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Australia has experienced three broad waves of entrepreneurial development in the past, but it is the third wave, which is only just starting off, which has the biggest potential for the development of rural and regional Australia. The first wave of Australian entrepreneurialism,  centred on agricultural and resources wave essentially created what we know as rural...
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BlueChilli portfolio startup TokenOne has been announced as one of 12 cloud services providers added to the Australian Federal Government’s Cloud Services Procurement Panel. At BlueChilli we’re excited to see this recognition of TokenOne’s expertise in providing key cyber security technology, which is of critical importance to securing vital online government services. With more government departments servicing customers...
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About three years ago a group of people from the startup ecosystem met with then shadow minster Malcom Turnbull. After the meeting, I blogged about the five things government could do to help Australian startups which were presented and discussed in the 90 minute meeting. Let’s see how we’ve gone. Make it easier to give...
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The federal government has just announced $1bn of initiatives to support an innovation culture in Australia and to drive ideas – under the hashtag #ideasboom.  Over 20 ideas designed to support entrepreneurship, ideas, investments and startups have been released.  Here are my thoughts on the good, the bad and the ugly. Firstly however, it’s important...
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What more can we do to support the growth of Australia’s future innovation industries? Assistant Minister for Innovation Hon Wyatt Roy MP today announced the launch of Policy Hack, a new initiative in industry policy design to take place on Saturday 17 October in Sydney. “The Federal Government is committed to making innovation a centrepiece...
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Sydney and Melbourne both dropped places in the just released Global Startup Ecosystem Report by Startup Compass. Who cares how Australia ranks in a global study of tech startup ecosystems? You should. It’s an indicator Australia may be failing to transition our economy from primary industry to information and technology. We’re making progress, and viewed...
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It’s a question we hear more often from politicians across the spectrum when they visit BlueChilli. It’s great that they’ve started to ask, but it’s not that we’re at risk of falling behind — we would say that we’ve already fallen behind and we now need to decide whether to catch up. The tech startup economy is...
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Last night’s Federal Budget has generally been received as an “election-preparation budget” rather than another attempt at significant structural change. We don’t disagree. We’ve gone through the budget papers and initial expert analysis and here’s our perspective on how the changes announced will influence the tech startup industry in Australia. Who are you calling “Small Business”? Although...
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This morning I attended the Productivity Commission’s Roundtable on new business models and the digital economy. I left the session with a spring in my step, having been encouraged by the range of ideas and constructive discussion – and one or two new ‘business crushes’ to add to my list after watching some articulate, informed...
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