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Startup founder showing her app to a BlueChilli employee
Listed software solutions company Ookami (ASX:OOK) has taken a strategic stake in Sydney-based blockchain startup, BronTech by announcing a $1M strategic investment. Backed by BlueChilli’s SheStarts program, BronTech disrupts the traditional data brokerage models such as those offered by Equifax, Experian and Acxiom by empowering people to capture the monetary value of their personal information....
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With over 100 startups launched so far, we’ve learned a lot on the way of what makes an awesome startup. At BlueChilli we are constantly improving our program to make it the best possible way for someone with an idea to start a company.  Here’s our promise to you: We will help you find your...
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GiggedIn - BlueChilli
It’s kind of a big deal when your startup gets featured on National TV. GiggedIn, born in the BlueChilli program, is a very successful subscription ticketing platform dreamed up by Edwin Onggo when he was at uni offers members access to more than 50 events (from live music to cinemas to comedy shows) every month...
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As a Founder of an ambitious tech start-up, you have to wear a lot of hats. A normal day can see you tackling everything from financial modelling to bug testing, pitching to investors, right down to manually triaging data from one system to another. Regardless how boundless your talents may be, it’s important to always...
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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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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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View of paint pots from above
After picking my 8 year old up from school today I noticed he hadn’t eaten his lunch and on asking why, he said to me – “Harry* and I were too busy selling tattoos”. After my initial panic that he may have in fact been instilling lifelong ink markings into his school mates, he went...
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Ben Graetz launches Grassrootz
As founder and CEO Ben Graetz tells it, the original inspiration for his Grassrootz charity fundraising platform was his young son’s stay in hospital after a major operation, and his decision to support the work of the Starlight Foundation which made his son’s lengthy stay so much more bearable. At BlueChilli we’re hugely proud that Ben...
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Mountains
  This year’s Startup Muster report highlights an issue that’s been on my mind for some time: too many people in Australia’s tech startup community are first-time founders, with no prior experience being a tech startup founder and no prior experience as a tech startup employee. 54.6% of Australian tech startup founders and 71.6% of...
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