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On Thursday the 4th of October, we held a Facebook Live event at the Sydney office with some of our startup experts to answer burning questions about the Stockland Accelerator program. The panel featured: Johanna Pittman, Stockland Accelerator Advisor and former Director of CityConnect Claire Sawyers, Chief Product Officer at BlueChilli Chris Ball, Head of...
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This is a guest post from Elle Pacholoski, founder of Get Outdoors from the Xcelerate cohort. Here Elle shares her experience of the Expo where the Xcelerate cohort shared what they have created in just 12 short weeks – the halfway point of the six month accelerator program.  What is an Expo? The Xcelerate cohort...
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This is a blog post from CEO, Seb, who’s enjoying opportunities to use hardware with BlueChilli tech startups. Read more about the synergy between hardware and tech startups below.  A love for hardware I’ve been a fan of electronics since I was a kid. When I was much younger, I used to go to the...
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This is a guest post from SheStarts founder, Danielle Owen Whitford, on burnout, stress and what sparked the idea for her startup, Pioneera.  It was time. “I don’t want to do this anymore.” As the reality of that statement set in, a tingling of fear crept up my spine. I knew that once I admitted...
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Startup growth
This is a guest post by Josh DeNutte, CEO and Founder of Spark. Currently in week 9 of the Amatil Xcelerate program, Josh has been discovering that, focusing on the little things can pay bigger dividends in the long run, read about how Spark is scaling by starting small… We did it! We launched our...
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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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Amatil Xcelerate Scaleup Program
What’s the difference? BlueChilli is offering a new type of program: a scale-up accelerator. So what’s the difference between that and our award-winning startup accelerator? Thinking about it from the partner’s side. Corporations are putting their name to a startup accelerator and a scale-up accelerator. There are three important motives for corporate partners: to improve...
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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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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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“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C Clarke In our BlueChilli accelerator programs, we work with idea-stage and early-stage founders to build their first tech-based MVP – a minimum viable product. Step-by-step, we test their assumptions about their chosen problem and we build a solution, sometimes in a completely different way or...
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