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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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BlueChilli Team getting out and about
At BlueChilli, we have a fun monthly ritual called “Crew Roulette”. It’s as straightforward as the name suggests. Every single BlueChilli team member (Crew), is paired randomly (like Roulette), and encouraged to spend time together by going outside of the building #GOOB. GOOB: A little acronym with huge meaning #GOOBing (verb); to hang out, do...
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For around 18 months, Samara Pepperell has been BlueChilli’s social media guru – while juggling many commitments. In addition to finding the perfect pun or emoji, Samara runs a global company, competes internationally as an athlete, and keeps her 25k+ followers up to date.  These many and varied activities mean Samara has to have a...
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Amatil Xcelerate Group
This is a guest blog by Natalie Collins, Head of Xcelerate within Coca-Cola Amatil. We asked Nat to share her personal story on the journey of launching a brand new accelerator program and corporate partnership from within the organisation… I’ve spent my career becoming familiar with how the “big end of town” operates. It’s been a rich...
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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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Yesterday, we felt incredibly proud to be standing in front of the inaugural Xcelerate bootcamp cohort of 40 startup founders. Over the next two weeks, these founders from all around Australia and New Zealand will work on their concepts with our product, engineering and Entrepreneur in Residence teams to develop early proof of viability with...
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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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BlueChilli founder and CEO Eckersley-Maslin today announced that the Australian accelerator program now provides a full stack engineering team to each startup at no cost to the startup for all its programs. The new model, trialled in the recent CityConnect program, provides a pod of designers, engineers, product managers and user experience experts to each...
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The 457 visa debate ended abruptly in April last year in 2017 when many HR professionals (myself among them), learned on Facebook that the programme had been abolished in lieu of a more “Australians-first” approach, as proposed by the government. Almost a year later, we are still waiting to hear what the actual implications of...
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SheStarts Facebook, LinkedIn and Google
The formula to startup success … Sorry if you came here for the holy grail. What if I told you that there is no “secret to success”? I used to think success was about having a great idea and putting in a shit-load of hard work, but if that were true, then success = idea...
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