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This month, ten years ago, there were terrible bushfires in Victoria. At that time, I was working with the ABC, the nation’s emergency broadcaster, and it was all hands on deck as we ran around gathering alerts, delivering warnings, and scrambling as systems failed. We spoke to people who were trapped and dying, who couldn’t...
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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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This is a guest post from Elle Pacholoski, founder of Get Outdoors from the Xcelerate cohort. Here Elle shares her experience of the Expo where the Xcelerate cohort shared what they have created in just 12 short weeks – the halfway point of the six month accelerator program.  What is an Expo? The Xcelerate cohort...
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Colette the BlueChilli CIO and Andrea Culligan and Rolf Webber
Almost every conversation about innovation and growth I have with corporate execs and startup founders alike, eventually circles back to Customer Experience – because it’s a game changer that sets standout successful companies apart from their competitors. On May 9th, I had the pleasure of interviewing two superpowers (and Xcelerate advisors) on the topic of customer...
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BlueChilli Panel
“An entrepreneur is someone who is willing to work 80 hours a week in order to not work 40 hours a week. But how do we manage burnout?” – Megan Flamer, Program Director of Xcelerate at BlueChilli If there’s one certainty of running a startup or new business, it’s that you’ll find yourself staring down...
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With advances of technology, it’s easy to “connect” with many people while never actually meeting them or spending time together in the flesh. It can be both a blessing and a curse. It’s easy to update swathes of people at once, but hard to cut through the babble and clutter. We have found this plethora...
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PauseFest 2018 is done and dusted for another year!! Over three action packed days based at popular meeting place, Federation Square in the Melbourne CBD, speakers converged from all over the world. Presenting panels, workshops and networking opportunities all about Creative, Tech & Business topics. The calibre of the attendees meant for the first time, the...
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I’m at TEDxSydney today with 4,199 other people in the spanking-new ICCC in Sydney. And I’m thinking about how nearly every senior corporate executive I meet tells me they want to meet and learn about innovation from the successful founders of high-growth tech startups. TEDxSydney audiences are fascinating for people-watchers like me – thousands of...
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Build something you care about. There will be good times, but there will also be challenging times, and some very hard times too. If what you’re building is more than just a business opportunity to you, it will help motivate you to keep going through those difficult times. You’ll want to see it launch. You’ll want to...
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In session three we’ll talk about how to pitch your startup to people you need help from — investors, grant bodies, advisors, etc. If you’ve got questions arising from the session you can ask them in the Disqus comments area at the end of this blog post. Here’s the slide deck and I’ll post the video recording...
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