Click on any of the mentors or experts below to request an introduction. We reserve the right to refuse unsuitable introductions or suggest alternatives that better match your needs. Listings are not necessarily an endorsement – you approach individuals at your own risk.

Choosing Your Vertical Market Focus

Martin Babinec

When creating a new product, one of the most important strategic decisions a startup can make is selecting the right vertical market to point all development and marketing resources towards.

Great little piece about the benefits of focusing on a single market segment when starting out

Visit
#market, #marketing, #validation
Director of communications

– Director-level experience in media and communications
– Various post-graduate qualifications in business administration and marketing
– Insight into regional business networks
– Corporate, public sector and startup experience

Introduce Me
#communications, #corporate communications, #marketing, #media, #mentor
Founder at start-up marketing and communications agency

Experienced at helping start-ups figure out their position and messaging in the market, acting as a sounding board and outside advisor to help ideas develop. Experience working with multiple companies ranging from Seed – Series A funding, helping them build credibility with customers, the media and potential investors.

Introduce Me
#expert, #marketing, #mentor, #messaging, #positioning
Hacking Growth

Sean Ellis & Morgan Brown

A highly accessible, practical, method for growth that involves cross-functional teams and continuous testing and iteration.

Good for not only understanding the sorts of experiments one can run but also how to organise your business around experiments (cross-functional teams, etc)

Buy
#book, #growth, #marketing
The Network Effects Bible

James Currier & the NFX team

Comprehensive guide to leveraging network effects to grow startups

Visit
#growth, #link, #marketing, #networks
Founder CEO of a content to commerce business in the construction industry

Made lots of mistakes over the last 7 years as we have take the team from just myself with an idea to a team of 14. Bootstrapped. Small amount of venture. Got to profitability. My key skills are in sales and marketing. Just started a diploma in coaching as long term goals is to be a mentor / coach / investor to small businesses

Introduce Me
#bootstrap, #construction, #founder, #marketing, #mentor, #sales
Co founder of insuretech startup

A serial entrepreneur who has set up and run various successful business in the insurance sector. I have invested in a number of business’ from music, to sports clothing to the insurance sector, and worked with a range of Private Equity Houses in their insurance related investments. I am now taking on Life insurance with the aim of completely changing the customer experience and purpose.

Specialties: leadership, strategic planning, account management, budgeting, business development, business plans, change management, contract management, delivery, direct marketing, executive management, finance, marketing, relationship management, sales, tender writing,

Introduce Me
#founder, #insurance, #investment, #leadership, #marketing, #mentor
Associate Professor, Marketing and Serial Entrepreneur

Business Plans (for VC/Angel investment)
Marketing Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
Idea Validation
Generational Motivational Advice

Introduce Me
#education, #expert, #founder, #marketing, #mentor
CEO at group travel startup

Marketing, raising funds, product vision, business development

Introduce Me
#founder, #marketing, #mentor, #scale-up, #tourism, #travel