Coffee and Jam #268 - SHOUTOUTS

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.

This week's speakers are: 

1 - Peter Wells // Otakaro Orchards

Peter is a Seattle-native based in Christchurch and coordinates the Ōtākaro Orchard project: a hub for local food in the heart of Christchurch. With a background in arts & ecology, Peter specializes in creating urban food forests and is also engaged in connecting a thread of edible landscapes though the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor. He'll be talking to us about the Ōtākaro Orchard's journey and some very exciting plans in store for the city. 

2 - Simon Anderson // (Christchurch NZ- Job Ready Programme)

Simon is Project Manager for the Job Ready Programme, an employability programme from ChristchurchNZ that has trained and mentored over 260 graduates so far. Simon works directly with local businesses identifying commercial needs and opportunities for internships and student projects. He'll be speaking about how to connect to Job-Ready as an intern or as an employer in order to secure future skills in a city with a looming talent shortage of 73,500 workers.

Coffee and Jam is your opportunity to meet new people in the Christchurch entrepreneurial ecosystem and indulge in a little bit of free coffee, jam and bread.

If you have an idea you'd like to pitch get in touch with Gina at



1) Signal ICT Grad Schools is having their SHIFT Industry Project Showcase this Thursday at three o'clock at the EPIC building. Registration required

2) Steven Moe's Legal Mashup was a great success. If you missed it you can still check out the video