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ResponSight – Jeff Paine  With a rich history in startups, corporate life and even the creative world, Jeff set out to do the one thing he hadn’t done yet; be a solo founder in an accelerator program. He had been facing the same human-centered tech security challenges for over a decade and when the Disrupt@Scale...
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Do you like things like antibiotics, diagnostic blood tests and at home thermometers? I sure do! It’s easy to take modern medical marvels like these for granted but we shouldn’t.While medicine and health care in the modern day has for (most) people come leaps and bounds in the past few decades, we haven’t come far...
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The second round of the Westpac Innovation Challenge, this time focussing on agribusiness, was a raging success.  We received just over 130 impressive applications from every state in Australia, and the range of ideas was tremendous. Agribusiness itself is very broad and to give you an idea of the types of applications we received, we...
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There’s nothing I hate more than hearing “there’s no Venture Capital in Australia” from the peanut gallery. This type of commentary does nothing to improve the situation – so I decided that at BlueChilli, we would do something about it.  Because we don’t whinge about the status quo – we get down and change it. The “Brain...
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Growing up in Tasmania, I spent a lot of time outdoors in the bush. Snakes are a real threat when you’re outdoors in that environment, yet we didn’t let that deter us. We didn’t because of the saying “They are more afraid of you than you are of them”. (Since then, I’ve seen a rather large...
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Westpac Innovation Challenge
In partnership with Westpac Group we’re excited to announce Josh Rowe and team from the Australian real estate pricing startup realAs are the winners of the inaugural round of the Westpac Innovation Challenge. The Westpac Innovation Challenge launched on 17 September giving Australian start-ups the opportunity to develop new ideas to help the bank’s business customers. realAs has won a...
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It’s been fantastic to see Australia’s big corporates get actively involved in innovation and supporting startups even at the very early stage. Both side of this equation can benefit from closer collaboration: corporations often have the resources to support new ventures – more than just financial resources they can offer existing customers, distribution channels, brand recognition, valuable...
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