There’s alway plenty of action at BlueChilli and this month was a cracker!

It kicked off with one of BlueChilli’s startups, Moneysoft, announcing it had raised a total of $1.5M for its expansion and growth in the financial management sector. It was covered by a host of media, including BRW.

BRW story on Moneysoft raising $500k

 

During the month we also hosted a visit and presentation from futurist Rambotia Jones and a great educational talk on starting up in the US from lawyer Richard Horton.

Inside/Out with Richard Horton

Inside/Out with Richard Horton

 

Chris Ball, founder of BlueChilli startup Adventure Honey, is riding 2,000kms on less than $3 a day from Aug 26 – Sep 13 from Seattle to SanFran! He’s be presenting to likes of Microsoft and AirBnB on how poverty can be eliminated by enabling local Changemakers in developing countries. Get behind the cause and follow him at www.seattle2sanfran.com.

Chris Ball presenting at HubSea in Seattle

Chris Ball presenting at HubSea in Seattle

 

BlueChilli CEO Seb was also a panelist on Australia’s first dedicated television show for startups, That Startup Show. Check out his thoughts on the blog and catch the program on YouTube.

That Startup Show startup pitches live in Melbourne

That Startup Show startup pitches live in Melbourne

 

And for a bit of glamour, BlueChilli startup Starpower was on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards! Starpower ran a charity “cash grab” booth, with the celebs donating the grabbed bucks to their nominated charity. Check Orange is the new Black’s Madeline Brewer in action!

Madeline Brewer 2 (OITNB)

Madeleine Brewer, one of the stars of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ takes on the StarPower Grab for Charity at the Emmys

 

Before the end of the month we’re also hosting a delegation of business school students from South Korea’s Chang-Won National University, in Australia to learn about our startup industry. This year we’ve hosted student delegations from Stanford’s MBA program and offered mentoring to University of NSW Engineering students working on lean startup projects.

As a reward for reading to the end of this month’s news, here’s the hilarious Rambotia Jones in a recent interview with Bronwen Clune of StartupSmart: