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BlueChilli HealthTech Accelerator cohort with BlueChillians
Emerging entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia will tackle regional health issues from mental health and chronic disease to the future of genomics in the BlueChilli HealthTech Accelerator. After an intensive talent search across Southeast Asia, 10 emerging entrepreneurs passionate about radically improving regional health outcomes have been selected for the BlueChilli HealthTech Accelerator in Singapore, forming...
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Filipa Araujo is the Program Director for SheStarts. Prior to moving to Sydney, she worked with founders and startups in Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia. She is a strong advocate for entrepreneurship as a development driver and loves to explore the topic. Learn more about Filipa below.  What inspires you about your role as SheStarts...
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Stockland Startups at the Product Showcase
This was written by Program Director of the Stockland Accelerator, Matthew Werner. Matthew is supporting startup founders to build the scalable proptech startups and drive change and innovation across the property industry. Showcasing the #StocklandStartups From leafy microgreens growing in a mini urban pod farm to a giant Sydney map showcasing attendee’s liveability preferences in real-time,...
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Stockland Accelerator founders with BlueChilli team
For two days, the BlueChilli office in Sydney was in a state of excitement, nerves and activity as we hosted the #StocklandStartups for their first immersion session. The immersion was the first time the startups had been back to BlueChilli since being selected for the Accelerator at the end of November of 2018. However, these...
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Xcelerate team
These past six months, I’ve had the privilege of being Program Director of BlueChilli and Coca-Cola Amatil’s Xcelerate program. I moved back from San Francisco to lead this accelerator because I realised I wanted to create the change I wanted to see in the world here at home: to help create jobs and an ecosystem...
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Megan Flamer leading a masterclass on tips for startup pitching
Startups disrupt industries, markets and the traditional way of doing things. They need early adopters to take a leap of faith and try out their products and services. A huge part of building a startup is communicating a founder’s vision and ideas to customers, investors and partners. Which is where the skill and practice of...
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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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On Wednesday the 10th of October, the BlueChilli team in Melbourne held their first event at their new WeWork location! The theme for the night was “What I wish I knew…” and Megan Flamer, Program Director of Xcelerate spoke to seasoned startup founders about their big lessons. On the panel sharing advice and failures: Jess...
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This is a guest post from Elle Pacholoski, founder of Get Outdoors from the Xcelerate cohort. Here Elle shares her experience of the Expo where the Xcelerate cohort shared what they have created in just 12 short weeks – the halfway point of the six month accelerator program.  What is an Expo? The Xcelerate cohort...
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This is a guest post from SheStarts founder, Danielle Owen Whitford, on burnout, stress and what sparked the idea for her startup, Pioneera.  It was time. “I don’t want to do this anymore.” As the reality of that statement set in, a tingling of fear crept up my spine. I knew that once I admitted...
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