Past Events

Ministry of Awesome hosts countless educational and networking events to support you to grow your idea, network and learn about cool things that are happening. You can also count on us to know about all the other awesome happenings around town!

If you'd like to speak at one of our events, get in touch. We'll provide pitch practice, support and connections in the lead up to the event!

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Event Partnerships

Unreasonable Lab NZ

When: 16 Nov 2015 9:00 AM

Where: Shift Culture (192 St. Asaph Street)

How Long: 5 days

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2015-11-16 09:00:00 2015-11-21 09:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Unreasonable Lab NZ For more about our upcoming Business Model Validation Lab, click here! Photo: Erica Austin Day 1: Customer Discovery Photo: Erica Austin Day 2: Customer Validation Photo: Erica Austin Day 3:... Shift Culture (192 St. Asaph Street) Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Coffee & Jam

Event: Coffee & Jam 146

When: 19 Jan 2016 12:30 PM

Where: EPIC Building (cnr Manchester & Tuam St)

How Long: 1 hour

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2016-01-19 12:30:00 2016-01-19 13:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Event: Coffee & Jam 146 2016 Kick-start & UC Innovators Pitch It's our first Coffee & Jam of the year! Nick Donkers from UC Centre for Entrepreneurship is pitching TipRun and Event Awesomist, Erica Austin, is activating... EPIC Building (cnr Manchester & Tuam St) Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Double Shot Sessions

Double Shot Session: Social Enterprise

When: 22 Jan 2016 5:30 PM

Where: Exchange XCHC (376 Wilsons Road)

How Long: 2 hours

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2016-01-22 17:30:00 2016-01-22 19:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Double Shot Session: Social Enterprise Ethique & Food Resilience Network Ethique founder Brianne West started her first natural skincare company when she was 19. Exchange XCHC (376 Wilsons Road) Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Coffee & Jam

Event: Coffee and Jam 147

When: 26 Jan 2016 12:30 PM

Where: EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam St)

How Long: 1 hour

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Start-Up Activation

Activator Caffeine Adventure #4

When: 28 Jan 2016 9:00 AM

Where: Kadett Cafe (371 St. Asaph Street)

How Long: 7 hours

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2016-01-28 09:00:00 2016-01-28 16:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Activator Caffeine Adventure #4 Are you trying to start a company or a social enterprise? Working on a new idea? On Thursday 28 January (9:00am - 4:00pm), our Start-Up Activator, Catarina Gutierrez will be available with... Kadett Cafe (371 St. Asaph Street) Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Coffee & Jam

Event: Coffee and Jam 148 Pitch Battle

When: 2 Feb 2016 12:30 PM

Where: EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam St)

How Long: 1 hour

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2016-02-02 12:30:00 2016-02-02 13:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Event: Coffee and Jam 148 Pitch Battle Are you ready for this? We've invited 5 participants from various programmes: UC Centre for Entrepreneurship, Live The Dream and UC ChCh101 to participate in this one-off pitch battle!... EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam St) Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Coffee & Jam

Event: Coffee and Jam 149

When: 9 Feb 2016 12:30 PM

Where: EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam St)

How Long: 1 hour

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2016-02-09 12:30:00 2016-02-09 13:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Event: Coffee and Jam 149 Mike Brown is pitching Mike's Bike and Daphne Gehrels from Ooooby is speaking about Changing Our Local Food System. Coffee & Jam is the city's longest running networking event. EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam St) Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Coffee & Jam

Event: Coffee and Jam 150

When: 16 Feb 2016 12:30 PM

Where: EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam St)

How Long: 1 hour

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2016-02-16 12:30:00 2016-02-16 13:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Event: Coffee and Jam 150 Grant Ryan is pitching Cacophony: Using Moores law to make pest eradication 80,000 times more efficient and Michelle Panzer is speaking about The Importance of Team. EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam St) Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Double Shot Sessions

Bold Women: Comms, Brand Building and Crowdfunding 101

When: 18 Feb 2016 6:00 PM

Where: XCHC (376 Wilsons Road)

How Long: 2 hours

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2016-02-18 18:00:00 2016-02-18 20:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Bold Women: Comms, Brand Building and Crowdfunding 101 Ministry of Awesome is joining forces with PledgeMe and Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) to bring you this collaborative event. XCHC (376 Wilsons Road) Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Coffee & Jam

Event: Coffee and Jam 151

When: 23 Feb 2016 12:30 PM

Where: EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam St)

