EVENT RECAP: Coffee and Jam #205

First Speaker: Paula Granger – Director of the Ipsum Group

For a lot of small businesses and early stage entrepreneurs, marketing and communication is not top of the list. This is where the Ipsum Group comes in. The Ipsum Group is a marketing and communications consultancy that makes it easy for you to continue focusing on the priorities while still getting your marketing off the ground. 

So what does the Ipsum Group do? They do strategy in marketing and communications, brand building and management of marketing projects. Paula has 15 years of experience in marketing and startups and is really excited to be helping entrepreneurs and small businesses define, grow and communicate their brand.

If you would like to get in touch with Paula, contact the Ipsum Group on their email: ipsumgroupnz@gmail.com

Special Announcement: New team member - Kit Hindin – Startup Activator

Kit is the newest member to the Ministry of Awesome team, taking on the role of Startup Activator! Being a business owner, a designer and a coach, Kit has a huge breadth of experience and knowledge to share. She loves working with startups and getting ideas up and running and is passionate about the future of Christchurch and what it’s people have to offer. If you have any ideas that you would like to talk over or off the ground, you can now find Kit at Ministry of Awesome.

We are super excited to have you on our team, Kit!

Second Speaker: Kris Herbert – If Our Town Could Talk 

‘If Our Town Could Talk’, The Lyttelton Stories Project is a location-based, audio story telling project. Kris conceived the idea from combining her own experiences of connecting to a place through story and from a project run by storycorps.org that shows the power held in an interview. 

The project aims to collect stories from Lyttelton’s history to evoke a deeper connection to the township. These stories will be for everyone to discover, from first time visitors to those who have been living in Lyttelton their whole lives. The Lyttelton Stories Project will not only be a wonderful way to connect the community but will also be an incredible tourism opportunity for Lyttelton and Christchurch as a whole.

The project is about 8 months down the track with Kris at it’s head. Currently, Lyttelton Primary School children are leading the endeavour of interviewing Lyttelton habitants who grew up in the township. Kris is currently looking for funding for her incredible project. For more information or to get in contact with her, see the details below! kris@creativeagent.co.nz Facebook.com/lytteltonstories

Shout outs

Nicky is the ‘Beyond Bees’ Facilitator at University of Canterbury, which is all  about using science to help humanity through conservation and economic development. They are working on a project to consecutively help reduce poverty and plant trees and need a 40-foot shipping container. If you know of anyone who has a spare shipping container, please contact Nicky on 027 313 6575 or email her on nglenjarman@gmail.com 

This Thursday 4th May at 6pm, Steven Moe is holding a free event at XCHC discussing the key legal issues that affect social enterprises, charities and not for profits. RSVP tostevenmoe@parryfield.com

Tech week starts this Saturday 6th and runs until Sunday 14th May. There will be some awesome events on at the EPIC Innocation campus and all across Christchurch. Check it out on: http://techweek.co.nz

Flashworksmedia creates stunning, award winning videography, strategic story telling, promotional videos and documentaries. Flashworksmedia wants to help you tell your story. We are open to conversation, so if you’d like to have a chat to talk through ideas, Flashworksmedia can point you in the right direction. Contact them on: create@flashworksmedia.com For more information: http://www.flashworksmedia.co.nz

Coffee & Jam is Christchurch's longest running weekly meet up for entrepreneurially-minded people. It’s a great place to see ordinary people doing extraordinary things, meet people, learn and share in a creative space, hear about other events in Christchurch 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 gina@ministryofawesome.com.