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westpac innovation challenge
As any startup founder will tell you, it’s a great feeling when you get clear evidence of a validated solution from a customer. Everybody at BlueChilli has that feeling this week, as we see some great customer validation of HelloHealthTech, a BlueChilli & Westpac Innovation Challenge focusing on discovering, evaluating and empowering Australia’s best early-stage healthtech startups. Our Innovation Challenge...
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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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agritech in the field
When we chose to focus on agribusiness for this round of the Westpac Innovation Challenge, I admit I was a touch nervous. We’ve been sticking seeds in the dirt and collecting animals in our communities for centuries without deviating too far from the original methods. Sure, the opportunity for innovation in agribusiness is huge —...
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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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