Coffee and Jam #259 SHOUTOUTS

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) Raph Nolden

Raphael studied history and medical physics and co-developed a patent in medical technology before becoming a lecturer in mathematical modelling. He is CEO and Founder of Jaipuna, the creators of Amy an Artificial Intelligence based private tutoring system for maths. He is passionate about the future of education and ensuring that this is evenly distributed around the world. He is actively involved in the development of the startup ecosystem, helped to establish Canterbury Angels and mentoring at Startup Weekends around the world.

Raph Nolden


2) Ben Reid

Ben heads up the AI Forum of New Zealand - providing an independent voice to advance strategic thinking about AI opportunities and challenges for the benefit of New Zealand as a whole. As the Founder of Memia , Ben is an experienced strategy advisor with a deep industry background in software development and ICT architecture. He works with a wide range of organisations spanning multinational software companies, government agencies and startups, bringing clear thinking to the fast-moving intersection of business and technology.

Ben Reid2

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



1) We're so close to getting a climate change law for Aotearoa New Zealand, which will hold our current and future politicians to a plan for reducing emissions and helping New Zealanders adapt! Make a submission!

2) Kiwijam is back for 2018, but for the first time in Christchurch. Hosted by the University Of Canterbury and School Of Product Design. Register today. 
3) Startup Christchurch is having a panel discussion on Wednesday 18th, 17:30 to 19:00 at Vodafone. Find out more.