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Xcelerate
Andrea Watson of Sparrows
When Sparrows had the opportunity to build a new technology to improve efficiencies in Coca-Cola Amatil’s supply chain, BlueChilli helped this first-time founder validate the problem, cost-effectively design and pilot a prototype with real users, and develop a product strategy. Lean Validator > design and test solutions to improve supply chain and logistics operations A lack...
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Xcelerate team
These past six months, I’ve had the privilege of being Program Director of BlueChilli and Coca-Cola Amatil’s Xcelerate program. I moved back from San Francisco to lead this accelerator because I realised I wanted to create the change I wanted to see in the world here at home: to help create jobs and an ecosystem...
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Scale-up founders with Xcelerate team
After screening 50+ applications, we’re excited to announce the three scale-ups that have been selected to pilot with Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) through the BlueChilli Xcelerate program. Xcelerate is one pillar of Coca-Cola Amatil’s corporate venturing platform, Amatil X, which was created in partnership with BlueChilli, so that together, we could identify the best ideas to...
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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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Triiyo Empowering parents
This is a guest blog by Rebecca Grainger, CEO and founder of Triiyo, a customised platform that transforms the parental leave experience for employees through enhanced communication, engagement and connectivity. Currently 11 weeks into the Xcelerate program, Rebecca has uncovered a lot of truths about being a woman in her 40’s, a mum and a...
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Startup growth
This is a guest post by Josh DeNutte, CEO and Founder of Spark. Currently in week 9 of the Amatil Xcelerate program, Josh has been discovering that, focusing on the little things can pay bigger dividends in the long run, read about how Spark is scaling by starting small… We did it! We launched our...
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This is a guest blog by Genevieve Griffin-George who is currently in the Xcelerate program. Genevieve is the Founder and CEO of PicMi, a two-sided marketplace connecting growers to workers for seasonal horticulture work. Genevieve talks about the transition from corporate to startup and the journey to becoming a CEO. So what is a startup...
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Amatil Xcelerate Scaleup Program
What’s the difference? BlueChilli is offering a new type of program: a scale-up accelerator. So what’s the difference between that and our award-winning startup accelerator? Thinking about it from the partner’s side. Corporations are putting their name to a startup accelerator and a scale-up accelerator. There are three important motives for corporate partners: to improve...
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Amatil Xcelerate Group
This is a guest blog by Natalie Collins, Head of Xcelerate within Coca-Cola Amatil. We asked Nat to share her personal story on the journey of launching a brand new accelerator program and corporate partnership from within the organisation… I’ve spent my career becoming familiar with how the “big end of town” operates. It’s been a rich...
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Gary from GlobalWhere, Xcelerate
This is a guest blog by Gary Scott, Founder and CEO of GlobalWhere, a startup in the current Xcelerate cohort. Gary shares how the concept for the business came about, and the many steps taken along the way. GlobalWhere provides a real-time data sharing platform for worker safety information. Following in Dad’s footsteps I grew up...
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