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Validate your startup idea
If there’s one statistic that aspiring startup founders should ponder – it’s that 42% of failed startups, folded due to lack of ‘market need’. In other words, they weren’t solving a big enough problem. The startup graveyard is littered with marketplaces for pet costume hire, apps to connect drones to the blockchain, and yes, even...
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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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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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Presentation skills for startup founders - Think Texas
Pete Lead is BlueChilli’s Accelerator Manager who ensures our founders are fully prepared to flourish after their accelerator program has finished. Pete has more than 20 years experience delivering training on improvised comedy, theatre, presentation and communication skills, and business leadership. He has performed comedy shows in Australia, USA and Canada. Public speaking and presenting...
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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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corporate boardroom
I’m a firm believer that if you micro-manage or clock watch an employee, you’re setting them up to deliver the bare minimum. I’ve had it done to me. I’ve found myself sitting in front of a disgruntled manager, trying to explain why I was 10 minutes late back from lunch. They were not sympathetic to...
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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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Every year we field many requests for input into reports and strategy white papers from consulting firms.  We’re generally happy to help, as our contribution to these reports provides valuable input to policy decision makers, which ultimately can benefit our business. In light of the recent articles on how startups should interact with a corporate, I’d like to...
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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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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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