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leadership
BlueChilli Team getting out and about
At BlueChilli, we have a fun monthly ritual called “Crew Roulette”. It’s as straightforward as the name suggests. Every single BlueChilli team member (Crew), is paired randomly (like Roulette), and encouraged to spend time together by going outside of the building #GOOB. GOOB: A little acronym with huge meaning #GOOBing (verb); to hang out, do...
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For around 18 months, Samara Pepperell has been BlueChilli’s social media guru – while juggling many commitments. In addition to finding the perfect pun or emoji, Samara runs a global company, competes internationally as an athlete, and keeps her 25k+ followers up to date.  These many and varied activities mean Samara has to have a...
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This is a guest blog by Genevieve Griffin-George who is currently in the Xcelerate program. Genevieve is the Founder and CEO of PicMi, a two-sided marketplace connecting growers to workers for seasonal horticulture work. Genevieve talks about the transition from corporate to startup and the journey to becoming a CEO. So what is a startup...
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Mindfulness for Startup Founders BlueChilli
So what is mindfulness? Remember that scene in The Matrix where Neo first manages to dodge the bullets coming at him? Remember how surprised he was when he realised he could actually slow everything down enough to see them coming? Mindfulness is a lot like that. “Mindfulness trains moment-to-moment self-awareness and the ability to optimise...
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BlueChilli Panel
“An entrepreneur is someone who is willing to work 80 hours a week in order to not work 40 hours a week. But how do we manage burnout?” – Megan Flamer, Program Director of Xcelerate at BlueChilli If there’s one certainty of running a startup or new business, it’s that you’ll find yourself staring down...
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corporate boardroom
I’m a firm believer that if you micro-manage or clock watch an employee, you’re setting them up to deliver the bare minimum. I’ve had it done to me. I’ve found myself sitting in front of a disgruntled manager, trying to explain why I was 10 minutes late back from lunch. They were not sympathetic to...
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Our job at BlueChilli is to help entrepreneurs take their ideas, launch their first product and get their first customers — taking them from zero to one. We look at all the common reasons why startups don’t succeed and with training, people and capital we systematically mitigate each of these risks to improve the likelihood...
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I’m at TEDxSydney today with 4,199 other people in the spanking-new ICCC in Sydney. And I’m thinking about how nearly every senior corporate executive I meet tells me they want to meet and learn about innovation from the successful founders of high-growth tech startups. TEDxSydney audiences are fascinating for people-watchers like me – thousands of...
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Toy flamingo in the sand
We’re excited to announce Australian startup culture expert Claudia Barriga-Larriviere has joined us as Head of Culture for our fast-growing community of staff and portfolio companies. “Startups are businesses at their most vulnerable and uncertain stage,” says Claudia. “We all forget that a startup is run by people who are invested in an outcome broader than their...
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Do you want to be your own boss? If you want to ‘Be your own boss’ … .or really be a boss at all … don’t start a startup. Buy a business. Or start an existing business with a known model and defined, pre-prepared customers. People are out there waiting for new restaurants, retail shops,...
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