Innovation Ecosystem Breakfast

2017 Innovation Expo



What's the secret to high-growth startup success?

Come along to our 2nd annual FREE Startup and Innovation Breakfast and get the ultimate download from some of our hottest young companies making impact all across the world from Christchurch, New Zealand. If you're deep in the startup grind or mid-growth slump, you'll find the inspiration, the network, and the support you need right here at this FREE breakfast event.

From rocking the global aerospace industry to helping Facebook run better ad platforms, we've collected some truly inspirational Cantabrian entrepreneurs together to tell their Christchurch startup story and share their recipes for success. Then - it's over to you with the opportunity to actively engage and network with our truly awesome innovation ecosystem who are all there to help you.

Whether you're looking for investment options or business support, our support teams are here to help you succeed. If you're not already engaged with this network and you are an innovator, entrepreneur, or startup with high growth potential, this event is absolutely for you.


Don't let your entrepreneurial journey be a lonely one - get in quick and grab a ticket before they're sold out!


Register here


Here’s how the morning will run:

7.00am - Registration opens for a 7.10am start.

7.10am- Welcome address from Joanna Norris, CEO, ChristchurchNZ

7.20am- Intro to panelists and ecosystem, Q&A begins

7.50am- Break out for networking with service providers and support teams

9.00am- Finish


About our speakers & panelists.

Joanna Norris - CEO - ChristchurchNZ

Glenn Bull, CEO, Skilitics 

Paul Bingham, co-Founder, Shuttlerock

Mark Rocket, Founder, Kea Aerospace

Emily Heazlewood - Romer

Kaila Colbin - co-Founder - Boma

Krissy Sadler-Bridge, NZ Marketing Manager - MYOB



Q: My company is not new but we do have high growth opportunities in markets overseas, is this still a relevant event for me to attend?

Yes, it is Your company doesn't need to be new. We want to meet you if you're company has high growth potential and you would like to understand what business support might be available to you.

Q: I'm already completely engaged with all the business support agencies in our region. Should I still come along?

Probably not. Although the event could still be a valuable networking session for you, we're really looking to help organisations that are not already getting support from agencies and individuals within the Canterbury startup and innovation ecosystem.

Q: Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No. If you are an entrepreneur working on a venture with high-growth potential, this event is where you need to be to make sure you get the support you need to succeed.

Q: What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Kahukura building is located on Moorhouse Avenue between Barbadoes and Madras. There are any number of public transport options nearby. Pay and display parking is also easy with plentiful carparks at this hour available on the Barbadoes end of the block as well as directly in front of the building.

Q: How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to contact info@ministryofawesome with any questions you have relating to this event and we will be sure to get back to you promptly.


This event is sponsored by: 


ChristchurchNZ, MYOB, Callaghan Innovation and Ministry of Awesome. 

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