iAccelerate Mentor

In the fast paced startup world, mentors represent a critical advisory relationship between those who have done it before, with those about to do it.

We believe that valuable outcomes and learnings are achieved through shared understanding of expectations.

The passing down of the "lessons learned" provides a fast track path for the new entrepreneur and assists them in avoiding many beginner mistakes.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor in the iAccelerate community - contact us.

 

 

Entrepreneur in Residence:

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Frank Marzano
iAccelerate Entrepreneur in Residence, Product Management and Strategy expert, speciailising in B2B, B2G Sales and Marketing | LinkedIn

Frank is the Co-Founder and Director of iTree Pty Limited, an Illawarra based software company that develops software solutions for government agencies in Australia and New Zealand, that improve productivity and efficiency in the areas of regulation, compliance and enforcement. Frank joins iAccelerate as an Entrepreneur In Residence to assist resident companies with Product Management and Strategy speciailising in B2B and B2G Sales and Marketing. 

 

Film Makers in Residence:

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Nick Bolton, Jess Milne
Directors of Ten Alphas

 

Ten Alphas are an Australian video production company with offices in Sydney, Wollongong NSW and Melbourne, they are passionate about telling stories through moving image content. Ten alphas videos aim to engage audiences through a combination of creative scripting of touching personal human stories, out-of-the-ordinary scenarios, beautiful cinematography, motion graphics and animation. 

Ten Alphas are the are currently making a documentary on 'The Art of Start Up Perseverance', following some of the iAccelerate residents as they develop their business. The aim of the documentary is to inspire all entrepreneurs: established, emerging and new to understand what perseverance is required to be a success, whilst showcasing the iAccelerate program. Read more

Founding Mentors:

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Takahiro and Joanna Kubota l LinkedIn

Global Solution Strategies â€“ Sales and Marketing

Since establishing GSS in Australia, Take and Joanna have worked to bring their global expertise to the Illawarra and South Cost, assisting a huge variety of companies covering a wide array of industries, from startups to well-established firms, and ranging in size from micro businesses up to companies and government departments with hundreds of employees. Operating from an office in iAccelerate Start, Taka and Joanna utilise their internationally-gained experience and skills to offer assistance to the residents of iAccelerate and help them identify issues, provide guidance on strategy, exploit opportunities, keep them focused on the main game and generally do their utmost to fast-track the resident companies’ expansion and ensure their success. For more information about GSS

 

Supporting Mentors:

Jill Bryant

Currently: Chair, Screenrights. Director, Keyline Communications. Marketing Stratey and Development Consultant, Sydney Youth Orchestras. - Arts Marketing and General Management expert | LinkedIn

Gary Bunker

Head of UX Strategy, theFore - UX & Usability Specialist  | LinkedIn

Jeremy Colless

Managing Partner, Artesian Capital Management - Venture funding and angel investment expert | LinkedIn

Topaz Conway

Entrepreneur and Angel Investor, Chairman PAFtec, Case Manager Commercialisation Australia- Startup expert | LinkedIn

Antonio Deliseo

CEO, Asia-Pacific, Bond International Software | LinkedIn

Tim Ellis

Executive Director, Canadian Association of Business Incubation - Expert Startup Mentor and business coach | LinkedIn

Hamish Hawthorn

CEO, ATP Innovations - Expert in early-stage technology companies, venture funding, angel investment and entrepreneurship | LinkedIn

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Richard Horton

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs - Expert in venture capital funds and tech startups doing business in the US | LinkedIn

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Joanna Kubota

Director, Global Solution Strategies - Sales & Marketing expert | LinkedIn

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Takahiro Kubota

Director, Global Solution Strategies - Sales & Marketing expert | LinkedIn

Steven Maarbani

Partner, Venture Capital & Private Equity at PwC - Corporate lawyer specialising in Venture Capital and Private Equity, M&A and the commercialisation of technology | LinkedIn

Tony Marlow
Tony Marlow

Head of Category Insights, Yahoo - Digital Expert LinkedIn

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Frank Marzano
Co-Founder and Director, iTree  - Product management and strategy / B2B, B2G Sales and Marketing | LinkedIn
Patrick Mooney

Currently: Managing Director, WorldStage Pty Ltd. Adjunct Lecturer, International Entrepreneurship & Strategy,Australian School of Business. Technology Commercialisation and International Business Development expert (Venture Capital & Private Equity) | LinkedIn

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John Morris

Managing Director, Coffeys EMS - Utilities, Resources, Services and Defence | LinkedIn

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Larissa Robertson

Founder and Managing Director of SCO Recruitment and social enterprise, Trim and Proper Property Services LinkedIn

Daniel Rowan

Managing Director, Internetrix - Business, Sales LinkedIn

 

Mentor Guidelines

We have developed bespoke Mentor Guidelines that aim to assist with the development of the network, management of expectations and improve outcomes.  This is particularly important for those who are new to the process and want to avoid the pitfalls (mentor and mentee alike).

Download a PDF Copy

 

 

If you are interested in becoming a mentor in the iAccelerate community - contact us.