Events + Training

Ministry of Awesome hosts countless training and networking events to support your pathway to entrepreneurial success. This is where Christchurch's entrepreneurial, startup, and innovation ecosystem gather.

Whether you're an early stage entrepreneur, a startup founder, or a veteran entrepreneur - you'll find inspiration, education, and connection.

Upcoming Events

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Startup Breakfast Club: Embracing Diversity

When: 21 Jun 2018 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street.

How Long: 1 hour 45 minutes

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2018-06-21 07:15:00 2018-06-21 08:45:00 Pacific/Auckland Startup Breakfast Club: Embracing Diversity Ministry of Awesome's STARTUP BREAKFAST CLUB powered by MYOB is made for all you budding entrepreneurs and start-ups in Christchurch. This is your monthly morning caffeine hit where you will find valuable social networks, gain business insight, and find the critical support you need to power your business forward.  Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street. Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Launch Club: Workshop 6 - Pitching, Partnerships and Taking Action

When: 21 Jun 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street

How Long: 2 hours

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2018-06-21 17:30:00 2018-06-21 19:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Launch Club: Workshop 6 - Pitching, Partnerships and Taking Action Understand your customers and channels. Understand what marketing and branding is, and what tools/techniques are available (e.g. digital, website, word-of-mouth, campaign etc). How and where to market incl develop a basic marketing plan to be validated. Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Deep Dive Pitch Workshop

When: 27 Jun 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street

How Long: 2 hours on 27 June & 3 July

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2018-06-27 18:00:00 2018-07-03 20:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Deep Dive Pitch Workshop     Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Food Lab @ Ministry of Awesome #2

When: 28 Jun 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 Saint Asaph Street

How Long: 20 Minute Sessions

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2018-06-28 12:00:00 2018-06-28 14:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Food Lab @ Ministry of Awesome #2 Are you working on developing a great food or beverage product or have you got an idea for one? Awesome HQ, 192 Saint Asaph Street Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Tech Activator Sessions #33

When: 12 Jul 2018 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street, Christchurch, 801

How Long: 20 minute sessions

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2018-07-12 14:00:00 2018-07-12 18:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Tech Activator Sessions #33 Ministry of Awesome's Tech Activator Sessions are made up of 20-minute mentoring sessions where tech entrepreneurs of all sizes and stages talk through their tech startup, venture or idea and get focused feedback from our Startup Activation Coordinator and a veteran panel of tech experts. Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street, Christchurch, 801 Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

Coffee & Jam

Coffee & Jam is Christchurch's longest running weekly lunch break for the entrepreneurial, startup, and innovation ecosystem.

It’s a great place to see ordinary people doing extraordinary things, be inspired, network, and share in an innovative space.

At Coffee & Jam, you will meet new people in the Christchurch entrepreneurial ecosystem and you’ll hear from local, national, and global speakers.

There's free coffee, bread, and jam for everyone.

Sound like your cup of tea (or coffee)? Join us every Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 in the EPIC building!

This event wouldn't happen without the help of our friends at MYOB, EPIC, Sailor's Son, and the Rata Foundation.

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Coffee & Jam #255

When: 19 Jun 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Where: EPIC Innovation Campus. 76/106 Manchester Street.

How Long: 1 hour

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Coffee & Jam #254

When: 12 Jun 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Where: EPIC Innovation Campus. 76/106 Manchester Street.

How Long: 1 hour

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Coffee & Jam #253

When: 29 May 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Where: EPIC Innovation Campus. 76/106 Manchester Street.

How Long: 1 hour

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Coffee & Jam #252

When: 22 May 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Where: EPIC Innovation Campus. 76/106 Manchester Street.

How Long: 1 hour

Activator Sessions

The Activator Sessions are made up of 20-minute mentoring sessions where entrepreneurs of all sectors, sizes, and stages talk through their business and get focused feedback from our Startup Activation Coordinator and veteran panel of business experts. Here’s your opportunity to use their expertise and networks to ensure your best possible chance of success.
These sessions happen monthly, spaces are limited, and the programme is almost always sold out so make sure you get in quick.

We can't wait to help you make your dream a reality or help you get on that road to successful entrepreneurship whatever that looks like for you.
All sessions take place at Awesome HQ right in the heart of Christchurch's Innovation Precinct, at 192 St Asaph street.

