Hi, I have three questions regarding the Exceptional Promise route:
I was wondering whether working for a product-led tech company as a data scientist/analyst on a freelance contract can qualify one to apply for stage 1 Exceptional Promise? I have worked for them every month for one and a half years now.
Also, if I can’t quantify the impact of my work on their product-led business, although there has definitely been impact, can I still apply for the stage 1 Exceptional Promise? I have other projects outside of what I have done for them.
Lastly, I contribute to tech group discussions on Facebook, where I have helped people solve their coding problems in R and Gephi. I have even had one on one sessions with some of them, reviewed their code, and given recommendations. Are such contributions tenable for the stage 1 Exceptional Promise application?