For corporates

Case Studies

Behind the scenes of our corporate programs.

Changing the face of startups

SheStarts has been recognised as a leading example of international best practice in inclusive entrepreneurship, with SheStarts Director Nicola Hazell invited to present the SheStarts model of design for diversity at the OECD Forum in Paris this year, which was focused on bridging divides through actionable solutions for addressing economic and social inequalities.

In October 2016, BlueChilli launched a national talent search for ambitious female entrepreneurs with big ideas for high-impact tech companies - reaching more than 100,000 entrepreneurs across Australia.

From more than 800 applicants, and following a rapid validation bootcamp and pitch event for the top 20, 10 female-led startups were selected to receive $100k in pre-seed funding and placement in the world-class SheStarts accelerator - to build and grow their companies and launch innovative new products or services to the world.

814
ideas crowd sourced
20
finalists
10
startups
100k
engagement
"It’s really fantastic what they’ve been able to do."
Steven Spangher, Head of Business Management & Strategic Engagement, ANZ

Pernod-Ricard WineExplorer

Brancott Estate was built on a pioneering spirit since planting Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough 40 years ago. Hence, the Winexplorer competition called on entrepreneurs, inventors and wine enthusiasts to submit ideas that would transform the way people choose and enjoy wine.  Startups were selected for the bootcamp which had the ability to disrupt the agriculture industry, from farm to distribution to customer enjoyment.

16K
campaign engagements
104
ideas sourced
25
founders shortlisted
5
startups incubated
"Winexplorer was a great success, and we couldn’t imagine a more creative way for engaging our customers"
DAN FLECKER, NATIONAL BRAND MANAGER, PERNOD-RICARD

Westpac Future of Work

This Disrupt@Scale program awarded $75,000 equity investment and 6 months incubation at BlueChilli to five startups selected from 146 applicants. The theme of the program was the result of strategic consultation with Westpac executives to determine where the best opportunities were to be found at the intersection of problem space, technology, innovation and investment.

$16M
Value generated
400
Staff engaged
146
ideas crowd sourced
5
startups incubated
"Amazing outcome. BlueChilli’s structure, guidance, support and knowhow to run this program was incredible"
Ian Hill, group Head of Innovation strategy, Westpac

Westpac AgriTech

From Mining Boom to Dining Boom, the AgriTech innovation challenge was to find a technology startup designed to make the agriculture sector grow. 

The AgriTech innovation challenge was designed to engage Westpac employees with the entrepreneurial community and was deemed a large success by Westpac with a high internal ROI.

146
Ideas crowd sourced
25
Shortlisted startups
5
startups selected
150
staff engaged
"“This has shown us revolutionary ways in which we can use new and innovative solutions to help our agribusiness”"
Stephen Hannan, National Manager Agribusiness, Westpac

What our partners say

Stephen Hannan
National Manager Agribusiness Westpac

“This has shown us revolutionary ways in which we can use new and innovative solutions to help our agribusiness”

Bernadette Murdoch
Communications Director, GSK

"The greatest benefit has been the opportunity to learn from the entrepreneurs and the BlueChilli team about innovation and 'intrapreneurship'."

Natalie Feehan
Executive GM Group Marketing myob

“She starts has been executed at a level far beyond my (and our) expectations at myob and as partners, we couldn’t be happier to be involved”

Teifi Whatley
Executive GM Customer & Technology SunSuper

“The secret ingredient is collaboration. It is this melting pot of advice, testing and communicating that ensured the founders were ready to present their prototypes in just months”

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