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Lana
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Today marked day one of the Stockland Accelerator Bootcamp! Selected from over 500 people, just 40 startup ideas were selected for the Bootcamp. During the two week Bootcamp, the 60 founders receive a quick startup education and are guided by BlueChilli experts to validate their problem and test their assumptions. The founders learn from a wide...
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Scale-up founders with Xcelerate team
After screening 50+ applications, we’re excited to announce the three scale-ups that have been selected to pilot with Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) through the BlueChilli Xcelerate program. Xcelerate is one pillar of Coca-Cola Amatil’s corporate venturing platform, Amatil X, which was created in partnership with BlueChilli, so that together, we could identify the best ideas to...
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This week, BlueChilli’s Sydney offices filled with people from the Sydney startup ecosystem eager to learn about product management. We live streamed the event – a ‘fireside chat’ on the best and worst ways to build a product. Watch the video below Watch the Facebook Live for some wide ranging insights from BlueChilli’s Head of...
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How can we help more startups in Australia build better products and grow faster? This is a key question the BlueChilli team asks itself regularly. More startup successes lead to a bigger ecosystem, and the faster we can grow the ecosystem the better for our economy, community and, of course, every single founder. And it...
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On Wednesday the 10th of October, the BlueChilli team in Melbourne held their first event at their new WeWork location! The theme for the night was “What I wish I knew…” and Megan Flamer, Program Director of Xcelerate spoke to seasoned startup founders about their big lessons. On the panel sharing advice and failures: Jess...
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On Thursday the 4th of October, we held a Facebook Live event at the Sydney office with some of our startup experts to answer burning questions about the Stockland Accelerator program. The panel featured: Johanna Pittman, Stockland Accelerator Advisor and former Director of CityConnect Claire Sawyers, Chief Product Officer at BlueChilli Chris Ball, Head of...
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This is a guest post from Elle Pacholoski, founder of Get Outdoors from the Xcelerate cohort. Here Elle shares her experience of the Expo where the Xcelerate cohort shared what they have created in just 12 short weeks – the halfway point of the six month accelerator program.  What is an Expo? The Xcelerate cohort...
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This is a guest post from SheStarts founder, Danielle Owen Whitford, on burnout, stress and what sparked the idea for her startup, Pioneera.  It was time. “I don’t want to do this anymore.” As the reality of that statement set in, a tingling of fear crept up my spine. I knew that once I admitted...
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On the 29th of August, a few thousand humans gathered in Melbourne at the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building for #aah18. Above All Human is a biennial conference created by the legends at Startup Victoria. #aah18 is an innovation and technology conference that aims to drive change and solve big challenges humanity faces today. Startup Victoria...
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This is a guest blog by Genevieve Griffin-George who is currently in the Xcelerate program. Genevieve is the Founder and CEO of PicMi, a two-sided marketplace connecting growers to workers for seasonal horticulture work. Genevieve talks about the transition from corporate to startup and the journey to becoming a CEO. So what is a startup...
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