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BlueChilli’s GM of Innovation, Colette Grgic was today named the Emerging Leader in Technology at the 2016 Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards. This is a well deserved award for an amazing entrepreneur and leader and a core member of BlueChilli’s leadership team.  Under Colette’s leadership we have built an amazing team of talented people, driven by her vision to transform...
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On International Women’s Day this year, the team at BlueChilli held a little breakfast with our friends from LMBDW, and announced a simple plan to launch a new accelerator program just for women. The champagne glasses clinked, the emails started flying and the corresponding blog by our GM Innovation Colette Grgic seemed to light a...
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We’re proud to share the news that cyber security portfolio startup, ResponSight has raised a US$880,000 round led by Carthona Capital. The round also included a follow-on investment from Black Sheep Capital. ResponSight’s technology detects hackers using behavioural analytics, using differences in user activity to proactively alert and isolate threats. Based out of Melbourne, ResponSight earlier raised US$57,450...
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Last month, our team at BlueChilli won a “Merit Award” for innovation, recognising our work supporting startups across Australia. As we stood smiling for the cameras, certificate in hand, it dawned on me – “I thought merit was only for men!?!” At least that’s what our politicians keep telling us. On ABC’s Q&A last week,...
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I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to live in a world where the business landscape is all developed by the same kind of person with the same types of life experience. That doesn’t seem to be the way to create truly innovative, dynamic solutions. Thankfully, I think we’re going to be saved...
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Today we announced the SheStarts program – a startup program designed to fund 10 ambitious female entrepreneurs who are launching technology startups in 2016. But let’s start the day where it begins: champagne breakfast! This morning we had the pleasure of hosting 150 women entrepreneurs from Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine for a champagne breakfast to celebrate International...
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The federal government has just announced $1bn of initiatives to support an innovation culture in Australia and to drive ideas – under the hashtag #ideasboom.  Over 20 ideas designed to support entrepreneurship, ideas, investments and startups have been released.  Here are my thoughts on the good, the bad and the ugly. Firstly however, it’s important...
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