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Alan Jones

Westpac Innovation Challenge winners announced

By - November 20, 2014

In partnership with Westpac Group we're excited to announce Josh Rowe from Australian real estate pricing startup realAs is the winner 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 $40,000 cash prize and a six-month placement in the BlueChilli accelerator program to further develop its business, helping home buyers and investors find out what price properties will really sell for via a smartphone app.

Alan Jones

How to hack a pitch competition

By - November 14, 2014

Pitch competitions are theatre, and they are a very different kind of theatre to an investor pitch — as different as rom-com and police procedural. Here's how to improve your chances of a rave review from your audience every time.

Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin

8 ways to f**k up your early stage startup

By - September 9, 2014

Having seen a few thousand pitches, mentored 100’s of founders through incubators and accelerators, invested in over 50 startups, both through BlueChilli and privately, and having my on failures on my belt, here’s 8 ways you can f**k up your early stage startup.

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