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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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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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At BlueChilli we’re big fans of most things politicians like Labor MP Ed Husic are doing to help Australia evolve from a dig-it-up-and-ship-it economy to a knowledge economy. When he quotes an unnamed Silicon Valley venture capitalist predicting the death of Australian venture capital in the next five years, we know he’s doing it to...
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