The last Coffee and Jam in 2019! Featuring the Chair of MOA and Kōkiri

What a year it has been! We had 37 Coffee and Jams events in 2019, next week event will be our #38 and also the last one of 2019! Huge thanks all of you for being a part of the longest-standing startup meet-up in Christchurch!

For this special edition, you will hear from Lloyd Mander who is actually the Chair of Ministry of Awesome. Lloyd Mander is a successful entrepreneur with extensive experience in leadership and governance. He brings startup experience at all levels, from starting a company to taking it through a high-growth period to negotiating its successful sale. Lloyd will be talking about the key milestones that Ministry of Awesome has achieved in 2019.


We will also hear about Kōkiri - a Maori Startup accelerator, whose mission is to support Māori-led start-ups that have high-growth potential to drive whānau transformation through entrepreneurship and innovation.

Come along to this last Coffee and Jam of 2019 and meet your innovation tribes!

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MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
 
Lloyd Mander // Chair - Ministry of Awesome

Lloyd Mander is a successful entrepreneur with extensive experience in leadership and governance. He brings startup experience at all levels, from starting a company to taking it through a high-growth period to negotiating its successful sale. He also has governance experience in the not-for-profit sector, currently serving as an Independent Trustee of Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust, and volunteers with Business Mentors NZ and the Young Enterprise Scheme.

 

 

 

Saara Tawha (left) and Aubrey Te Kanawa (right) // Kōkiri

Saara Tawha was born the Netherlands and arrived in Aotearoa in 1988. She has a business degree and went on to complete a diploma in lean manufacturing. Saara has varied experience working in manufacturing to supporting entrepreneurs looking to start their own business. Saara experience is essential to her new roles as New Ventures Manager at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Programme Manager for Kōkiri 2020. She is passionate about supporting Māori entrepreneurs to ignite sustainable business success. 
 
Aubrey Te Kanawa (Tainui, Ngaati Maniapoto, Ngaati Kōata, Ngaati Porou) is the Programme Director for Kōkiri 2020.  Aubrey’s background is founded in commercial property development but he has a passion for Māori land management. Aubrey has two degrees spanning management studies, finance, and sports science then recently completed the Dev Academy Bootcamp programme.

 

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