EVENT RECAP : Coffee & Jam #249


1) Join Kaila Colbin and team for a co-creation workshop on 'Thriving in the face of exponential change', focused on identifying ways we can better support these changes from a local and national perspective. Book a slot for the 'workshop here

2) Help The Commuting Book Project in mapping the real places in New Zealand featured in books. Join and contribute to the The Great Map of NZ stories. 

3) Erica Austin from EA Curation and Lauren Peate from Ally skills NZ will be facilitating an 'Ally Skills Community Workshops' on 23rd of May between 5PM and 8 PM at BIZDOJO. 


You can watch the video of all the shoutouts on our facebook page. 


Join us for our 249th Coffee and Jam session and to celebrate the organisations 6th birthday. You'll get your weekly dosage of inspiration and see what is happening in the Christchurch Startup and innovation ecosystem.

 Our first speaker is Santosh Seshadri from Orbica. Indian-born innate philosopher Santosh is a spatial solutions specialist. And a formidable talent. He studied Mathematics, Geophysics, Economics and GIS in Texas. Santosh integrates various technologies to problem-solve and develop enterprising spatial solutions that make Orbica clients very happy. Orbica unlocks the value of location data to create business solutions and products that enable you to develop new insights that improve and accelerate your decision making, increase performance, reduce risks and costs, enhance your customers’ experience and generate revenue.



Our Second Speaker is Craig Rowland from Sandfly Security. Sandfly was founded by Craig to create new ways to detect security problems on Linux. His previous company, Psionic Software, produced the world’s first automated agentless software to reduce false alarms from Intrusion Detection Systems, this was sold to Cisco Systems. He started his career working at the US Pentagon for the Chief of Naval Operations. Finally, he is a published author on investing through John Wiley and Sons.



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.

If you have an idea you'd like to pitch get in touch with Gina at gina@ministryofawesome.com