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.
Who are the Mentors in Residence
Marco Fabio Borges
Marco Fabio Borges
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.
Expert Hours 2021
Expert Hours: IP for Start-Ups
Free discussion session with the University’s UniServices IP team. Have a conversation about your IP and how to protect it.