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Therapair – Danielle McFarland & Sheree Evans Coming from a strong client engagement and startup experience background these two ladies are nothing short of impressive. They found themselves coming up against a variety of challenges on their mission to change how customers and wellness practitioners connect. Applying for the BlueChilli 156 accelerator program was one...
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Last month, our team at BlueChilli won a “Merit Award” for innovation, recognising our work supporting startups across Australia. As we stood smiling for the cameras, certificate in hand, it dawned on me – “I thought merit was only for men!?!” At least that’s what our politicians keep telling us. On ABC’s Q&A last week,...
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After two weeks of an intense bootcamp, endless pitch rehearsing and an unspecified number of coffees, on Tuesday the #HelloHealthTech Pitch Event was finally there! Of all the challenges a startup can anticipate to overcome, fog is not something they usually put on the list. One team barely making it into Sydney due to delayed and...
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The job of a CEO is pretty simple in theory. Your job is to find and motivate your team, to find and motivate your customers and to find and motivate your investors – the order of which you do these defines you as a CEO. BlueChilli is Australia’s leading innovation centre yet despite our best...
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agritech in the field
When we chose to focus on agribusiness for this round of the Westpac Innovation Challenge, I admit I was a touch nervous. We’ve been sticking seeds in the dirt and collecting animals in our communities for centuries without deviating too far from the original methods. Sure, the opportunity for innovation in agribusiness is huge —...
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On Thursday 12 February we had a party to launch our new Sydney headquarters at 125 York Street. Founder and CEO Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin welcomed the Sydney startup community, our portfolio of startups, our investors, industry partners and of course, the BlueChilli team. Seb outlined BlueChilli’s progress so far, with 46 startups built towards our goal of 100 by 2016...
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Westpac Innovation Challenge
September started with a bang for BlueChilli following news that the Myer family and tech entrepreneur Simon Hackett have invested $5 million to fund BlueChilli’s international expansion. The news featured in a number of media outlets including BRW and the Australian Financial Review.   We also teamed up with Westpac in the Westpac Innovation Challenge,...
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Led by Australian business icon The Myer Family Investments Pty Ltd and Internode founder Simon Hackett Capital to be applied to growth in booming Australian tech startup market Sydney, 2 September 2014 — Australian technology startup BlueChilli Group today announced it had closed an AUD5 million round of investment to speed the growth of providing...
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Today I’m really excited to be able to announce a $5m investment in to BlueChilli from key investors, Myer Family Investments and Internode founder, Simon Hackett.  Simon Hackett is a great friend to BlueChilli and sits on our Investment Committee for our Venture Capital fund.  And being aligned with one of Australia’s largest and most respected...
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