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Xcelerate
Josh DeNutte from Spark, Xcelerate Program
This is a guest blog by Josh DeNutte, Founder and CEO of Spark. Currently in the first month of the Xcelerate program, Josh shares his thoughts on taking the plunge to join BlueChilli instead of going it alone.  How I went from a place of frustration and self-doubt to launching an MVP in a matter...
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In 2015 the New York Times published a process that allowed strangers to find their soulmate in 90 minutes. The article, “To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This”, explained the hypothesis of the original psychological study: that asking and answering 36 probing questions with someone could accelerate the feeling of intimacy. The final activity,...
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Xcelerate founders from BlueChilli
The pitches are done, the judges have deliberated and BlueChilli and Coca-Cola Amatil have announced the 12 lucky startups and their incredible ideas that have been selected into the 6 month accelerator program Xcelerate. For the past two weeks, 40 startups from around Australia and New Zealand have been undergoing a rigorous bootcamp to prove...
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Yesterday, we felt incredibly proud to be standing in front of the inaugural Xcelerate bootcamp cohort of 40 startup founders. Over the next two weeks, these founders from all around Australia and New Zealand will work on their concepts with our product, engineering and Entrepreneur in Residence teams to develop early proof of viability with...
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“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C Clarke In our BlueChilli accelerator programs, we work with idea-stage and early-stage founders to build their first tech-based MVP – a minimum viable product. Step-by-step, we test their assumptions about their chosen problem and we build a solution, sometimes in a completely different way or...
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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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BlueChilli CEO Seb speaking at CityConnect event
BlueChilli was started in late 2011 on the founding principle of helping entrepreneurs start and launch a tech-company. On the eve of launching our latest program, Xcelerate, I was reflecting with our partners at Coca-Cola Amatil on the reason “why” we were all bought together in this moment. The Origins of BlueChilli My “reason why”...
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Today, I’m really excited to be announcing a global partnership to accelerate startups with one of the most iconic brands – Coca-Cola Amatil – and simultaneously launch our operations in New Zealand. Coca-Cola Amatil is an organisation that reaches every Australian and New Zealander. Across these countries there are a million people with a million...
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