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Xcelerate team
These past six months, I’ve had the privilege of being Program Director of BlueChilli and Coca-Cola Amatil’s Xcelerate program. I moved back from San Francisco to lead this accelerator because I realised I wanted to create the change I wanted to see in the world here at home: to help create jobs and an ecosystem...
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Stockland Accelerator participants - more founders attended event online.
After two days of listening to outstanding pitches and a difficult deliberation session, BlueChilli are very excited to announce the 12 startups who have been selected for the Stockland Accelerator. Skip to the announcement below. PropTech Startups propelling Stockland & the Property Industry BlueChilli’s first PropTech program was made possible because of innovative partner, Stockland. Stockland are...
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Megan Flamer leading a masterclass on tips for startup pitching
Startups disrupt industries, markets and the traditional way of doing things. They need early adopters to take a leap of faith and try out their products and services. A huge part of building a startup is communicating a founder’s vision and ideas to customers, investors and partners. Which is where the skill and practice of...
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Stockland Bootcamp Group Photo
Today marked day one of the Stockland Accelerator Bootcamp! Selected from over 500 people, just 40 startup ideas were selected for the Bootcamp. During the two week Bootcamp, the 60 founders receive a quick startup education and are guided by BlueChilli experts to validate their problem and test their assumptions. The founders learn from a wide...
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Scale-up founders with Xcelerate team
After screening 50+ applications, we’re excited to announce the three scale-ups that have been selected to pilot with Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) through the BlueChilli Xcelerate program. Xcelerate is one pillar of Coca-Cola Amatil’s corporate venturing platform, Amatil X, which was created in partnership with BlueChilli, so that together, we could identify the best ideas to...
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This week, BlueChilli’s Sydney offices filled with people from the Sydney startup ecosystem eager to learn about product management. We live streamed the event – a ‘fireside chat’ on the best and worst ways to build a product. Watch the video below Watch the Facebook Live for some wide ranging insights from BlueChilli’s Head of...
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A man with a unicorn ice cream
Australian startups are doing us proud. Early this year Canva announced unicorn status after raising US$40m for a US$1bn post-money valuation, adding to the short but mighty list of Australian unicorn tech startups. Obviously not every innovative technology company can wear that price tag. There are only 266 tech unicorns in the world right now....
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How can we help more startups in Australia build better products and grow faster? This is a key question the BlueChilli team asks itself regularly. More startup successes lead to a bigger ecosystem, and the faster we can grow the ecosystem the better for our economy, community and, of course, every single founder. And it...
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BlueChilli PropTech Accelerator
We’re thrilled to be able to introduce you to our Program Director for the Stockland Accelerator, Matthew Werner. Matthew is an entrepreneur who successfully founded an education management business based in Paris and the United States. With a passion for innovation and startups, he has worked hard to connect large corporate clients with startups and startup accelerators in...
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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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