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Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin
We are excited to partner with Rio Tinto and AWS to help deliver a groundbreaking new scale-up accelerator focused on helping later-stage startups passionate about preparing young Australians for the future of work. This is an area we’ve been passionate about the past few years, and we are truly delighted that we can make a contribution through...
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BlueChilli was founded eight years ago with a mission to help entrepreneurs anywhere build impactful and scalable startups that solve the world’s biggest challenges. During this time, we’ve built more than 140 startups, helped our founders raise over $160M and create 1,000 jobs, and delivered innovation programs to some of APAC’s leading corporations and global...
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Today we helped Coca-Cola Amatil launch Amatil Academy in Indonesia, the third component of our three pillar approach to corporate innovation and startup development, and the third country of operations for BlueChilli. This program further deepens our engagement with Amatil and expands our reach from Australia and New Zealand to Indonesia. We’re on track to...
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BlueChilli Office with name tags
Phew! We’ve made it to the end of the year. And what a year it has been! I’m humbled to have been able to work with incredible team members, entrepreneurs and corporate partners to help bring their ideas to life. I really do see BlueChilli as helping build new entrepreneurial ecosystems by partnering with domain...
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This is a blog post from CEO, Seb, who’s enjoying opportunities to use hardware with BlueChilli tech startups. Read more about the synergy between hardware and tech startups below.  A love for hardware I’ve been a fan of electronics since I was a kid. When I was much younger, I used to go to the...
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We’re excited to announce a new accelerator program for BlueChilli, in partnership with Stockland. Australians have a very close relationship to property – probably far more than any other culture. Which is why the Stockland Accelerator is such an exciting opportunity. In this accelerator, we’re looking for startup ideas which can make our relationship with...
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A BlueChilli
The first ever BlueChilli logo was awful. It turns out it’s really hard to draw a chilli in a way that doesn’t look like a kid’s crude doodle, or a crude old man’s doodle. However, the logo we have now was born from necessity, not from spending thousands with a design agency. Humble beginnings In...
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“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C Clarke In our BlueChilli accelerator programs, we work with idea-stage and early-stage founders to build their first tech-based MVP – a minimum viable product. Step-by-step, we test their assumptions about their chosen problem and we build a solution, sometimes in a completely different way or...
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BlueChilli CEO Seb speaking at CityConnect event
BlueChilli was started in late 2011 on the founding principle of helping entrepreneurs start and launch a tech-company. On the eve of launching our latest program, Xcelerate, I was reflecting with our partners at Coca-Cola Amatil on the reason “why” we were all bought together in this moment. The Origins of BlueChilli My “reason why”...
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Today, I’m really excited to be announcing a global partnership to accelerate startups with one of the most iconic brands – Coca-Cola Amatil – and simultaneously launch our operations in New Zealand. Coca-Cola Amatil is an organisation that reaches every Australian and New Zealander. Across these countries there are a million people with a million...
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