Coffee and Jam #302

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.Brendon McIntosh & Brad Lake - Brothers Green

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Brad Lake, Chief Regenerative Officer at The Brothers Green, turned his diet and lifestyle on its head, using food including hemp as his method to improve his recovery and general wellbeing following a rugby injury that required surgery. After linking up with Brendon McIntosh, Kaiwhakahaere at The Brothers Green and a Pharmacist for the last 6 years, Brothers Green established their mission to improve the lives of as many New Zealanders through nutritional medicine as possible.  

Brendon & Brad will be introducing The Brothers Green and will explain their mission to save he tangata (the people) and he taiao (the natural environment).


2. Rachel Triplow - aRc Intellectual Property

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Rachel is the founder of boutique law firm aRc Intellectual Property and is also a Trustee on the Boards of Ministry of Awesome and Endometriosis NZ. For twenty years, Rachel has been providing assistance to innovators and ideators so that they can get their great ideas off the ground.  During this time, her roles have included working in private practice in New Zealand and the UK, heading an in-house legal team in the UK and an ASX listed company in New Zealand, as well as heading the IPONZ Trade Marks Team as Assistant Commissioner of Trade Marks.

Rachel now lives in Christchurch where she is an amateur wife, trainee mum, and experienced earthquake survivor (with great tips on escaping a 20 story building when you’re 6 months pregnant if needed)


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



1) Steve Brorens recently retired and is looking to work with startups or innovative ventures (20hrs/wk max). He has twenty years of experience in linux servers, security, and python. He's happy to grab a coffee and discuss any project. You can reach him at 021-332-289. 

2) LES (Licensing Executives Society) is holding a talk tomorrow 3 July at 12pm at Plant & Food, Lincoln by Doug Hill, Managing Director of Springfree Trampollnes. Doug will be talking about the Innovator's Dilemma - whether to collaborate or go it alone.  For further information, go to  

3) If you want to be part of the New Zealand Delegation on Social Impact to Europe or if you want to know more about it, please express your interest by contacting Loudon Keir at