This week we talk to two businesses at opposite ends of the education spectrum. First up is Pete Neill from Code Camp, which runs workshops teaching primary school kids how to make their own iPhone apps. And second is Selena Mazuran, founder of FBI Fashion College teaching the ins and outs of the fashion business.

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Marketplace models can attract big valuations, but still need careful thought before jumping in. David Vitek, co-founder and CEO of Hipages, knows all too well the challenges of being an intermediary and shares insights on how to build value for both your customers and investors.

Adam MacDougall joins Mark to talk about his Manshake businesses (, and how Adam transitioned from playing professional sport at the highest level to running a successful business.

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Mark is joined by special guests Sarah Jane Clarke and Roxy Jacenko to talk about the launch of Uberpitch and Nick takes us through the latest questions sent in from listeners.
To see the latest pitches or to send your own, head to

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Special incubators and incubatees episode – Guests include: Mikey Leung (Digital Storytellers), Francis Vierboom (Propeller), Aaron Brooks (Visual Amplifiers), Olga Oleinikova (Persollo), Michael Kong (HireFlow), David Smith (Knokal), Francisco Serra-Martins (Sonder).

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Head Coach of the Socceroos Ange Postecoglou talks leadership with Mark this week. Nick Bouris takes us through the latest start up businesses to pitch their ideas (Raw Mix & Urban Lifesavers). The taxi industry protests against ride sharing service ‘Uber X’. Two of Australia’s biggest super funds have directed $200M to Venture capital fund Blackbird ventures to invest in Australian technology startups.

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Mark reviews your latest pitches for Eagle’s Nest. Listen to his views about whether working long hours is productive. Mark also reacts to claims we should ignore some feedback.

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Mark launched Eagle’s Nest, his own exciting program to encourage and support start ups and entrepreneurs. The first two guests Ed Cowan of Tripod Coffee and Salome Borg from Boom Payband, met Mark in the studio, pitched their brands and received invaluable advice.

Mark gives you his take on the financial crisis in Greece and whether it will impact Australia. Mark answers more questions about time management and gives his opinion about setting goals.

See Ed’s pitch below for Tripod Coffee:

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An exciting announcement on the show this week for episode 12. Mark is launching Eagle’s Nest, a program to support and encourage entrepreneurs, offering a cash prize and technology packs. Tune in to find out if your video pitch was one of those reviewed. Also Mark’s tips on what to look for in a mentor and one his most influential films.

Here are the top pitches we review this week:

  1. Apolon Ivankovic – Torq software
  2. Salome Borg- Boom Payband
  3. Maria Demasi – Children’s author
  4. Chantal Hryniewski, Magnus Collective

Check out Salome here for an example of a great pitch:

Draft BoomPayBand Invite from Bec Davis TV on Vimeo.

We’ll be getting Salome into the studio soon to pitch to Mark in person so keep an eye on our podcast for updates.

We had so much to get through this week we didn’t manage to get any questions to Mark for the ASK MARK section but please do continue to send it your questions and we’ll get them to him as and when we can.

Send your questions for next week via Twitter – #ASKMARKBOURIS via @MARKBOURIS

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