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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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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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$230 billion. That’s the annual value of the agribusiness industry in Australia. Did you know that it’s actually bigger than the mining industry? So wouldn’t it surprise you then that we don’t hear much about startups applying new technologies in this sector? Is it because entrepreneurs don’t want to get their hands dirty (pun intended) or could...
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So there goes another year. Many of us look back with mixed feelings – we did some fun things, we did some dumb things, we did some great things. About half of us worked in a job that didn’t quite rock our boats. We wished we were a little braver, followed our hearts a little...
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On Thursday 12 February we had a party to launch our new Sydney headquarters at 125 York Street. Founder and CEO Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin welcomed the Sydney startup community, our portfolio of startups, our investors, industry partners and of course, the BlueChilli team. Seb outlined BlueChilli’s progress so far, with 46 startups built towards our goal of 100 by 2016...
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So there goes another year. Many of us look back with mixed feelings – we did some fun things, we did some dumb things, we did some great things. About half of us worked in a job that didn’t quite rock our boats. We wished we were a little braver, followed our hearts a little...
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