Coffee and Jam #283 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.

Our Speakers this week are:

1. Ed Harvey - Evnex

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Ed Harvey is the founder and CEO of Evnex, a Christchurch company that develops intelligent charging solutions for electric vehicles. He studied electronics engineering at Canterbury University, and converted his car to electric during his final year. Ed will be talking about the rise of electric vehicles, Evnex's journey so far, and some of the learnings along the way.

2. Michael Sheehan -UN Sustainability Initiatives

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Michael Sheehan is the head of CIOs Without Borders,a global not-for-profit organisation which was established by the Asst. Secretary General at the UN. CIOs Without Borders is made up of more than 600 Chief Information Officers and others who volunteer for projects in the developing world. Michael's background also includes CIO roles in finance, healthcare and agritech.

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 fresh bakery bread.

If you have an idea you'd like to pitch get in touch with Milena at



1) Angela Searle announced the formation of her new Christchurch based intellectual property firm Infinity IP. Her firm is able to provide advice relating to patents, trade marks and other forms of intellectual property in a personable easy to understand way. Angela is a trade mark attorney and lawyer and has 25 years experience in the IP field. She is joined by Alan Chadwick, an engineer and patent attorney with 17 years experience. Contact for further information. 


2) Collett's Corner's equity crowdfunding campaign launches on February 14th and they are having a public launch party on February 15th for Lytteltonians and for all lovers of Lyttelton!


3) The Social Enterprise Unconference 2019 is coming up this month. For more information, email Steven at or go to