Coffee and Jam #291 - 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. Daniel Thomson - Circuband 

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Daniel, Founder and CEO of Circuband, has led the company to year on year growth from its inception in 2014. During this time Daniel has demonstrated execution in Product Procurement, Design, Website Development, IP Formulation, Management, Leadership, R&D, Sales, Partnerships and Marketing. In 2016, he first recognised that sensors could be added to the Circuband and started development on MyoTracker and was backed by a grant from New Zealand’s R&D arm, Callaghan Innovation. Daniel also consulted for global Internet giant, Alibaba Group (BABA) and helped their US and Chinese product teams to maximise efficiencies. Once a Soldier, a Teacher and now Serial Inventor, he will talk about 3 key lessons in business: Patience, Perseverance and Passion. 

2. Dave Sewell - Scaling Up

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Dave is the Chief Education Officer (CEO) for Scaling Up NZ and is also known as the Performance Leadership Guy for his ground breaking research into leadership and his ability to join the dots between neuron science, hormones, behavior and stress the combination of which is the underlying factor of every interpersonal problem faced in any organisation. With a passion for learning and getting to the bottom of things Dave will be delivering a small part of his research, talking about how to build high performing and engaged teams.

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) Andy Masters, Head of Technology at OnSide shared a success story from Coffee and Jam - "We just took on Mahtab Tadayon as an intern after she shouted out looking for opportunities a few weeks ago. We are still growing and are now looking for an experienced C# developer to come and join us on a contract basis." Contact Andy by email -

2) Everyone is welcome at the next IT Professionals NZ (ITP) event at EPIC next Tuesday evening . Find out about what the ITP does, what have we been up to over the last year or so and how can the organisation help you and your company get ahead. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please register here: