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BlueChilli CEO Seb speaking at CityConnect event
BlueChilli was started in late 2011 on the founding principle of helping entrepreneurs start and launch a tech-company. On the eve of launching our latest program, Xcelerate, I was reflecting with our partners at Coca-Cola Amatil on the reason “why” we were all bought together in this moment. The Origins of BlueChilli My “reason why”...
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SINGAPORE. 13th March 2018 – Australia’s largest tech accelerator BlueChilli today announced a three year partnership with Singapore-based data-driven venture firm Hatcher+ to co-invest and build 240 global startups. The partnership was made after Hatcher+ completed an extensive, year-long due diligence of BlueChilli’s accelerator program. “We seek to partner with the best accelerators around the...
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How BlueChilli has evolved over six years to where it is today. BlueChilli works with entrepreneurs by building the technology to launch their business and invests cash to help them along the way, for a fixed equity position of 15%.  But it wasn’t always this way. The startup ecosystem preaches the virtues of failing fast...
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Audience at BlueChilli startup event
2017 is the year BlueChilli “grew up”. After working with government agencies on developing policy for Ideas Boom, partnering with some of Australia’s largest and best corporates we needed to put aside our cherished scrappyness and evolve into the thought leaders and experts we had become. But we did this despite keeping our t-shirts, electric...
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WHY PAUSEFEST? Since “Pause” was a twinkle in the eye of its current self, starting 6 years ago, it has had the unwavering goal of connecting creative, tech and business change makers. It is a festival of innovation, networking and empowerment. Pause helps folks to stay on the pulse of the latest technology and connect...
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writing your blog
This is a blog about about writing a blog. I am going to come straight out with the fact that it took me quite a long time to actually get to writing this. The irony is not lost on me.    I get it. It’s easy to put aside writing content when you have 1...
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One of the more interesting parts of my job is I get to meet with a lot of people. Potential investors, suppliers, angels, institutional investors, corporate parters etc.  And a question I get all the time is “what is my favourite startup” in our portfolio.  Of course, I love all my children equally, but I usually...
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A little while ago, one of the senior leaders proclaimed about BlueChilli: “We are not a family.” and quickly followed, “Families are dysfunctional.  We are an elite sports team. Sports teams know how to win.”  This  analogy of a winning sports team landed quite well with me as it works quite well to drive a high...
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So I pretty wear much t-shirts every day, usually it’s the black BlueChilli t-shirt, a cool graphic from Glennz or Threadless – or a branded t-shirt from one of our startups.  I’ve probably got over 200 t-shirts at home, and Alan, after his last blog post on startup tshirts, challenged me to wear only startup...
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On International Women’s Day this year, the team at BlueChilli held a little breakfast with our friends from LMBDW, and announced a simple plan to launch a new accelerator program just for women. The champagne glasses clinked, the emails started flying and the corresponding blog by our GM Innovation Colette Grgic seemed to light a...
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