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Filipa Araujo is the Program Director for SheStarts. Prior to moving to Sydney, she worked with founders and startups in Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia. She is a strong advocate for entrepreneurship as a development driver and loves to explore the topic. Learn more about Filipa below.  What inspires you about your role as SheStarts...
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SheStarts 3 Selected Founders
Eighteen founders will tackle global issues from the future of work to sustainable agriculture, mental health, waste management and more through the six-month venture building program After a nationwide search, 18 aspiring startup founders passionate about solving some of the world’s greatest challenges with technology have been selected for the third cohort of SheStarts, Australia’s...
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George Miller tracking run on fitness watch with Sydney pool in background
I’m still getting the hang of Australia. I moved here from the UK around the middle of 2018, after spending four months planning (and to be honest, wishing I was making the move sooner). Choosing to pull up roots and move away from friends and family is never easy, however millions around the globe 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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BlueChilli employee team
When Melinda Gates announced her findings that female founders are systematically getting less than 3% of Venture Capital (VC)  investment, I have to admit that the 3% was not the scariest number in that equation. The scary number was 2017 – meaning that we are still having this conversation 17 years into this new millennium....
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The 457 visa debate ended abruptly in April last year in 2017 when many HR professionals (myself among them), learned on Facebook that the programme had been abolished in lieu of a more “Australians-first” approach, as proposed by the government. Almost a year later, we are still waiting to hear what the actual implications of...
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Audience at BlueChilli startup event
2017 is the year BlueChilli “grew up”. After working with government agencies on developing policy for Ideas Boom, partnering with some of Australia’s largest and best corporates we needed to put aside our cherished scrappyness and evolve into the thought leaders and experts we had become. But we did this despite keeping our t-shirts, electric...
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Our job at BlueChilli is to help entrepreneurs take their ideas, launch their first product and get their first customers — taking them from zero to one. We look at all the common reasons why startups don’t succeed and with training, people and capital we systematically mitigate each of these risks to improve the likelihood...
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Author’s note: WordPress only provides for one author on a blog post, and it uses the last author to edit the story when it determines who to credit. But truthfully, a chunk of the credit for this blog post and all of the credit for the cool interactive infographic at the end of the article  goes to my coworker and...
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A little while ago, one of the senior leaders proclaimed about BlueChilli: “We are not a family.” and quickly followed, “Families are dysfunctional.  We are an elite sports team. Sports teams know how to win.”  This  analogy of a winning sports team landed quite well with me as it works quite well to drive a high...
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