Mark Phillips

International Business Mentor

Business in Bare Feet

Serial Entrepreneur and International Business Mentor, Mark is an Australian Entrepreneur, Investor and Business Mentor who has launched five international start-up companies. Mark is a firm believer that innovation is the key success factor for high growth businesses.

Mark’s diverse career began as a Chartered Accountant and has included success as an international gymnast, tech-consultant, salesperson and business manager with KPMG, Apple and Microsoft as well as an entrepreneur in his own start-up companies.

Based in regional Queensland, Mark is a Director of junior gold miner Solomon Islands Gold and technology business accelerator Split Spaces.

Mark sits on various innovation and economic development panels and regularly provides innovation briefings to a range of federal, state and local governments throughout Australia and the world. He spends considerable time assisting philanthropic causes accelerating the development of entrepreneurs and innovative businesses including NGOs in Africa, Pacific Islands and Asia. Known for his business creativity, hand-on approach, global network and relaxed style.


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