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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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It’s been a massive start to the new financial year at BlueChilli! For me, July kicked off with a whirlwind trip to the US, where I had the huge honour of sharing a stage with Barack Obama(!!) in Washington DC for the Select USA Conference on Innovation, putting Australian startups on the global map. Our...
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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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Anyone who has ever run a small business to medium business will tell you that there is no shortage of problems to drown in. You are one of the two little mice in the bucket of cream and every once in a while you wonder if you are going around in circles because you’re churning butter or...
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Our partners in Brisbane, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Queensland (CCIQ) has over 400,000 small business members. Every year they survey these members and ask them what are the inhibitors to their business. This is a real treasure trove of data on what opportunities exist for startups wanting to work with small businesses!...
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Especially now that innovation is on the national agenda, there’s a lot of talk around incubators, accelerators and coworking hubs or spaces. But what is the difference between these? Turns out, there’s a huge amount of difference and it’s important to understand them if you’re thinking of using their services. Depending on your individual requirements,...
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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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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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