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The creator and administrator of Mindz Brainplay - a first for Australia and the first to take neuro-science to the street, the pub or your lounge-room.

An AirBnB Journey into your brain!

Most people think AirBnB only offer accommodation. Not so!

We’ve recently partnered with AirBnB to offer the Mindz Brainplay  experience on the AirBnB platform. The experience, entitled ‘A Journey inside Your Brain’ is one of the most popular AirBnB Experiences in Australia.

While initially for travellers visiting Sydney, the experience is proving most popular with Sydney-siders. 70% of our participants are local.

We provide a beer, wine or soft-drink, snacks and the full experience for a maximum of 5 people at one of the iconic pubs around Surry Hills over a 2-hour session. The AirBnB Experience is ideal for those wanting a taste of neuroscience without the jargon; an experience you can’t get anywhere else in the world.

The experience also suits teachers wanting to see how a session would work in a classroom setting.

Bookings can still be made for private sessions directly through the form below or you can book an AirBnB Experience session by clicking HERE.

Mindz attends corporate & private functions in NSW and Western Australia

Queensland Franchise Available

From 13/5/18, the financials have been revised due to a doubling of projected AirBnB Experience bookings and an incorrect gst calculation on our part.

Mindz Brainplay is seeking an individual, couple or group to run the Mindz Brainplay franchise in Queensland. WA and NSW are already running. We know EEG use in education and the public sphere is new so all training is provided.

Who does it suit?
A Mindz Brainplay franchise suits people with an education or science background – preferably teachers with a strong interest in STEM. Good presentation skills and the desire to inspire is important. Full or part-time is OK. Primary, secondary and specialist teachers are invited to apply.

How much work is involved?
Only ONE franchisee will be licensed in Queensland.
There are two dominant arms to the business:
♦ School incursions (see pages link above)     ♦ AirBnB Experiences
There are several minor arms:
♦ Private sessions   ♦ Teachers’ PD  ♦ Community events
Brisbane based AirBnB Experiences will launch in the 2nd half of 2018.

Mindz Brainplay is the only entity in Australia accredited by the National Education Standards Authority (NESA) to run Teacher’s Professional Development workshops on ‘Using an EEG in the Classroom’. These can also be conducted by the franchisee in Queensland.

Why are we offering this?
The STEM drive is reaching maturity and teachers are looking for new ways to engage students.  STEM is not all about robotics, arduino and statistics. Medical Science  and Health Technology are REAL areas of work and a future career for students.  Our school visits reinforce this and engage students with practical, real-world science.

The brain is a surging area of public interest as the popularity of our AirBnB experiences show.  Booksellers now have categories relating specifically to the brain as the public craves to know what makes them tick.  See HERE. A Mindz franchise in 2018 is timely.

We’ve also purchased all remaining Emotiv Epoc Series 1 headsets as a protection against the concept being copied. This ensures that Mindz Brainplay remains the only concept of it’s type in the world.  Financially, it gives us the chance to recoup some money from the purchase of these headsets, our legals and web fees.

What is the cost?
The franchise fee for Queensland is $15,295 + gst + hardware costs of $1,725 + GST and any legals from your end. The royalty structure is $50 per week. This includes full training at your location and 1 x free session for a school of your choice + one free AirBnB Experience to see how a presentation runs.

What are possible earnings?
The NSW parent franchise is currently operated by a teacher who runs Mindz Brainplay 1 x day per week. This involves:
⇒ average 1 x half day school session per fortnight (4hrs per week – Annual income $14k+)
⇒ average 2 x AirBnB Experiences per week (5hrs per week – Annual income $23k+)

A 1 x person franchise can be operated full time with a possible revenue of $180k+ or part time (one day per week) with a revenue of $36k+.  A 2 x person franchise would generate far more.

Expenses are calculated at 17% of revenue meaning an annual net income of $30k for 1 x day per week or $150k for 5 x days per week.

