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Mentor in Residence

Do you have a business idea, but no idea how to progress it? Are you a founder with a problem, or are you looking for some suggestions on how to grow your business? CIE’s Mentor in Residence sessions are for you!

Our Mentor in Residence sessions start in April 2021.


About Mentor in Residence

To make the best mentor connection, your first conversation is with the Centre’s Programmes team. Come along to one of our Office Hours. You’ll be asked to share your story, and answer some probing questions. Getting to know you will help us to connect you with one of our mentors.

What will you gain from a session?

You’re a proud start-up founder. Why would you need to talk to a mentor? Being a founder can be a lonely experience. Finding a good support network is crucial when sailing on rough seas or facing dilemmas. A 30-minute session with a Mentor in Residence helps you hear a different perspective, and together brainstorm alternative solutions to business problems.

To make the most of your session, give the mentor a heads-up about your topic of conversation. In addition, be respectful of their time. Finally, a mentor is an adviser; not a life coach. By seeking advice from someone who has travelled the road, you can expect to learn and also to gain an ally. Be aware though that the mentor will not provide you with all the answers and will not replace you as the decision-maker, so be prepared to listen, ask questions and reach your own conclusions.

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Who are the Mentors in Residence

 

Christopher Bean

Christopher Bean

Advises on idea and concept creation and validation, capital raising strategy, pitch deck creation, start-up development, brand development and marketing strategies, sales and distribution strategies.

Marco Fabio Borges

Marco Fabio Borges

Advises on entrepreneurship, commercial applications through the RPAS, Aero photogrammetry and 3D modelling (Pix4D; Metashape), Automotive industry (Production, Quality and Product Development Process), Applied statistics (Six Sigma Black Belt and Minitab), Problem solving methodologies.

 

Vishal Chaddha

Vishal Chaddha

Advises on product market fit, Go To Market strategy and building scale profitably.

Warner Cowin

Warner Cowin

Advises on  developing clear business strategies, planning and implementing organisational change, driving innovation, and improving operational performance. He also has strong skills in Tikanga Maori and Iwi facilitation.

Warner Cowin

Sam Fielden

Advises on value-proposition development and communication, partnering, development of business models, intellectual property management, licensing frameworks, and developing your hustle.

Ajit Joshi

Ajit Joshi

Advises on initiating start-up ideas, validation, international operations, and strategy (for growth, operations, product, pricing, and marketing).

Tim Moor

Tim Moor

Advises on opportunity identification, intellectual property, fundraising, commercial strategy, business planning, product development – proof of concept, market validation, clinical evaluation, product and market launch.

 

Mahesh Muralidhar

Mahesh Muralidhar

Advises on getting 0-1 (revenue positive), identifying where to focus, building high performance teams, inclusivity, goal setting systems, product/market fit, setting up the right acquisition engine and setting up operations (HR and Finance) to scale.

Eoghan Neligan

Eoghan Neligan

Advises on early stage product development, market validation, product growth and product lifecycle management.

Eoghan Neligan

Aaron Small

Advises on capital raising, go-to-market strategies, pitch deck creation, start-up development and technology commercialisation.

Eoghan Neligan

Fasiha Subhan

Advises on social entrepreneurship, business strategies, and innovation approaches with socio-economic and environmental impact.

Grant Young

Grant Young

Advises on ideation, strategy, start-up development and marketing.

 

Christopher Bean

Christopher Bean

Advises on idea and concept creation and validation, capital raising strategy, pitch deck creation, start-up development, brand development and marketing strategies, sales and distribution strategies.

Marco Fabio Borges

Marco Fabio Borges

Advises on entrepreneurship, commercial applications through the RPAS, Aero photogrammetry and 3D modelling (Pix4D; Metashape), Automotive industry (Production, Quality and Product Development Process), Applied statistics (Six Sigma Black Belt and Minitab), Problem solving methodologies.

 

Vishal Chaddha

Vishal Chaddha

Advises on product market fit, Go To Market strategy and building scale profitably.

Warner Cowin

Warner Cowin

Advises on  developing clear business strategies, planning and implementing organisational change, driving innovation, and improving operational performance. He also has strong skills in Tikanga Maori and Iwi facilitation.

Warner Cowin

Sam Fielden

Advises on value-proposition development and communication, partnering, development of business models, intellectual property management, licensing frameworks, and developing your hustle.

Ajit Joshi

Ajit Joshi

Advises on initiating start-up ideas, validation, international operations, and strategy (for growth, operations, product, pricing, and marketing).

Tim Moor

Tim Moor

Advises on opportunity identification, intellectual property, fundraising, commercial strategy, business planning, product development – proof of concept, market validation, clinical evaluation, product and market launch.

 

Mahesh Muralidhar

Mahesh Muralidhar

Advises on getting 0-1 (revenue positive), identifying where to focus, building high performance teams, inclusivity, goal setting systems, product/market fit, setting up the right acquisition engine and setting up operations (HR and Finance) to scale.

Eoghan Neligan

Eoghan Neligan

Advises on early stage product development, market validation, product growth and product lifecycle management.

Eoghan Neligan

Aaron Small

Advises on capital raising, go-to-market strategies, pitch deck creation, start-up development and technology commercialisation.

Grant Young

Fasiha Subhan

Advises on social entrepreneurship, business strategies, and innovation approaches with socio-economic and environmental impact.

 

Grant Young

Grant Young

Advises on ideation, strategy, start-up development and marketing.

 

Meet the CIE Unleash Space Entrepreneur in Residence

Steve Outtrim is best known for his success in the early “dot com years” of the Internet, as the creator of Sausage Software and its flagship product, the HotDog Web Editor. He has also founded software company Urbanise and environment solutions company ekoLiving and is the former owner of nutraceutical company Aussie Bodies. In his role as Entrepreneur in Residence at the Unleash Space, he’s helped develop a go-to market strategy for many and varied start-ups.

Steve’s areas of expertise are e-commerce, social media, strategy, nutraceuticals, smart buildings, guerrilla marketing, growth hacking, and fund raising.

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