2016 Webby Awards: Blrt named an awards Honoree

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Blrt was named a Webby Awards Honoree, placing it among the 11 best productivity apps in the world.

Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) — a 1,000+ member judging body. The Academy is comprised of Executive Members, leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Winners, Nominees and other Internet professionals. The New York Times names The Webby Awards as 'The Internet's highest honor'.

Reflecting the tremendous growth of the Internet, The Webbys now honors excellence in 5 major media types: Websites, Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile Sites & Apps, and Social.

Blrt is a finalist in the OzApp Awards

Blrt is announced a finalist in the 2015 OzApp Awards.

The OzAPP Awards are the Asia Pacific’s most exciting and innovative app competition seeking the region’s best mobile, web and cloud app concepts.

Initiated by Curtin University and global venture capitalist Bill Tai, the competition aims to foster dialogue and collaboration between innovators, researchers, investors and industry, and to further stimulate innovative business culture around Australia.

Bill Tai is a regular investor in Australian startups and is an avid kitesurfer. He has funded more than a dozen startups that have successfully grown into public companies.

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Meet the startup CEO of the year

Anurag Chakradhar’s father is a Hindi poet, his mother is a singer and his sister is a classical dancer so you might expect him to also be in the artistic fields.

But last Thursday, Chakradhar was named CEO magazine’s startup executive of the year for his work at the helm of Blrt, an app that combines the features of phone calls, emails and video conferences onto the one platform.

So, how does a boy from a family of New Delhi artists become a celebrated entrepreneur in Australia’s burgeoning tech scene?

2015 Executive Awards - Winners announced

The CEO Magazine has revealed the winners in the fourth annual Executive of the Year Awards hosted by Eddie McGuire, held for the first time at Crown Melbourne.

With more than 600 entries, the awards identify the achievements of aspiring and established leaders in 22 categories including CEO of the Year, Managing Director of the Year, Chairperson of the Year, CFO of the Year, and CIO of the Year.

Winners were judged by an expert panel of highly regarded business professionals including Libby Roy, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, PayPal; James Ajaka, former CEO, Nudie; Ron Santiago, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, Europcar; John Karagounis, Managing Director and CEO, The CEO Circle; along with The CEO Magazine’s judges, Chris Dutton, Founder and CEO, and Daniel Di Loreto, Publishing Director.

The judges examined the business acumen of applicants on their personal achievements, the contribution and differences the individual has made to the company where they work, financial highlights, and new initiatives that they have established.

This year, the brand new Start-up Executive of the Year category was introduced to the program, set to showcase the entrepreneur whose achievements have shaped the business landscape within the financial year 2014/15. Judging the Start-Up Executive of the Year category was Silicon Valley royalty and most prominent investor in early-stage technology Adeo Ressi, Founder and CEO of the Founder Institute.

Finalists Announced – 2015 Executive of the Year Awards

The Executive of the Year Awards is Australia’s most prestigious awards night for the business sector, recognising the individual excellence of high-level executives nationwide. The awards themselves do not focus on a company’s success, as many others do; instead, the spotlight is centred on the success of individuals who make their corporations tick. - See more at:

From WhatsApp to Viber, Slack to Snapchat, messaging apps are a dime a dozen. Same goes for video chat apps and apps that enable easier collaboration between work colleagues or between service providers and their clients. With the market so saturated, each of these apps are having to add new features and functionality to distinguish itself from the others. What Sydney-based startup Blrt has done is taken various aspects of messaging, video chat and collaboration apps, and created a new communication experience.


How to Build a Hot Software Startup

Anurag Chakradhar, founder of Blrt, joined us on the fabled TWISTA sofa for a talk about how to build a hot software startup. (Hint: it helps if Adeo Ressi says you’re the hottest startup in Australia.)

App allows for environmentally friendly meetings

A mobile app claiming to be an environmentally friendly way for people to hold meetings without being face-to-face has landed its creators on the Australian Anthill Smart 100 list.

The creators of Blrt (pronounced “blurt”) came up with the app out of frustration with the tools available to enable collaboration on projects among people who couldn’t meet face-to-face.


SMART 100 2015 Winners Revealed

They’re innovative, Australian, highly commercial and they’re changing the world, one idea at a time. Yes, it’s time to reveal this year’s Australian Anthill SMART 100 index.

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