Coffee and Jam #292

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) Ngarie Scartozzi - Eclean: solutions from nature


Ngarie has been working in the biotechnology and commercial aquaculture industry in Australia and the United States for the past 15 years. She returned back to Aotearoa to achieve her masters in Water Resource Management and Te Reo Maori at the University of Canterbury. She will be talking about the Eclean bioreactor, which she has developed in the past year. It minimises the impact of farm runoff by removing and recovering nitrates and other soluble nutrients by up to 50%. The Eclean bioreactor is an opportunity for farms to improve both profitability and their environmental impact.

2) Oliviah Theyers-Collin - XStart

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Oliviah Theyers-Collins is the Programme Manager for XStart - a new Founder Incubator, based in Christchurch. With a background in fashion, business operations and experiential education, Oliviah has worked for organisations as diverse as Toni & Guy - an international hairdressing empire, New Zealand Treasury and Creative HQ - Wellington's startup and innovation epicentre. Oliviah will be talking about the latest addition to Christchurch's startup landscape, who's behind it, and how they're making a difference for high-growth businesses.

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 fresh bakery bread.

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



- South Island Investment Showcase and Workshops will be held this Thursday, 11 April. 

(Please note the workshop link and the Showcase link are separate)

Where: Vodafone Xone
When: Thursday 11th April
Workshop 1: Demystifying Term Sheets 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Workshop 2: - The Investee and Investor Relationship 3:45pm - 5:00pm 
Investor Showcase: 5:30pm