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 and Jam #269

When: 25 Sep 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Where: EPIC Innovation Campus

How Long: 1 hour

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2018-09-25 12:30:00 2018-09-25 13:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Coffee and Jam #269 Coffee & Jam is Christchurch's longest running weekly meet up for entrepreneurial-minded people. It’s a great place to see ordinary people doing extraordinary things, be inspired, network, and share in an innovative space. EPIC Innovation Campus 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 and Jam #269

When: 25 Sep 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Where: EPIC Innovation Campus

How Long: 1 hour

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2018-09-25 12:30:00 2018-09-25 13:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Coffee and Jam #269 Coffee & Jam is Christchurch's longest running weekly meet up for entrepreneurial-minded people. It’s a great place to see ordinary people doing extraordinary things, be inspired, network, and share in an innovative space. EPIC Innovation Campus Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Coffee and Jam #268 - SHOUTOUTS

When: 18 Sep 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Where: EPIC Innovation Campus

How Long: 1 hour

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Coffee and Jam #267 - SHOUTOUTS

When: 11 Sep 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Where: EPIC Innovation Campus

How Long: 1 hour

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Coffee and Jam #266 - SHOUTOUTS

When: 4 Sep 2018 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM

Where: EPIC Innovation Campus

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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Activator Sessions #35

When: 19 Sep 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

How Long: 20 minute sessions

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Tech Activator Sessions #34

When: 9 Aug 2018 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

How Long: 20 minutes sessions

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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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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

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: Growth Hacking: Hints and Tips for growing within the NZ Market

When: 21 Sep 2018 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street

How Long: 1 hour 45 minutes

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Startup Breakfast Club: A Guide To Financial Success

When: 30 Aug 2018 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street.

How Long: 1 hour 45 minutes

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Startup Breakfast Club: Mental Health and the Entrepreneurial Mindset

When: 27 Jul 2018 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Where: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street

How Long: 1 hour 45 minutes

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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

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.

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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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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 Dive Workshops

Our Deep Dive workshops are designed to dive deep into a particular area of starting a business. With the help of industry experts, it's more than just learning the basics, you'll leave with practical skills that you can apply immediately to your venture or startup. These are applied learning workshops so you will need to be prepared to get serious and get stuck in.

Deep Dive Validation

Deep Dive Validation Workshop

When: 11 Sep 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Ministry of Awesome, 192 St Asaph Street

How Long: 2 X 2 hours

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Deep Dive Sales Workshop

When: 17 Jul 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

How Long: 2 hours on the 17th & 24th July.

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Deep Dive Pitch & Presentation 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

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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FoodStarter Competition

Where: Awesome HQ

How Long: Entries close Sunday 7th October @ 11.59PM

Coming Soon

Check out the great training and events we're planning