Coffee & Jam #234

During this session, Jacob Kohn will pitch End to End Design to us and Andy McLeod, Director of Sales at Fluent IQ will elaborate on his awesome entrepreneurial story. 

Speaker One: Jacob Kohn from End to End Design

I am a Product and Life-cycle designer using principles of closed loop design to enable the transition to a circular economy. I am currently working on products within consumer electronics, medical and packaging. I grew up on Wainui Beach in Gisborne surfing and enjoying the ocean in some way every day. I have been lucky enough to travel many places some of which include New Zealand, Indonesia, India and the Maldives chasing waves or snow. Seeing the amount of waste that contaminates what should be pristine environments, and the vulnerability of low lying islands to rising sea levels, I am on a mission to change our throwaway society so we can live more harmoniously with natural systems.

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Speaker Two: Andy McLeod, Director of Sales at Fluent IQ

Andy McLeod heads up sales and partnerships at local technology start-up FluentIQ.  Fluent's focus is on changing the game of English language credentialing all over the world with a fully automated tech platform that almost instantly assesses a person's English language ability.  Andy's responsible for driving global growth and has some solid lessons to share with you around critical foundations and how partnerships can drive exponential growth.

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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. 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.

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