Interested but would like to know more?
Have a good look through this website to see what Mindz Brainplay is all about. Go to the AirBnB Experiences page for Sydney and read through the 70+ reviews forA Journey Inside Your Mind’. If you are still interested, complete the form below. We’ll contact you and provide you with the full Franchise Overview.

Franchise Inquiry Form

 

Victoria Franchise Available

From 13/5/18, the financials have been revised due to a doubling of projected AirBnB Experience bookings and an incorrect gst calculation on our part.

Mindz Brainplay is seeking an individual, couple or group to run the Mindz Brainplay franchise in Victoria. WA and NSW are already running. We know EEG use in education and the public sphere is new so all training is provided.

Who does it suit?
A Mindz Brainplay franchise suits people with an education or science background – preferably teachers with a strong interest in STEM. Good presentation skills and the desire to inspire is important. Full or part-time is OK. Primary, secondary and specialist teachers are invited to apply.

How much work is involved?
Only ONE franchisee will be licensed in Victoria.
There are two dominant arms to the business:
♦ School incursions (see pages link above)     ♦ AirBnB Experiences
There are several minor arms:
♦ Private sessions   ♦ Teachers’ PD  ♦ Community events
Melbourne based AirBnB Experiences will launch in the 2nd half of 2018.

Mindz Brainplay is the only entity in Australia accredited by the National Education Standards Authority (NESA) to run Teacher’s Professional Development workshops on ‘Using an EEG in the Classroom’. These can also be conducted by the franchisee in Victoria.

Mindz has already been booked to showcase its concept to schools at the Australian Computer Society’s ‘Big Day In’ at Malvern Public School Melbourne on October 18. This is a great chance for the new franchisee to link with STEM  teachers in Melbourne.

Why are we offering this?
The STEM drive is reaching maturity and teachers are looking for new ways to engage students.  STEM is not all about robotics, arduino and statistics. Medical Science  and Health Technology are REAL areas of work and a future career for students.  Our school visits reinforce this and engage students with practical, real-world science.

The brain is a surging area of public interest as the popularity of our AirBnB experiences show.  Booksellers now have categories relating specifically to the brain as the public craves to know what makes them tick.  See HERE. A Mindz franchise in 2018 is timely.

We’ve also purchased all remaining Emotiv Epoc Series 1 headsets as a protection against the concept being copied. This ensures that Mindz Brainplay remains the only concept of it’s type in the world.  Financially, it gives us the chance to recoup some money from the purchase of these headsets, our legals and web fees.

What is the cost?
The franchise fee for Victoria is $16,800 + hardware costs of $1,725 = $18,525 + GST and any legals from your end. The royalty structure is $50 per week. This includes full training at your location and 1 x free session for a school of your choice + 1 x AirBnB session to see how presentations run.

What are possible earnings?
The NSW parent franchise is currently operated by a teacher who runs Mindz Brainplay 1 x day per week. This involves:
⇒ average one or half day school session per fortnight (4hrs per week – Annual income $14k+)
⇒ average 2 x AirBnB Experiences per week (5hrs per week – Annual income $23k+)

A 1 x person franchise can be operated full time with a possible revenue of $180k+ or part time (one day per week) with a revenue of $37k+.  A 2 x person franchise would generate far more.

Expenses are calculated at 17% of revenue meaning an annual net income of $30k for 1 x day per week or $150k for 5 x days per week.

Interested but would like to know more?
Have a good look through this website to see what Mindz Brainplay is all about. Go to the AirBnB Experiences page for Sydney and read through the 60+ reviews forA Journey Inside Your Mind’. If you are still interested, complete the form below. We’ll contact you and provide you with the full Franchise Overview.

Franchise Inquiry Form

 

Fact or Fallacy?

An Investigating Science Research Session

♦ Does listening to heavy metal music really stop relaxation?
♦ Does chocolate really help you feel good and calm down?
♦ Is laughter really the best medicine?