How Long: 1 hour

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2016-02-23 12:30:00 2016-02-23 13:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Event: Coffee and Jam 151 Reuben Rusk is pitching MindQuip followed by Kathryn O'Shea is speaking about Opportunities for Growth via Ireland. Coffee & Jam is the city's longest running social networking event. EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam St) Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Event Partnerships

CHCH Soup: Summer 2016

When: 25 Feb 2016 6:00 PM

Where: The Commons

How Long: 3 hours

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2016-02-25 18:00:00 2016-02-25 21:00:00 Pacific/Auckland CHCH Soup: Summer 2016 Yes folks, it's CHCH SOUP, Summer 2016! Brought to you by Ministry of Awesome and Gap Filler. The Commons Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Coffee & Jam

Event: Coffee and Jam 152

When: 1 Mar 2016 12:30 PM

Where: EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam St)

How Long: 1 hour

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2016-03-01 12:30:00 2016-03-01 13:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Event: Coffee and Jam 152 Regina Speer is pitching Mooj followed by Michael Trengrove speaking about CodeClub: Importance of teaching the next gen Coding. Coffee & Jam is the city's longest running social networking event. EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam St) Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Coffee & Jam

Event: Coffee and Jam 153

When: 8 Mar 2016 12:30 PM

Where: EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam St)

How Long: 1 hour

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2016-03-08 12:30:00 2016-03-08 13:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Event: Coffee and Jam 153 Kelsey Bilek is pitching Ultimate Frisbee followed by Kendall Flutey from Banqer speaking about Financial literacy. Coffee & Jam is the city's longest running social networking event. EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam St) Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Event Partnerships

Sustainability Workshop

When: 9 Mar 2016 5:00 PM

Where: GreenHouse (146 Lichfield Street)

How Long: 2 hours

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2016-03-09 17:00:00 2016-03-09 19:00:00 Pacific/Auckland Sustainability Workshop Ministry of Awesome and SMART Consulting presents Double Shot Session on Sustainable Business Practices. SMART Consulting has designed an interactive engaging and foundational workshop, giving you the tools to... GreenHouse (146 Lichfield Street) Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Coffee & Jam

Event: Coffee and Jam 154

When: 15 Mar 2016 12:30 PM

Where: EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam Street)

How Long: 1 hour

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2016-03-15 12:30:00 2016-03-15 13:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Event: Coffee and Jam 154 Brindi Joy is pitching The Canterbury Shots: A Film Festival featuring her recent short film: The Road Home. Helen Shorthouse from CDC is speaking on Growing a Vibrant Tech Sector in... EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam Street) Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Coffee & Jam

Event: Coffee and Jam 155 (Special)

When: 22 Mar 2016 12:30 PM

Where: EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam Street)

How Long: 1 hour

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2016-03-22 12:30:00 2016-03-22 13:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Event: Coffee and Jam 155 (Special) At this Coffee and Jam special, we invite Curator of TEDxYouth@AvonRiver, George Mander, along with team member Yong Noh and 2015 speaker Sophie Rea to share some learnings from... EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam Street) Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Coffee & Jam

NO Coffee and Jam (US Student Visit)

When: 29 Mar 2016 12:30 PM

How Long: 1 hour

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Event: Coffee and Jam 156

When: 5 Apr 2016 12:30 PM

Where: EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam Street)

How Long: 1 hour

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2016-04-05 12:30:00 2016-04-05 13:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Event: Coffee and Jam 156 Ryan Ridden is pitching Ask A Pūtaiao (Scientist), a platform connecting our future generations to New Zealand scientists. Geoff Brash from Startup Weekend Christchurch is speaking on Startup Attitude. EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam Street) Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Ministry of Awesome 4th Birthday Party @ Coffee and Jam

When: 12 Apr 2016 12:30 PM

Where: EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam Street)

How Long: 1 hour

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2016-04-12 12:30:00 2016-04-12 13:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Ministry of Awesome 4th Birthday Party @ Coffee and Jam It's our 4th birthday! Come along in your party gear to enjoy an hour of dancing, story sharing, silly moments with our awesome community.  To celebrate this we’ve decided to... EPIC Building (cnr Manchester and Tuam Street) Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Start-Up Activation

The Launch Club Workshop: SOLD OUT

When: 14 Apr 2016 5:00 PM

Where: GreenHouse (146 Lichfield Street)

How Long: 2 hours

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2016-04-14 17:00:00 2016-04-14 19:00:00 Pacific/Auckland The Launch Club Workshop: SOLD OUT This workshop is currently SOLD OUT! If you're interested in hearing about upcoming events, please sign-up to our newsletter HERE. GreenHouse (146 Lichfield Street) Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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