BlueChilli launches first episode of SheStarts documentary

The BlueChilli documentary series aimed at showcasing rising female founders across Australia and inspiring others to follow suit has launched, with episode one now available on multiple online channels including YouTube.

Kicking off the 32-week series is a behind-the-scenes look at the SheStarts accelerator program’s gruelling bootcamp, where 20 teams battled it out for $100,000 in pre-seed investment and a spot in the accelerator program.

Read more: Ten founders chosen for SheStarts, BlueChilli’s $1 million accelerator and documentary series

The series kicks off by discussing the gripping reality that celebrating the efforts of a few is a tiny step in an ongoing global challenge to empower women entrepreneurs.

“So my niece is 14 years old,” says SheStarts director Nicola Hazell.

“She’s already talking to me about the fact that she thinks working towards gender equality is really important and I think that’s wonderful but I also think that’s shit.

“She’s 14 and she’s already worried about the fact that things aren’t equal in this world.”

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