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On Wednesday the 10th of October, the BlueChilli team in Melbourne held their first event at their new WeWork location! The theme for the night was “What I wish I knew…” and Megan Flamer, Program Director of Xcelerate spoke to seasoned startup founders about their big lessons. On the panel sharing advice and failures: Jess...
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This is a blog post from CEO, Seb, who’s enjoying opportunities to use hardware with BlueChilli tech startups. Read more about the synergy between hardware and tech startups below.  A love for hardware I’ve been a fan of electronics since I was a kid. When I was much younger, I used to go to the...
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We’re excited to announce a new accelerator program for BlueChilli, in partnership with Stockland. Australians have a very close relationship to property – probably far more than any other culture. Which is why the Stockland Accelerator is such an exciting opportunity. In this accelerator, we’re looking for startup ideas which can make our relationship with...
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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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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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BlueChilli Team getting out and about
At BlueChilli, we have a fun monthly ritual called “Crew Roulette”. It’s as straightforward as the name suggests. Every single BlueChilli team member (Crew), is paired randomly (like Roulette), and encouraged to spend time together by going outside of the building #GOOB. GOOB: A little acronym with huge meaning #GOOBing (verb); to hang out, do...
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For around 18 months, Samara Pepperell has been BlueChilli’s social media guru – while juggling many commitments. In addition to finding the perfect pun or emoji, Samara runs a global company, competes internationally as an athlete, and keeps her 25k+ followers up to date.  These many and varied activities mean Samara has to have a...
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Amatil Xcelerate Scaleup Program
What’s the difference? BlueChilli is offering a new type of program: a scale-up accelerator. So what’s the difference between that and our award-winning startup accelerator? Thinking about it from the partner’s side. Corporations are putting their name to a startup accelerator and a scale-up accelerator. There are three important motives for corporate partners: to improve...
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A BlueChilli
The first ever BlueChilli logo was awful. It turns out it’s really hard to draw a chilli in a way that doesn’t look like a kid’s crude doodle, or a crude old man’s doodle. However, the logo we have now was born from necessity, not from spending thousands with a design agency. Humble beginnings In...
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The best and worst thing about the BlueChilli startup studio model is that because our team get to build so many awesome startups in the course of a year, sometimes a member of our team will love the founders, the customers, the problem/solution fit or the platform they’ve built so much, they’ll leave BlueChilli and...
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