Coffee and Jam #260 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) Anya Hornsey

Powerhouse Ventures is a Christchurch based technology incubator that invests in ground-breaking intellectual property generated through scientific and technological research.  Anya's key focus at Powerhouse is deploying Powerhouse Seed Funds into pre-revenue early stage ventures.  Anya will bring the Coffee and Jam community up to date on all things Powerhouse.  


2) Paul Buchanan

Paul is based in Christchurch and heads up MYOB’s southern Field Managers. He has extensive experience in retail sales, account management, training and management and has helped a number of SME businesses in developing their sales capability. He is passionate about ensuring start ups are set up to succeed through the use of technology and drawing on expertise in the wider start up ecosystem.

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 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) Applications are open for Ākina’s Investment Readiness Grants, which provide social enterprises and mission-driven organisations with grants for business, financial, legal and other capacity building support from professional providers to support them in securing investment. Find out more and apply.

2) Day One of the UCE Impact Summit is being held on September 29, it is designed to get you where you want to be -- whether your goals are personal, community-focussed or worldwide. Find out more.
3) Resurfacing Workshop focused on untangling ourself from the past and rising back into awareness. Aug 4-5. Go to or contact Jan at 021393170 for more details. 
4) Motivated self started looking to create an additional income. Work remotely, self-employed. Not offering a job but a business opportunity. Contact Faye at 0221086649.
5) EcoVilla is hosting an educational and inspirational event aimed at helping to continue reducing plastic waste.  Learn about how plastic is affecting our oceans and what you can do to help!  Hear from local speakers involved in the plastic-free movement and how you can get involved locally to make a difference!  Find out more at
6) Opportunity to find out about an exclusive range of eco-friendly home consumerable products. For information contact Sherry at 0211524165.