We spoke with Startup Activator Catarina Gutierrez and Event Awesomist Erica Austin from Ministry of Awesome. Ministry of Awesome is an initiative that encourages people to do what they love and enables people to realise and grow their ideas into realities. It engages with entrepreneurs to get early-stage ventures off the ground, provides a co-working space at the Awesome HQ and runs regular events around the city. During our conversation Catarina and Erica spoke about the power of communities and their support networks to not only create conversation but see an idea thrive. We also discussed the 'new Christchurch' and how this has been created through networks of people rather than physical spaces.