Coffee and Jam #305

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:

Kaila Colbin – Boma New Zealand

Kaila is the CEO of Boma New Zealand and co-founder of Boma Global. She is also the founder of Missing Link Consultants, the co-founder of Ministry of Awesome, a board director of ChristchurchNZ and board deputy chair of Core Education. Further, Kaila is the Curator and Licensee for TEDx Christchurch and TEDxScott Base in Antarctica, as well as acting as Chair for the New York based culinary school – Natural Gourmet Institute.

Kaila will be talking about the upcoming Dare to Lead™ programme, a 2-day training designed for those who seek leader agility, team effectiveness, and culture change.

Luke Ball – Founder Spring

Luke is the Head of Incubation at Creative HQ and Partner at Founder Spring, an organisation that helps startups cross international borders. Prior to joining CHQ, Luke spent 5+ years in Chile in both the private and public sector helping entrepreneurs build companies and scale them in Latin America. He was Cofounder at Edge Cowork, a cowork chain based in Santiago, Chile and he also ran the acceleration program at Start-Up Chile, a government backed accelerator that has supported more than 1,500 companies from 75+ countries.

Luke will be talking about three unique opportunities for NZ entrepreneurs to gain equity free funding and access to Latin American markets, investors and customers.


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