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 #277

When: 20 Nov 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Where: EPIC Innovation Campus

How Long: 1 hour

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2018-11-20 12:30:00 2018-11-20 13:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Coffee and Jam #277 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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Sales Workshop

When: 22 Nov 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Kahukura Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury, mo

How Long: 2 hours

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2018-11-22 17:30:00 2018-11-22 19:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Sales Workshop Developing and maintaining a successful sales pipeline will be your single biggest challenge as an entrepreneur. In this interactive workshop,  participants will be introduced to various sales strategies, techniques, and the importance of developing a robust sales pipeline. Kahukura Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury, mo Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Tech Activator Sessions #37

When: 27 Nov 2018 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

How Long: 20 minute sessions

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Success metrics, legal foundations and next steps Workshop

When: 29 Nov 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Kahukura Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury

How Long: 2 hours

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2018-11-29 17:30:00 2018-11-29 19:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Success metrics, legal foundations and next steps Workshop  Having a grip on your success metrics is key to running a successful business operation.Our experienced accountant will show you which metrics to track to understand a company’s performance in real time.  Then we will look at the legal set up of your young business reviewing issues such as intellectual... Kahukura Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Startup Breakfast Club: Jumpstart Your Startup in 2019

When: 6 Dec 2018 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Where: Kahukura Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury

How Long: 1hr 45 min

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2018-12-06 07:00:00 2018-12-06 08:45:00 Pacific/Auckland Startup Breakfast Club: Jumpstart Your Startup in 2019 We'll be joined by: Kahukura Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury 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 #277

When: 20 Nov 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Where: EPIC Innovation Campus

How Long: 1 hour

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2018-11-20 12:30:00 2018-11-20 13:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Coffee and Jam #277 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 #276 - SHOUTOUTS

When: 13 Nov 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Where: EPIC Innovation Campus

How Long: 1 hour

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SHOUTOUTS- Coffee and Jam #274

When: 6 Nov 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Where: EPIC Innovation Campus

How Long: 1 hour

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Shoutouts- Coffee and Jam #273

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

Where: Epic Innovation Centre

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 #36

When: 18 Oct 2018 10:00 AM

Where: Kahukura Building, Moorhouse Avenue.

How Long: All Day

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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

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: Networking 101

When: 25 Oct 2018 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Where: Kahukura Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury

How Long: 1 hour 45 minutes

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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

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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Success metrics, legal foundations and next steps Workshop

When: 29 Nov 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Kahukura Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury

How Long: 2 hours

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2018-11-29 17:30:00 2018-11-29 19:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Success metrics, legal foundations and next steps Workshop  Having a grip on your success metrics is key to running a successful business operation.Our experienced accountant will show you which metrics to track to understand a company’s performance in real time.  Then we will look at the legal set up of your young business reviewing issues such as intellectual... Kahukura Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Sales Workshop

When: 22 Nov 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Kahukura Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury, mo

How Long: 2 hours

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2018-11-22 17:30:00 2018-11-22 19:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Sales Workshop Developing and maintaining a successful sales pipeline will be your single biggest challenge as an entrepreneur. In this interactive workshop,  participants will be introduced to various sales strategies, techniques, and the importance of developing a robust sales pipeline. Kahukura Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury, mo Ministry of Awesome office@ministryofawesome.com

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Marketing Workshop

When: 15 Nov 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Kahukura Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury

How Long: 2 hours

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Business Model & Pricing Workshop

When: 8 Nov 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Kahukura Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Mo

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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Innovation Ecosystem Breakfast

When: 2 Nov 2018 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Where: Kahukura Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury.

How Long: 2 hours

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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

Coming Soon

Check out the great training and events we're planning