Mentor Series: Effective Startup Mentorship Practices (Part 4) Online

Dec 8, 2020 · ,
Join us for this informative session about how you can share your knowledge and experience with founders in a way that works best for them.

Successful startup founders all have one thing in common - they surround themselves with great mentors. But in many startup communities, mentors are in short supply. This is where you come in.

Join us for this informative session about how you can share your knowledge and experience with founders in a way that works best for them. This is a 4 part online workshop series co-hosted by #StartupVic and #Techstars for supporting the Australian startup ecosystem.

Each mentor workshop series will feature local mentors and a Techstars team. This series will build upon the foundational mentoring suggestions outlined in the Techstars Manifesto. Techstars Co-founder and Managing Partner David Cohen, with the help of Jon Bradford and Brad Feld, wrote Techstars Mentor Manifesto in order to articulate the values and characteristics of mentorship.

Part 4 - Be direct. Tell the truth, however hard



Machar Reid is the Head of Innovation at Tennis Australia (TA), where he leads a team to challenge the sport’s status quo. This involves fronting TA’s incubator (focused on the delivery of digital and broadcast product) and its venture focus in early-stage sports technology start-ups via its Accelerator with Tech Stars.

Machar previously served as TA’s inaugural High Performance Manager and Sport Science & Medicine Manager, where he helped form an athlete development pathway that helped to guide the careers of Barty, Kyrgios, Kokkinakis, Popyrin, De Minaur, Duckworth, Hon, and Sharma. His journey in sport science and coaching dates back to previous roles with former top 10 players, Davis and Fed Cup players and the International Tennis Federation.

Machar has published over 100 scientific articles and 6 books on coaching and sport science, and holds an MBA (Deakin University), a PhD (UWA) and is an Adjunct Professor at Victoria University.

Chris Heivly, USA

SVP, Techstars

Serial entrepreneur (MapQuest co-founder) and early-stage investor with company-building experience from $0 to $25M. Interest in startups, venture-backed companies, and venture capital organisations in and around software technology.

I am a frequent blogger -, Contributing Writer for, the author of Build The Fort about how to start anything.and speaker about startups. I am a public speaker (400+ events) about startups, corporate innovation, and startup communities specifically entrepreneurial ecosystem development.

Startup Victoria

Techstars x Startup Victoria Present: Mentor Series is supported by LaunchVic.

LaunchVic is Victoria’s startup development agency. LaunchVic invests in organisations and projects that empower entrepreneurs to scale innovative companies and deliver new industry benefits to the Victorian economy.

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