By using our EEG headsets, students investigate whether these beliefs are actually true, partially true or completely false. We provide the headsets, the guidance and the worksheets while students undertake a 90 minute group investigation where all members get to use the equipment and have their brain analyzed.

Groups also look at the variables involved, the validity and the ways the experiments could be improved. They will also individually look at the relevance of their investigation for society and do a short quiz so you can see their level of engagement.

Sessions limits
We can take up to 25 students in a session and as group experimentation is involved, a reasonable space should be set aside so that the activity from groups doesn’t disrupt others.

The cost of the session is $380 – less if booked as part of a full-day incursion. We need 75 minutes prior to the session to set up headsets and laptops. All headsets, headphones, and up to 2 x laptops are supplied.

For the full description of all session outlines including Fact or Fallacy, click HERE
To inquire or make a booking click HERE

New for schools: Drone Control

Yes, that’s right. From steering wheelchairs and cars to turning on lights to dialing mobile phone numbers with your thoughts … and now this!

In NSW from February, every school incursion for years 7-10 + Biology (term 4) will include one or two students per group nominated to fly our special indoor drone.

Now this isn’t easy and it takes ‘Theta’ or ‘Beta’ control that most struggle with. We’ll admit, we’ve crashed it several times.

It must be flown indoors as if not it will end up in New Zealand, yet the drone has a wire cage surround so that students can catch it easily and safely. It’s safe, fun and fairly impossible to break (we hope).

Only one  or two students per group will have a turn and they’ll need to show some skill at mind control during other activities.

 

 

Conferences & Corporate Events

Mindz Brainplay is not purely for schools or universities. Our headsets show how a person thinks under different circumstances and can be used to train the mind to achieve certain states more conducive to work, meditation, play or creativity.

Mindz in the conference or corporate environment is always fun and gives participants insight into how their brain works. While looking at the cutting edge of neuroscience, our corporate sessions also give participants the chance to compete in mind games using only their brain power to control the action against colleagues. Fun for participants and those watching.

EVENT, CONFERENCE OR CORPORATE ORGANISERS, COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW & WE’LL REPLY WITHIN 24 HOURS.

Corporate / private Inquiry Form
Mindz attends corporate & private functions in NSW and Western Australia

Brain Awareness Week 2018

Brain Awareness Week for schools occurs between the 13th and 17th March 2018. It’s the ideal time to focus on brain health and use the Mindz experience to engage and motivate students.

For Brain Awareness Week  we’ll be adding an extra 5 minute section on binge drinking and its impact on the brain. We’ll still be looking at the way neurons communicate and using our EEGs to look inside the brain of students.

To inquire about a visit to your school, fill out the form below and we’ll respond within 24 hours.

Mindz provides school incursions in NSW and Western Australia
These are the year groups that we would be presenting and giving the experience to. In NSW, year groups are often called 'stages' while in WA the year name is used.
This is the type of visit you'd want from us. We can do anything from a single session ($305) to a full day where we can present up to five sessions ($790). An extra 'Mind Control' session where students just use our equipment following a presentation is counted as one session.
In 2017, some teachers paid for our visit themselves due to their love of science. We offer a 10% discount to teachers who pay out of their own pocket. You can pay by credit card or direct deposit and we supply a tax invoice.

 

Mindz Brainplay WA begins February 1

What started as a small idea and a working project in NSW has transformed into a National education initiative with Mindz now operating in both NSW and WA.

Everything you see on this site is (or will be) available in WA, from school incursions to pub neuroscience to corporate events.

Ben Currell, the leader of the Mindz WA team is the also the current chair of the ‘Game Changer’ School STEM Awards in WA. He holds a Bachelor of Science Majoring in Nanotechnology and post graduate qualifications in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

For schools …
WA Mindz school incursions will begin on February 1st 2018 with bookings open now. Complete the form below to make an inquiry or tentative booking for your school.