At the session the first speaker was Raymond Lum pitching Sword Productions. Raymond started this company two years ago on Christchurch to help people and businesses add that little extra to their websites. This little extra thing is a video. The current generation watches videos every day so it's a great way to connect and reach your target markets.
Raymond will help market your website with a small documentary with what ever content you wish to have in it. He will sit down with the you and have a free consultation to start the creative process.
If you would like more information please contact Raymond at email@example.com or check out their website http://swordproductions.co.nz/
The educational speaker at this session was Raphael Nolden who spoke on how we can grow our Startup ecosystems.
Raphael is the CEO and founder of a startup and has been planning companies since forever. He has mentored and participated at many startup weekends and just recently has returned from a trip to the ASIA Pacific startup weekend summit where people from all around the world got together to share their ideas, learn from each other and network. Here are some of the key learnings he took away from this summit.
1. New Zealand has little startup investment/support from the government
2. Each ecosystem has its own challenges. These involve culture which he believes to be the biggest hinderance, resources/support and equity.
So what can we do to help Christchurch catch up?
Raphael believes we need to create a habit of engagement. He would like to see more events like Coffee and Jam with enough of the right people in attendance so that networks can build in an efficient and beneficial way. This would also trigger better utilisation of resources around the community. He also wanted to increase startup weekends to twice a year so that people have a chance to start their thought process for their new adventure earlier.
Coffee & Jam is Christchurch's longest running weekly meetup for entrepreneurially minded people. It’s a great place to see ordinary people doing extraordinary things, meet people, learn and share in a creative space, hear about other events in Christchurch and indulge in a little bit of free coffee, jam and bread.
If you have an idea you'd like to pitch get on touch with Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org.