Coffee and Jam #293

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) Rosa Carter - Pure Sports Nutritions 

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Rosa is the Director of PURE Sports Nutrition, a fast-growing manufacturer, retailer & exporter of premium natural health & wellness products. Winner of the 2018 regional Deloitte Fast 50 Rising Star and Westpac Business Growth Grant awards this is a business going places, fast!  After graduating with a finance degree and tackling jobs in London, Auckland, Timaru and New York, Rosa settled back in Christchurch and completed a law degree full-time while growing the business full-time. She will be sharing business lessons learned, developing unique products in a global market and how to fund a high growth business. 

 

2) James Swope - Kiwi FinTech Accelerator 

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James is the Programme Manager of the Kiwi Fintech Accelerator, a Lightning Lab accelerator for fintech companies. He was the programme manager for last years accelerator and has been working at Creative HQ for the past 2.5 years.  This years programme is even more exciting because the partners supporting it are more involved more than ever, this year Xero, Kiwibank, SBS Bank and Centrality looking to partner with teams in the programme. James is from New Mexico in the states originally, is an ultimate frisbee enthusiast and is willing to answer questions on both of those topics, but will be speaking mostly about the upcoming fintech programme.

 

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 milena@ministryofawesome.com