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Validate your startup idea
If there’s one statistic that aspiring startup founders should ponder – it’s that 42% of failed startups, folded due to lack of ‘market need’. In other words, they weren’t solving a big enough problem. The startup graveyard is littered with marketplaces for pet costume hire, apps to connect drones to the blockchain, and yes, even...
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One of the most fulfilling parts of working as a growth marketer in the startup industry is being able to witness the extreme growth that founders can achieve in short bursts of time and effort. The curiosity that founders are able to apply to testing marketing tactics, messages and offers to various audiences and channels,...
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Startup growth
This is a guest post by Josh DeNutte, CEO and Founder of Spark. Currently in week 9 of the Amatil Xcelerate program, Josh has been discovering that, focusing on the little things can pay bigger dividends in the long run, read about how Spark is scaling by starting small… We did it! We launched our...
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Gary from GlobalWhere, Xcelerate
This is a guest blog by Gary Scott, Founder and CEO of GlobalWhere, a startup in the current Xcelerate cohort. Gary shares how the concept for the business came about, and the many steps taken along the way. GlobalWhere provides a real-time data sharing platform for worker safety information. Following in Dad’s footsteps I grew up...
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Josh DeNutte from Spark, Xcelerate Program
This is a guest blog by Josh DeNutte, Founder and CEO of Spark. Currently in the first month of the Xcelerate program, Josh shares his thoughts on taking the plunge to join BlueChilli instead of going it alone.  How I went from a place of frustration and self-doubt to launching an MVP in a matter...
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BlueChilli Panel
“An entrepreneur is someone who is willing to work 80 hours a week in order to not work 40 hours a week. But how do we manage burnout?” – Megan Flamer, Program Director of Xcelerate at BlueChilli If there’s one certainty of running a startup or new business, it’s that you’ll find yourself staring down...
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corporate boardroom
I’m a firm believer that if you micro-manage or clock watch an employee, you’re setting them up to deliver the bare minimum. I’ve had it done to me. I’ve found myself sitting in front of a disgruntled manager, trying to explain why I was 10 minutes late back from lunch. They were not sympathetic to...
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Have you ever considered why customers are choosing a competitor’s product over yours? I bet you have. I see startups time and time again say “Oh, we just need X feature” or “We just need to spend more on marketing.” But have you ever considered it might be a branding problem? There are over 1.3M...
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writing your blog
This is a blog about about writing a blog. I am going to come straight out with the fact that it took me quite a long time to actually get to writing this. The irony is not lost on me.    I get it. It’s easy to put aside writing content when you have 1...
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Hello Alan, We’ve just wrapped up at [University Incubator] and have fortunately been short-listed into [An Australian accelerator] program. The next and final step is bootcamp this weekend. I notice you’re a mentor in the program so thought I’d just ask if you have any advice going into the bootcamp? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Founder...
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