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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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Josh DeNutte from Spark, Xcelerate Program
This is a guest blog by Josh DeNutte, Founder and CEO of Spark. Currently in the first month of the Xcelerate program, Josh shares his thoughts on taking the plunge to join BlueChilli instead of going it alone.  How I went from a place of frustration and self-doubt to launching an MVP in a matter...
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Xcelerate founders from BlueChilli
The pitches are done, the judges have deliberated and BlueChilli and Coca-Cola Amatil have announced the 12 lucky startups and their incredible ideas that have been selected into the 6 month accelerator program Xcelerate. For the past two weeks, 40 startups from around Australia and New Zealand have been undergoing a rigorous bootcamp to prove...
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Yesterday, we felt incredibly proud to be standing in front of the inaugural Xcelerate bootcamp cohort of 40 startup founders. Over the next two weeks, these founders from all around Australia and New Zealand will work on their concepts with our product, engineering and Entrepreneur in Residence teams to develop early proof of viability with...
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Ben Graetz launches Grassrootz
As founder and CEO Ben Graetz tells it, the original inspiration for his Grassrootz charity fundraising platform was his young son’s stay in hospital after a major operation, and his decision to support the work of the Starlight Foundation which made his son’s lengthy stay so much more bearable. At BlueChilli we’re hugely proud that Ben...
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Last Monday BlueChilli portfolio company CurrencyVue launched their innovative foreign exchange (FX) risk management platform.  After an extensive process of customer validation, the CurrencyVue team has built a simple, intuitive platform that will make a significant difference to small and medium sized import and export businesses (SME’s). Whilst there has been a terrific amount of energy...
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After being frustrated working in a corporate environment and being unable to book a meeting room, Space Connect founder Matt Pope decided to do something about it. “I have always been passionate about technology and improving the way we work and operate”. Using “Ambient Intelligence” through Bluetooth based iBeacons, SpaceConnect brings together people and office...
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The key driver for Adam Poole, founder of Safety Compass, was a depressing workplace statistic where globally 1 person is killed every 15 seconds.  This equates to over 5,500 people a day or 2.5 million people a year who don’t come home from work.  “It’s a confronting issue and coming from a professional safety background in heavy...
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