#9 Chris J "Mowhawk" Reed, the only NASDAQ listed CEO with a Mowhawk.

Jul 26, 2016, 3:11 PM

Welcome to the next installment of Mentor Revolution. Today I had a very engaging conversation with Chris J "Mowhawk" Reed, who is the only NASDAQ listed CEO with a mohawk - and author of the international Best Seller, Linkedin Mastery for Entrepreneurs. Chris also runs Black Marketing, a global company headquartered in Singapore. Chris and I obviously have many things in common, given we both live and breathe marketing - but what I found most interesting is Chris' focus on Linkedin. Linkedin now has over 500 million professionals globally, and today Chris and I discussed how black marketing focuses purely on improving the personal brand of CEO's and business leaders by a using strategic content marketing and relationship building techniques. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with Chris, and I look forward to meeting him in person when he comes to visit the Gold Coast in the not-too-distant future.

Watch The Video

#8 Nicole Gibson, CEO of Startup Apprentice and The Rogue and Rouge Foundation

Jul 17, 2016, 3:11 PM

Welcome to the next installment of Mentor Revolution - Introducing Nicole Gibson - CEO of Rogue and Rouge and also CEO of Startup Apprentice Rogue and Rouge is a Mental Health not-for-profit working with 12-25 year olds and the adults that work with them. In today’s show we spoke about how Rogue and Rouge positively impacts the space in which people feel they can change by helping them become more connected to themselves and their community. We spoke about the role of the parents and teachers with regards to cyber education and enabling children to understand how to identify and resolve conflict. Startup Apprentice is another one of Gibson's golden eggs - which is a company inspiring and nurturing high school aged children to create projects and understand the learning that can come from that. We discussed the importance of being responsible for a project, succeeding, failing and the importance of entrepreneurship and the encouragement to think differently. I really enjoyed speaking with Nicole and I’m sure you’re going to love listening to her story.

Watch The Video

#7 Guvera's Claes Loberg, Damien King & Rob Snell - Mentor Revolution

May 17, 2016, 3:11 PM

On Monday May 16, 2016 Guvera's Founder Claes Loberg, CTO Damien King and Product Director Rob Snell joined us on the lounge at Bacchus House, Surfers Paradise for a Silicon Beach Gold Coast live Q&A with Mentor Revolution host Chris Hogan. The journey which Guvera have chosen to follow has been one with many twists and turns since the company was first conceived in 2008. Starting a new venture at the same time when Australia felt the brunt of the Global Economic Crisis wasn't easy and Claes explains that raising capital never is and so their product had to evolve. With the music industry also seeing many changes since 2008 the Guvera we knew then has changed significantly and now offers a level of engagement which brands and consumers can truly get excited about. Don't want to watch? Listen to the podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud. Just search for "Mentor Revolution" or click the links on this page.

Watch The Video

#6 Leigh Kelson - Mentor Revolution

Apr 19, 2016, 11:26 AM

Meet Leigh Kelson. Well, if you haven't already, by the end of this podcast you'll want to. Kelson started his first business at the age of 8, founding his first company at age 18. Over the last 30 years he has founded and been involved in over 20 start ups in a diverse range of industries; with particular expertise in web technology and cloud computing. This driven entrepreneur has been on a momentous journey - and calls himself "unemployable" - as long as he's got a brain to conceive new ideas there's definitely no end in sight to his exciting story. It's awe-inspiring to say the least. Join us and Leigh Kelson as we share his story, his interests, pursuits and experience. As he so candidly put it to us, "The biggest risk is not taking the risk". So what are you waiting for?

Watch The Video

Mentor Revolution Podcast 5: Live Q and A with Fixed Price Car Service

Apr 6, 2016, 11:26 AM

Silicon Beach Gold Coast hosted it's 2nd event for 2016 at the eclectic Vintage Velvet in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast on the 21st of March. Amongst a stew of dynamic, successful entrepreneurs and business owners were Eden Shirley and Barry Pryce, CEO and CTO of Fixed Price Car Service. What a powerful interview it turned out to be - the duo are hosts so such an incredibly versatile and dynamic company that has worked so hard to entrench itself in the Automotive industry. Eden and Barry are pioneers and masterminds - that are truely shaping the future of a very promising industry.

Watch The Video

Mentor Revolution Podcast 4 - Danny Maher - Silicon Beach Gold Coast Event

Mar 21, 2016, 11:26 AM

Silicon Beach hosted it's first event for 2016 at the bewitching Vintage Velvet in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Amongst a stew of dynamic, successful entrepreneurs and business owners was Danny Maher, CEO of Opmantek. Maher has spent 25 years in the IT industry, 2 years government, 2 years enterprise/banking, 9 years IT services companies, 12 years software companies. He is in invaluable part of the tech industry of today - and a pioneer in his own right. What a privilege it was to speak with him. We interviewed a handful of likeminded people at the Silicon Beach event, so stay tuned for more!

Watch The Video

Mentor Revolution Podcast 3 - Sharon Hunneybell - Silicon Beach Event

Feb 26, 2016, 11:26 AM

Silicon Beach hosted it's first event for 2016 at the bewitching Vintage Velvet in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Amongst a stew of dynamic, successful entrepreneurs and business owners was Sharon Hunneybell, the Co-founder of Startup Apprentice. Sharon has been an active contributor to the growing tech industry for years, with a passion for technology, innovation and collaboration. As an influential business figure, Sharon's certainly playing her part with a keen interest in promoting and increasing female and youth participation in startups and technology. We interviewed a handful of likeminded people at the Silicon Beach event, so stay tuned for more!

Watch The Video

Mentor Revolution Podcast 2 - Joshua Smith - Silicon Beach Event

Feb 11, 2016, 11:26 AM

Silicon Beach hosted it's first event for 2016 at the bewitching Vintage Velvet in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Amongst a stew of dynamic, successful entrepreneurs and business owners was Joshua Smith, The Founder of iOnline - who we snagged for a moment of his time to indulge in his companies history and future aspirations. As an influential business figure, Josh certainly plays his part in shaping the local industry into the flourishing estate that it is steadily becoming this 2016. We interviewed a handful of likeminded people at the Silicon Beach event, so stay tuned for more!

Watch The Video