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Tech Activator Sessions #33

When: 12 Jul 2018 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street, Christchurch, 801

How Long: 20 minute sessions

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2018-07-12 14:00:00 2018-07-12 18:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Tech Activator Sessions #33 Ministry of Awesome's Tech Activator Sessions are made up of 20-minute mentoring sessions where tech entrepreneurs of all sizes and stages talk through their tech startup, venture or idea and get focused feedback from our Startup Activation Coordinator and a veteran panel of tech experts. Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street, Christchurch, 801 Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Food Lab @ Ministry of Awesome #2

When: 28 Jun 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 Saint Asaph Street

How Long: 20 Minute Sessions

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2018-06-28 12:00:00 2018-06-28 14:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Food Lab @ Ministry of Awesome #2 Are you working on developing a great food or beverage product or have you got an idea for one? Awesome HQ, 192 Saint Asaph Street Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Tech Activator Sessions #32

When: 13 Jun 2018 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St. Asaph Street

How Long: 20 Minute Sessions

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Tech Activator Sessions #31

When: 10 May 2018 9:30 AM - 6:20 PM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street

How Long: 9 hours

Breakfast Club

Ministry of Awesome's STARTUP BREAKFAST CLUB powered by MYOB is made for all you budding entrepreneurs and start-ups in Christchurch. This is your monthly morning caffeine hit where you will find valuable social networks, gain business insight, and find the critical support you need to power your business forward.

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Startup Breakfast Club: Embracing Diversity

When: 21 Jun 2018 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street.

How Long: 1 hour 45 minutes

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2018-06-21 07:15:00 2018-06-21 08:45:00 Pacific/Auckland Startup Breakfast Club: Embracing Diversity Ministry of Awesome's STARTUP BREAKFAST CLUB powered by MYOB is made for all you budding entrepreneurs and start-ups in Christchurch. This is your monthly morning caffeine hit where you will find valuable social networks, gain business insight, and find the critical support you need to power your business forward.  Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street. Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Startup Breakfast Club: The power of harnessing exponential technology: RECAP

When: 23 May 2018 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street

How Long: 2 hours

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Startup Breakfast Club: The Importance of Telling Your Story

When: 4 Apr 2018 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St.Asaph Street

How Long: 2 hours

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EVENT RECAP: Startup Breakfast Club: The Process of Validation.

When: 31 Jan 2018 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street

How Long: 2 hours

Launch Club

If you are an early stage, pre-launch entrepreneur, you’ll want to join us for our next instalment of The Launch Club.

We’ll lead you through the process of getting started, from idea development to finding partners, pitching, and taking action.

Our next series kicks off on Thursday, May 17th at 5.30pm and runs every Thursday for 6 weeks.

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Launch Club: Workshop 6 - Pitching, Partnerships and Taking Action

When: 21 Jun 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street

How Long: 2 hours

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2018-06-21 17:30:00 2018-06-21 19:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Launch Club: Workshop 6 - Pitching, Partnerships and Taking Action Understand your customers and channels. Understand what marketing and branding is, and what tools/techniques are available (e.g. digital, website, word-of-mouth, campaign etc). How and where to market incl develop a basic marketing plan to be validated. Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Launch Club: Workshop 5 - Sales & Marketing

When: 14 Jun 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street

How Long: 2 hours

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Launch Club: Workshop 4 - Business Model, Budgeting and Legal Toolkit 2018

When: 7 Jun 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: wesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street

How Long: 2 hours

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Launch Club: Workshop 3 - Products, Prototyping, and Validation

When: 31 May 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street

How Long: 2 hours

Deep Dives

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Deep Dive Pitch Workshop

When: 27 Jun 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street

How Long: 2 hours on 27 June & 3 July

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2018-06-27 18:00:00 2018-07-03 20:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Deep Dive Pitch Workshop     Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

Event Partnerships

At Ministry of Awesome our mission is to ensure our city has a powerful, dynamic, and activated entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem. We co-create events and training sessions alongside local government, educational institutions, and other innovative organisations. Some of our events are below and we encourage you to get in touch if you are interested in collaboration.