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Entrepreneur Coffee Jam (Queenstown)

November 15, 2018 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am


Our morning coffee + startup meetup continues! Join fellow entrepreneurs in a morning social and learning event from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. to connect and meet with other startup enthusiasts in the region.

Our Entrepreneur Coffee Jams returns for November at Yonder in Queenstown with a unique Canadian twist. Trent Yeo is up north in Whistler and he’ll be connecting via live video feed with leaders from Squamish, British Columbia. We’ll be hearing about how they are building their entrepreneur community and we’ll have plenty of opportunities for Q&A to compare and contrast the two adventure resort towns.

Nestled 45 minutes either side of North Vancouver and Whistler, Squamish is booming and one of Canada’s fastest growing communities. Along with having a long history of being a mecca for digital entrepreneurs, the Sea to Sky Corridor is fast becoming a place where young entrepreneurs are flocking to.

Joining Trent live from Squamish will be local tech entrepreneur and advisor – Michelle Martin, Founder of Squamish’s Co-working Space, The Common, Peter Buchholz and future founder of Startup Canada, Sea-2-Sky Community – Blake Allen.

Back here in Queenstown, our very own Peter Harris (Economic Development Manager @ QLDC) will be facilitating as we share the similarities and challenges of our two locations.

Audience participation is highly encouraged and we’d love to share your thoughts and questions with our new Canadian friends!

Send your questions for the Squamish crew to: intheloop@entrepreneurship.co.nz

We’ll also be hearing from local entrepreneur Justin Worth from Snopro. Starting as a husband and wife team with an idea pencilled in a scrapbook, Snopro came about due to a belief that a full service, customer centred ski hire solution was needed in New Zealand.

Snopro was recently nominated for the Centrality Innovation Award at the 2018 Westpac Queenstown Business Awards and we can’t wait to hear Justin share their journey with us!


What to expect

Doors open at 7:15; or get there even earlier to secure your coffee. The first 50 attendees receive a FREE COFFEE courtesy of Startup Queenstown Lakes.

Programming starts promptly at 7:30am. Hear from three of your community peers in the startup ecosystem both local, nationally and abroad give their 90sec pitch followed by a quickfire Q&A with our emcee of the day, QLDC Economic Development manager Peter Harris. Event activities will wrap up promptly at 8:15 a.m. so you can get on with your day.

Catch up and chat if you don’t have to rush off. Stay for some more breakfast or schedule a catch up meeting with your peers.

Tickets: None. First come, first served. RSVP via our Facebook event.

Attire: Business casual

Networking Courtesy: Bring business cards for networking, but don’t pass them out unless asked for. No selling of services or advertising at the event (branded company shirts, etc. acceptable).

Got questions? Email intheloop@entrepreneurship.co.nz


November 15, 2018
7:15 am - 8:30 am
Event Category:


Startup Queenstown Lakes


14 Church St
Queenstown, 9300 New Zealand
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