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:
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: