Event RECAP: Coffee and Jam #187

At todays session we had all the bugs thanks to Anteater, feeding us their famous sky prawns (locusts) and ants! Peter and Rebecca came back after 5 months to share their learnings on starting up a business which included finding the right team, getting your first customer and the value of random connections. These learnings have shaped what Anteater has evolved into and they are continuously learning from all the new experiences that they come across. If you would like to try some of their famous products check out Roots restaurant in Lyttelton or their website www.anteater.co.nz where they will update any events that they will be at. 

 

Tim Cox from Tinka Design, shared his experience as a designer working with businesses and his tips on why prototyping is a significant part of the design process. He explained that prototyping is creating a representation of something to test a hypothesis. It is aimed to tell you something that you didn't know about your product or service. Prototyping helps to test and validate a design which will save you money and time before bringing into to market. Prototyping is the backbone of the whole design process and without it we would be reliant on our assumptions.

 

Shoutouts

-SMISH is a launching an app and need help with a survey to find out the needs of the community. Please click here to fill out this short questionnaire. 

-Check out John.D Martini on youtube for some information about values. 

-Unknown Chapter is a new cafe that has opened at 254 St Asaph Street. Go check it out! 

 

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.