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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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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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A little while ago Aniel Bhaga from Nova invited me to speak on some of the issues around building a rich culture in a startup team, and about translating startup culture into corporate organisations. Q: Leading in this digital age you can face a wide variety of obstacles… Everyone has different adoption levels of technology, new fresh...
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I’m at TEDxSydney today with 4,199 other people in the spanking-new ICCC in Sydney. And I’m thinking about how nearly every senior corporate executive I meet tells me they want to meet and learn about innovation from the successful founders of high-growth tech startups. TEDxSydney audiences are fascinating for people-watchers like me – thousands of...
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Today we launched Australia’s first open innovation program to identify and solve urban challenges at the Myriad Festival in Brisbane. The CityConnect program brings together leading corporates, governments, investors and universities to collaborate with startups on a 15 month program to find and fund entrepreneurs with smart cities solutions.   “Our cities are changing dramatically – we...
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As any startup founder will tell you, it’s a great feeling when you get clear evidence of a validated solution from a customer. Everybody at BlueChilli has that feeling this week, as we see some great customer validation of HelloHealthTech, a BlueChilli & Westpac Innovation Challenge focusing on discovering, evaluating and empowering Australia’s best early-stage healthtech startups. Our Innovation Challenge...
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Every year we field many requests for input into reports and strategy white papers from consulting firms.  We’re generally happy to help, as our contribution to these reports provides valuable input to policy decision makers, which ultimately can benefit our business. In light of the recent articles on how startups should interact with a corporate, I’d like to...
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On International Women’s Day this year, the team at BlueChilli held a little breakfast with our friends from LMBDW, and announced a simple plan to launch a new accelerator program just for women. The champagne glasses clinked, the emails started flying and the corresponding blog by our GM Innovation Colette Grgic seemed to light a...
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We’re delighted to announce that leading marketing services firm IPG Mediabrands has chosen BlueChilli as a partner in offering its employees first-hand experience in startup innovation. Believed to be a first for the Australian media industry on such a large scale, the new partnership offers Mediabrands’ 500-plus people an opportunity to engage directly with the leading edge of tech startup...
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