Mark Brand

Exclusive mentor sessions with Canada’s leading social entrepreneur

Renowned North American social entrepreneur and CEO, Mark Brand will be bringing his wealth of experience and knowledge of leading social enterprises to the Regional Landing Pad at the Sydney Startup Hub.

As part of the City of Sydney’s Visiting Entrepreneur Program, Brand will be available for 8 exclusive 20 min mentoring sessions for entrepreneurs at the Sydney Startup Hub on Friday 26 October 2018.

About Mark

Based in Vancouver, Mark Brand is a social entrepreneur, restauranteur and anti-poverty activist who has turned his passion and expertise to addressing some of society’s biggest issues. Through several innovative social enterprise projects under MB Inc. his ventures both service and employ Downtown Eastside community members facing traditional employment barriers and issues of food security.

His programs include the famed Save on Meats diner and butcher project; The Token Program, a closed currency cashless system that allows people to donate food and supplies; and Positive Access Link, a platform that allows people working and living in disadvantaged communities to record needs in real time.

In addition to managing 5 companies under MB Inc. Brand is a THNK and Stanford fellow, Professor of Innovation at the University of Southern California, Lab Director for the HATCH network, and Executive Chef for Pope Francis’s Laudato Si Challenge.

1:1 Mentor sessions

If you are an entrepreneur and interested in meeting with Mark for a 20 minute mentoring session you can email to apply. In your email explain in 25 words or less how meeting with Mark would be valuable to your business.

When: Friday 26 October (between 1.30 – 5pm, time to be confirmed on acceptance)

Where: Level 1, Sydney Startup Hub (room to be confirmed on acceptance)

Places are strictly limited, email to apply now.

City of Sydney Visiting Entrepreneur Program

Find out more about events with Mark Brand during the October/November Visiting entrepreneur program in the Sydney and Wagga Wagga, for detail visit

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