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Like all good startups we’ve had to learn by doing along the way. One of things we’ve managed to figure out is how to validate the heck out of any* startup idea before you start building anything. It’s crazy how many well-meaning, excited founders mistake activity for progress. The last thing you want is to be...
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  Writally- Cas McCullough Cas McCullough, founder and CEO of Writally, is on a mission to make terrible business blogs a thing of the past! While ‘publish or perish’ used to only apply to professional authors and academics, in the current digital market landscape it now applies to almost everyone. As a successful, published author with...
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Therapair – Danielle McFarland & Sheree Evans Coming from a strong client engagement and startup experience background these two ladies are nothing short of impressive. They found themselves coming up against a variety of challenges on their mission to change how customers and wellness practitioners connect. Applying for the BlueChilli 156 accelerator program was one...
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You might think you understand that the startup world is different than the ordinary world, but there’s some parts you can learn and others you just have to experience. This time we’ll be talking about the ‘Belly of the Whale’ moment of this journey. That’s the first time you realise you’re really doing this and...
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Do you like things like antibiotics, diagnostic blood tests and at home thermometers? I sure do! It’s easy to take modern medical marvels like these for granted but we shouldn’t.While medicine and health care in the modern day has for (most) people come leaps and bounds in the past few decades, we haven’t come far...
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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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Today we announced the SheStarts program – a startup program designed to fund 10 ambitious female entrepreneurs who are launching technology startups in 2016. But let’s start the day where it begins: champagne breakfast! This morning we had the pleasure of hosting 150 women entrepreneurs from Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine for a champagne breakfast to celebrate International...
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  It’s become common vernacular that millenials value experiences more than possessions. Surveys have reported that over 70% of Gen Y and Millennials plan to increase their spending on experiences, stating that their experiences make them feel more connected to their communities, other people, and the world.   Last week we were lucky to interview a new...
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Alan teaching at Collaborate CCIQ
BlueChilli has partnered with the CCIQ, Microsoft and Suncorp to assist small businesses with innovation as part of our Disrupt@Scale model, under the banner collaborate.cciq.com.au. Together we’ll invest up to $100,000 in up to 10 startups selected from a group of Queensland applicants who can demonstrate how they solve problems for small businesses. The successful startups will be...
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Our partners in Brisbane, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Queensland (CCIQ) has over 400,000 small business members. Every year they survey these members and ask them what are the inhibitors to their business. This is a real treasure trove of data on what opportunities exist for startups wanting to work with small businesses!...
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