Catherine Eibner joins from Microsoft Australia

Leading venture technology firm, Blue Chilli, today announced that Catherine Eibner who previously ran the Microsoft BizSpark program in Australia joins the team in the Lead Startup Advisor Role which marks another successful milestone in the growth of the company.

As Lead Startup Advisor, Catherine’s primary role will be to assist BlueChilli investments in growth, connections, networking, structure and marketing, through the BlueChilli gated growth process.

“Catherine brings a wealth of experience and connections which is integral to our ongoing commitment to growing the Australian startup ecosystem and achieving our own ambitious growth plans.” said Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin, founder of Blue Chilli.

Earlier this year, Blue Chilli was the first Australian company to partner with Microsoft through their BizSpark Plus program. A key aspect of Catherine’s role will be to further develop this strategic and valuable relationship between Microsoft and Blue Chilli.

“I have always been impressed by the entire team at Blue Chilli, their passion and energy for not just creating new businesses, but for empowering entrepreneurs to take their ideas to scalable successful businesses,” said Catherine Eibner, Lead Startup Advisor, BlueChilli. “I am really excited about becoming an integral part of their team.”

Catherine will also add immense value to BlueChilli’s proud ongoing commitment to supporting female startup founders who make up 40% of BlueChilli’s investment portfolio.

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