EVENT RECAP: Coffee and Jam #193

What a session!! . 

The first three speakers were from the UCE summer program. 

Tom Mackintosh our first speaker pitched The Pegboard co, customisable pegboards made from NZ-sourced pine to maximise the space in your area. Their vision is to create kiwi furniture with a spin of kiwi ingenuity. The Pegboard Co are currently stocked in Hapa at the Tannery and range from $100-$195. They are great for organising all the things in your life that need a place to live. For more information, you can go to their website www.pegboard.co.nz or contact them via Facebook.    

Our second speaker Robyn Johnston pitched Transition Navigators which focuses on enhancing the wellbeing of older people by finding appropriate accommodation for them. They have the expertise to find appropriate accommodation for loved ones that need assisted living. They will plan with the family to find the best solution. At the moment Transition Navigators is looking for enthusiastic mentors. They are also looking to expand nationally in the future. For more information contact Robyn Johnston at robyn.j@transitionnavigators.co.nz. 

In the second half, Clive Antony talked about all the exciting things that Mallu, an ethical clothing brand, is up to. Mallu is all about creating streetwear that has a positive social impact. You can check out their website here! They are also opening a store on Victoria Street next Wednesday! Congratulations Mallu! 

Our final speakers, Gin Lin and Donald Gou, who were part of the UC International Partnership Programme, pitched a bus application to improve the Christchurch city experience. They shared with us the differences between Beijing and Christchurch. For example, the air quality and how confusing the bus system is for visitors to the garden city. The integrated app will make it easier to navigate around the city using public transportation and will have features such as trip planning and location and destination settings. 

 

Shoutouts:  

1. If you're looking to tour Christchurch or banks Peninsula check out Arahi tours

2. Clothing swap this Saturday (28th) at White Elephant. Drop off starts at 3pm and the event itself will kick off from 4pm-6pm.  

3. Graham Paratt is looking for partners to grow market in beauty and health. You can contact him on 021 226 7654  

4. The Sunday Assembly is happening this Sunday 29th at Chch South Library, 66 Columbo Street. 

5. To register for the Canva talk at Bizdojo check out this link. 

 

 

Coffee & Jam is Christchurch's longest running weekly meet up 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 in touch with Gina at gina@ministryofawesome.com.