SHOUTOUTS- Coffee and Jam #274

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.



  1. Norman from Mr Bin. Local eco-friendly, on the spot wheelie bin cleaning service. Email:
  2. Toby is a young Commercial Real Estate trainee at Harcourts Grenadier. He has recently qualified as a Salesperson, and his Licence will come through on the 14th of November. He has a keen interest in entrepreneurship, and is interested in helping developing business growth. If you’re an entrepreneur who has reached the point that you’re looking for a premise then he may be able to help. Check out Toby Max. Elley @Commercial Max. Elley on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram for more information.
  3. Henry from Aurora, looking for people to work in an advisory role in a fast growing, forward thinking financial services firm, they have a careers night next Thursday night so please email for details!


The speakers from this sessions were:  

1 - Samantha Bailey // SwiftMed


Samantha studied Medicine and graduated from Otago University in 2005. She has worked in many specialties including General Practice, Family Planning, After Hours Clinics and Clinical Research. Dr Bailey saw an opportunity to take the pressure off busy GPs and help clear New Zealand’s clogged healthcare system, while also providing more convenient, affordable access to doctors and medication using modern technology. SwiftMed was launched in December 2017, underpinned by Dr Bailey’s vision for setting a new status quo for healthcare in New Zealand.

2 - Michael Durie // How to keep a customer for life


Michael is a passionate and highly experienced marketer with 40 years’ experience in the industry. His career spans previous roles at NZ Post, Australia Post, ThinkDirect, Westpac Cards, Telecom, Mazda Motors, Network Communications PR, Amuri Motors, Associated Group Media, and the NZ Herald. Michael has been involved with judging prestigious awards, taking roles as a committee and board member, and more recently enjoys giving back to the marketing community in the Southern region, through tutoring, facilitating, and social enterprise projects.

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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