The Victorian Government has today revealed Stone and Chalk has been chosen to establish and run its flagship fintech hub, while YBF Ventures will also establish a dedicated space for fintech startups in its new Bourke St building.
Stone & Chalk has partnered with Westpac and Data Republic to establish FUELD, a new accelerator program supporting data startups.
Fintech coworking community Stone and Chalk has announced its expansion into Victoria, with a space for 60 desks to open next month in Melbourne.
Australia’s work in fintech is steadily gaining global recognition, with Sydney ranking eighth out of 44 global fintech hubs in a new report released by Deloitte this week, climbing one place from last year’s ninth.
Spark Festival, the startup event previously known as Startup Week Sydney, has today announced the program for its 2016 event, running October 22-30.
International fintech organisation Innovate Finance has today announced the launch of Global FinTech Hubs Federation [GFHF] to help foster innovation and collaboration across the global fintech industry. GFHF will enable participants from around the world to gain an influential point of engagement with international stakeholders and like-minded organisations.
Sydney coworking community Fishburners has announced it is planning to open a new space in Shanghai as Stone & Chalk launched its Fintech Asia incubation exchange program.
Tim Thurman, chief information officer at the ASX, has been appointed chair of the advisory board for the NSW Data Analytics Centre (DAC).
There’s been a lot of debate lately about the value of a university education for aspiring entrepreneurs, with critics arguing that Australian universities have been too slow to launch initiatives and industry partnerships that give students hands-on experience. Industry, for its part, has been strong in its approach to students and this is only getting stronger, with Sydney fintech hub Stone & Chalk today launching Fintern Fever, an internship program that will see 30 university students work with a resident startup over the summer.