flyers and email correspondence.

Evidence 4: Part-time lecturing at a polytechnic (at weekends). Evidence by letter of employment for the sessions I gave classes in electronics. This happened from 2014 - 2016.

OC 3 Evidence

  • Having worked as a key engineer in the core product of a start-up, showing evidence as to how you have contributed to its success.

Evidence 1: As the Chief Engineering Officer of a startup based in Canada. Evidenced by a reference letter from the founder of the startup, giving detail of my contribution, how I am responsible for the hardware development of the product, and what the startup has achieved with my contribution - our growth and industrial partnerships. Also showing a snap shot of my shares certificate in the company.

Evidence 2: Also wrt to my contribution to the startup. Reference letter from the Head of a research institute (also in Canada) further backing my contribution to the startup. The research institute (as appointed by the government following a grant that the startup won) was to collaborate with us to further develop the product. The reference letter clearly highlights the extent of my contribution as at the time they came onboard, and also I had to constantly work with them remotely, which was vital to helping them carry out there task on the product. It also gives details of zooms meeting we had and email exchanges (pictures of these shall be part of my evidences).

For my Recommendation letters, I will also be re-submitting the ones I sent in my first application. It was dated December, and I hope I can still used them. They are leading experts in the industry as well.

Kindly share your thoughts, so I can make necessary adjustment if required?

Many thanks.

Hi Paul. Well done. I think this is a better application, however, I would recommend your have three evidence for OC3 Evidence just incase the assessor thinks one evidence weak.

the fourth evidence for the mandatory is does not necessary show leadership.
Is the fourth evidence for OC2 a paid partime lecturing, if it is then it may not count. The rest are fine.

Thanks @Francisca_Chiedu

Yes, for MC4 would be removed, just wanted to see if I could sum up to 10 pieces of evidence.

Then I will see to add a letter of reference to OC3.

OC2 no 4 was actually a paid service, but really it was almost free, and it was outside my normal day-to-day work. Should it be all volunteering for the criteria?


You can actually leave it.