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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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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2018-05-29 12:30:00 2018-05-29 13:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Coffee & Jam #253 Join us for our 253rd Coffee and Jam session. You'll get your weekly dosage of inspiration and see what is happening in the Christchurch Startup and innovation ecosystem. EPIC Innovation Campus. 76/106 Manchester Street. 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 #253

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

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

How Long: 1 hour

Add to Calendar

2018-05-29 12:30:00 2018-05-29 13:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Coffee & Jam #253 Join us for our 253rd Coffee and Jam session. You'll get your weekly dosage of inspiration and see what is happening in the Christchurch Startup and innovation ecosystem. EPIC Innovation Campus. 76/106 Manchester Street. Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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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

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Coffee & Jam #251

When: 15 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 #250

When: 8 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.

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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

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Food Lab

When: 18 Apr 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street

How Long: 2 hours

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Activator Caffeine Adventure # 30

When: 12 Apr 2018 9:30 AM - 6:20 AM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street

How Long: 3 hours

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Activator Caffeine Adventure #29

When: 12 Mar 2018 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street

How Long: 20 mins

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.

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Future City Activator- RECAP

When: 16 Mar 2018 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Where: EPIC Innovation Campus

How Long: 2 days

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NZ Space Challenge Canterbury Ideation Workshop

When: 8 Mar 2018 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Where: GreenHouse, 146A Lichfield Street

How Long: 3 hours

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Red Zone Design Jam

When: 30 Jun 2017 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Where: Awesome Lounge, EPIC Innovation Campus

How Long: 2 days

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Startup Weekend

When: 19 May 2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: Epic Innovation Campus

How Long: 2 days

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: 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

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Start-up Breakfast Club: Essentials for Success

When: 29 Nov 2017 7:15 AM - 9:00 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 2 - Customer Discovery & Validation

When: 24 May 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street

How Long: 2 hours

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The Launch Club Workshop Series

When: 17 May 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street

How Long: 1 month

Startup Activation Programme

If you're an early stage entrepreneur or startup, we've got highly effective training programmes designed to get you started and powering forward to success.

All of our trainers and facilitators are sector experts with excellent professional experience in the area of their training.