Coffee and Jam #267 - 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 - Chai Kim/ Coin Grid

Chai Kim is the CEO of Coingrid, a cryptocurrency company based in Christchurch. He graduated Law School at the University of Canterbury and is currently practicing commercial law. Through his experiences, Chai has learned the importance of cryptocurrency to our future and decided to co-found Coingrid. Chai along with his team, Adam Curtin and Catherine Chu, will be speaking about how Coingrid aims to simplify the trading of cryptocurrency.


2 - Marian Johnson 

Then we'll hear from Marian Johnson who will share all about the FOODSTARTER competition - a life-changing opportunity for 1 very lucky food and beverage entrepreneur. Sponsored by NewWorld, ChristchurchNZ, Blinc Innovation, Foodsouth, Stuff, and Strategy Creative - FoodStarter is a game changer for Canterbury.


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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) Amy Hooper has recently moved back to Christchurch from seven years in Auckland working with Tech Startups, digital marketing, and non-profits. Looking for a new challenge in the people ops space and organisational processes. You can reach her at
2) Oxfords students are working with the University of Canterbury on projects exploring how Christchurch can become more resilient to climate change throughout its regeneration.  Please get in touch to give them your thoughts and ideas and to learn more! You can contact them at and