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Ask anyone who doesn’t live there what’s happening in Adelaide and the answer is bound to be either “church” or “nothing”. But in the past few years Adelaide has stepped up its game and it now boasts – apart from pop-up bars and a hipster coffee shops –  a tight startup community that reminds me a...
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Westpac Innovation Challenge
In partnership with Westpac Group we’re excited to announce Josh Rowe and team from the Australian real estate pricing startup realAs are the winners of the inaugural round of the Westpac Innovation Challenge. The Westpac Innovation Challenge launched on 17 September giving Australian start-ups the opportunity to develop new ideas to help the bank’s business customers. realAs has won a...
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  We are very fortunate to have such bold, creative and visionary entrepreneurs in Australia! The Application Stage of the Westpac Innovation Challenge closed on 19 October and we were so pleased to be kept busy with both the volume and the quality of great ideas that came in (well over one hundred applications). Thank you to every single one...
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Melbourne startup event calendar in CalendarTree
If you’re having trouble getting the word out about your startup events, or having trouble keeping up with the growing number of startup events happening each week, we might be able to help. Longtime Aussie startup community member Claudia Barriga-Larriviere is now using CalendarTree to setup and maintain an online calendar of events including Sydney Startup Events and...
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Led by Australian business icon The Myer Family Investments Pty Ltd and Internode founder Simon Hackett Capital to be applied to growth in booming Australian tech startup market Sydney, 2 September 2014 — Australian technology startup BlueChilli Group today announced it had closed an AUD5 million round of investment to speed the growth of providing...
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Today I’m really excited to be able to announce a $5m investment in to BlueChilli from key investors, Myer Family Investments and Internode founder, Simon Hackett.  Simon Hackett is a great friend to BlueChilli and sits on our Investment Committee for our Venture Capital fund.  And being aligned with one of Australia’s largest and most respected...
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Students and staff from Chang-Won University with BlueChilli's Alan Jones.
Thanks to the staff and students of South Korean Chang-Won University’s software engineering class who visited BlueChilli today. They receved a few hours’ rapid introduction to Lean Startup Methodology and some good career advice (“Do not take a job at a large corporation! Start your own startup with a friend! If you’re a marketer, learn...
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Chris Ball presenting at HubSea in Seattle
There’s alway plenty of action at BlueChilli and this month was a cracker! It kicked off with one of BlueChilli’s startups, Moneysoft, announcing it had raised a total of $1.5M for its expansion and growth in the financial management sector. It was covered by a host of media, including BRW.   During the month we also hosted a...
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7th July 1959: Moulds used to make spaceship couches
Lean Startup Machine is not a hackathon or conference, but an educational workshop that teaches entrepreneurs the process of validating business ideas through hands-on experimentation and mentorship. Three days is an extremely short amount of time, but it’s enough to test multiple business concepts, identify which one has the most potential, and even collect some revenue from customers....
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One of Australia’s fastest growing delivery services, Liquorun, has expanded its on demand delivery services to all of Inner Melbourne, added boutique fast food and employed more drivers to keep up with demand. Started in November 2013 by former Melbourne Demons footballer Joel Macdonald, Liquorun has grown rapidly from a niche alcohol after hours delivery service, to an...
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