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CityConnect
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Ten entrepreneurs taking part in Australia’s first ‘smart cities’ startup accelerator revealed their cutting-edge tech products during a Customer Demo Day at BlueChilli in Brisbane on Tuesday the 13th of February. The startup founders have now completed the first phase of BlueChilli’s CityConnect accelerator – backed by Advance Queensland – taking their businesses from idea...
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Applications have just closed for CityConnect, Australia’s first smart cities accelerator and we have over 200 great applications to review. Brisbane startups overtake Melbourne for the first time Melbourne is a bigger startup community than Brisbane, right? Well, maybe not when it comes to ideas for smart cities startups — 24% of applicants called Brisbane home,...
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CityConnect, Australia’s first smart cities accelerator, has been open for applications for one week, so let’s take a look at some of the idea-stage and prototype-stage startups that have applied so far. If you’re interested in applying but haven’t done so yet, here are some of the ideas submitted so far: Get fit on the...
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I don’t believe that everyone is cut-out to be an entrepreneur, but I do believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to start and try. I also believe that our futures on this planet will be shaped by the entrepreneurs amongst us. Entrepreneurship is about solving problems in sustainable ways, about empowering people and...
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Sydney skyline
From their primary purpose as centralised trading areas, to their layout and design, their growth, governance and society, the modern cities of today have their roots in the ancient civilisations of thousands of years ago. Our current notion of ‘city’ would be just as recognisable in the metropolis of Alexandria in the 4th century BC,...
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Today we launched Australia’s first open innovation program to identify and solve urban challenges at the Myriad Festival in Brisbane. The CityConnect program brings together leading corporates, governments, investors and universities to collaborate with startups on a 15 month program to find and fund entrepreneurs with smart cities solutions.   “Our cities are changing dramatically – we...
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Wynyard walk to Barangaroo, Sydney
Today we’ve officially announced some news that some in the urban strategy community already knew: Johanna Pitman, an experienced authority on the challenges facing urban communities, has joined us as Program Director for BlueChilli’s next accelerator program, CityConnect, launching in 2017.   Before BlueChilli, Johanna was the Deputy CEO for the Committee for Sydney, an independent think-tank advocating for global...
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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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