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We’re excited to announce a new accelerator program for BlueChilli, in partnership with Stockland. Australians have a very close relationship to property – probably far more than any other culture. Which is why the Stockland Accelerator is such an exciting opportunity. In this accelerator, we’re looking for startup ideas which can make our relationship with...
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On the 29th of August, a few thousand humans gathered in Melbourne at the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building for #aah18. Above All Human is a biennial conference created by the legends at Startup Victoria. #aah18 is an innovation and technology conference that aims to drive change and solve big challenges humanity faces today. Startup Victoria...
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Triiyo Empowering parents
This is a guest blog by Rebecca Grainger, CEO and founder of Triiyo, a customised platform that transforms the parental leave experience for employees through enhanced communication, engagement and connectivity. Currently 11 weeks into the Xcelerate program, Rebecca has uncovered a lot of truths about being a woman in her 40’s, a mum and a...
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One of the most fulfilling parts of working as a growth marketer in the startup industry is being able to witness the extreme growth that founders can achieve in short bursts of time and effort. The curiosity that founders are able to apply to testing marketing tactics, messages and offers to various audiences and channels,...
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Gary from GlobalWhere, Xcelerate
This is a guest blog by Gary Scott, Founder and CEO of GlobalWhere, a startup in the current Xcelerate cohort. Gary shares how the concept for the business came about, and the many steps taken along the way. GlobalWhere provides a real-time data sharing platform for worker safety information. Following in Dad’s footsteps I grew up...
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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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In 2015 the New York Times published a process that allowed strangers to find their soulmate in 90 minutes. The article, “To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This”, explained the hypothesis of the original psychological study: that asking and answering 36 probing questions with someone could accelerate the feeling of intimacy. The final activity,...
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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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I remember when I did my first big pitch for DonateNZ, a charitable marketplace where people donated goods & services to community organisations. I’d decided to hold our launch event at my primary school. National celebrities were invited, press releases deployed, a big radio star was the MC. I sat there with my smiley t-shirt...
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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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