Advisors for Startups – How to attract and manage them

Come and discover what founders need to know about attracting and managing advisors at EVFMU | 29th October 2020 | 5.45-7.00pm

Advisors for Startups – How to attract and manage them

When: 29th October 2020 | 05.45pm – 7.00pm

Where: Online via

RSVP by 28th October 2020 | Register Here

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Event Overview

The best Founders of Startups (scaling innovation businesses) know they don’t know it all. They rely on the expertise of the people around them, their co-founders, their teams and the advisors they learn from to accelerate their company and succeed.

The best Startups are led by Founders who are relentless in their search for improvement – in themselves and in their companies.

The trouble Founders face when looking for the right advisors is being able to find them right when need them. There’s the hassle knowing what to offer and what contracts need to be signed. Add to that, that taking advice from the wrong advisors can cause delays and it’s no wonder many Startups don’t accelerate faster.

Eastern Innovation (EI) is on a mission to find the right advisors to actively impact the Startups they work with. With the help of Ausindustry’s Incubator Support Grant, the team at EI have been building a GAP – the Global Advisory Program.

The Program

  • Assesses startups to find their gaps,
  • Finds amazing Advisors from all over the world to provide advice that fills those gaps
  • Chairs and manages regular Advisory Board meetings, and
  • Coaches and mentors the Founders and the Advisors to achieve the best results for the Company.

Not all Startup companies are ready for a managed Advisory Board, so the team have created a list of things they can do to get ready to execute their own Advisory Board.

At October’s EVFMU Mark Sims will be presenting this list to you.

Mark is one of the team of four who have built GAP for Eastern Innovation. Mark is based in Hong Kong and has a mission to help businesses ‘do better’ through innovation and technology. He created Asia’s first residential growth oriented corporate accelerator program for startups. Marks extensive and international positioning brings some of the world’s best advisors to GAP.


5:45pm – Login and Catch Up

6.00pm – Welcome & Introduction

6.05pm – Special Presentation: Mark Sims | Advisor in Residence | Eastern Innovation

6.40pm – Q&A with Mark Sims

6:50pm – Wrap up

7.00pm – Close

About Your Presenter

Mark’s career highlights to date include driving significant value creation through business and technology innovation as Executive VP at Stan Group, with key projects including the development and deployment of a ‘buy a brick’ real estate tokenisation platform an employee loyalty platform underpinning engagement of top talent while driving business development, and the creation of Asia’s first residential growth orientated Corporate Accelerator program for startups.

Mark’s extensive and international positioning brings some of the world’s best advisors to the Advisory Board Program.



Eastern Vic Founders Meet Up brings together aspiring and experienced innovative entrepreneurs to meet, network and collaborate to build successful new startups and support the local startup ecosystem.

Eastern Innovation will host numerous free events throughout the year where you can learn the best practices of starting a company from people who have been there and done that. You’ll have the opportunity to meet local founders and investors, exchange ideas with experts, get feedback on your idea, build a collaborative network and much more.

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