Coffee and Jam #304

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. Selected Teams from Lightning Lab 

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Lightning Lab Tourism is a three-month business acceleration programme focused on building a sustainable innovation ecosystem for the future of tourism in New Zealand. The programme brings together a cohort of early-stage ventures and project teams from the tourism industry who aim to solve the productivity, cultural, environmental and social challenges for the sector. 


Firstly, we will be joined by Bibi and Paul from Airguides.

Airguides is a marketplace where travellers can book unique trips, curated by vetted writers, bloggers and local experts.
Each trip is jam-packed with personal recommendations and insider knowledge, and the Airguides app gives travellers the flexibility to follow the trip at their own pace.


Secondly, we will hear from the team at Amiki.

Creating experiences where manaakitanga and exceptional service are the norm, Amiki is aimed at professionals who travel the world, are curious about cultures and exploring local ways of living.   
They exist to connect visitors to urban suburbs to quality unique experiences.

2. Trent Yeo - Ziptreck Ecotours


Trent Yeo, is Director of Ziptrek Ecotours Queenstown, board member Tourism Industry Aotearoa, founding trustee of Startup Queenstown Lakes, retired TEDx organiser, sustainability broken record and active participant in all things new and shiny. 
When reflecting of his time studying and working in architecture, he remembered attempting to reconfigure human interactions to be in tune with natural systems. At a point he realised that he don’t need to build anything; getting people to spend time in the outdoors ​was inspiration enough to build a better world.​​

Trent will be presenting ‘The importance of doing great things better -  tourism like you mean it!’

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.

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1) Miss Bing bar is now open!! This is a traditional Asian street food lunch bar located at the corner of St Asaph St and Madras St. They open between 10 am to 4 pm from Monday to Saturday. You can find them on Facebook @MissBing.