Mentor Blaze (Mackay) September 10, 2015 Wrap Up

Mentor Blaze (Mackay) September 10, 2015 Wrap Up

With 19 Attendees, and 10 Mentors, we were nearly at full capacity for the Mackay Mentor Blaze event at Central Queensland University last Thursday afternoon.

The 2 hour event was held simultaneously between Mackay, Brisbane, Cairns, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba. We had 2 Skype pods setup in Mackay for Mentors & Mentees to chat with entrepreneurs and mentors from Brisbane & Cairns during the event.

The Mentees were able to choose a minimum of 3 different Mentors with 19 minutes of talking time for each and were instructed to discuss the following topics to help them with their business ideas:

  • Introduce yourself in 15 secs.
  • Be able to deliver the essence of your idea within the first 2-3 minutes.
    • State the market area you are interested in
    • State the actual problem / pain point that your idea addresses
    • State the potential solution in broad terms.
    • Your background and skills / knowledge you are bringing
  • State the major area of advice you are looking for so the mentor can focus their response.

A big thanks to goes out to our sponsors:

iLab Accelerator
CQU Mackay
CQQS (Central Qld Quantity Surveying)
Get It Done
Doc’s Place Cafe

We would also like to thank our awesome Mentors for giving up their time to give great business advice!

The next huge event we will be hosting will be #StartupWeekend Mackay on Oct 23-25th #SWMKY15. Buy your early bird tickets now, only $75 for the whole weekend which includes all your food & drinks from Fri-Sun:

Dennis is an Electrical and Control Systems Engineer and was appointed President of Startup Mackay Inc. in June 2016. He is a member of Engineers Australia, AISA, MITN, DMLA within the Education, Training, Research and Innovation Pillar, and the Reference Group for the Digital Economy Strategy. He has also been inducted into the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion program where he aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age. You can follow Dennis on Twitter @DenMurphy or connect with him on LinkedIn (

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