The last few months have demonstrated the kind of volatility we can’t exactly plan for, but for which we can and should prepare. The impact of Covid-19 is multi-faceted, and a collective effort is called for to come out the other side. And there will be another side. In fact, right now, while many might… Read more »
A coworking space with fifty desks opened on Harris Street in Ultimo in April 2011 with just three simple criteria for accepting members: they had to be working on something scaleable, have skills to share, and be willing to build their own desk. Almost seven years on with branches in Brisbane and Shanghai, it sometimes… Read more »
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.
To be spread across 11 floors above Wynyard Station, the hub will be able to house 2,500 residents, including anchor tenants Stone and Chalk, Fishburners, Tank Stream Labs, and The Studio.
Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen delivered a scathing assessment of the government’s innovation efforts at Sydney fintech hub Stone and Chalk today as he pleaded Labor’s own “case for innovation”.
The Federal Government has today opened applications for its $23 million Incubator Support program, following on from recent changes made to its structure and funding. The support program will help startups access invaluable resources, and will now provide larger grants to existing accelerators and incubators.
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.
Australian small business lending marketplace Bigstone has secured $3 million in a seed funding round led by CVC Limited, Lighthouse Venture Partners and Australian private investors. The funds will be used to fuel expansion and extend the reach of the fintech’s small business loan market capabilities.
Fishburners announces expansion into Shanghai as Stone & Chalk launches Fintech Asia incubation exchange
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.
Sydney fintech startup CurrencyVue has created a SaaS platform to streamline the whole process to help SMEs more easily identify FX risk. Founder of CurrencyVue Matthew Tyrrell said the platform aims to address the knowledge gap to help businesses make more informed hedging decisions and react quickly to market movements.
Professional services firm Ernst & Young has become the latest corporate to link up with a startup hub, announcing a partnership with Sydney fintech coworking space Stone and Chalk.
Venture capital-backed fintech companies in Asia raised $2.6 billion in the first quarter of 2016, according to KPMG’s latest Pulse of Fintech report, making up more than half of the $4.9 billion raised across 218 deals globally.
Stone & Chalk launches Sydney’s second Fintech hub, placing the city in a unique position to be a world leader in Fintech
FinTech is fast becoming a sought after space within Australia, especially at a corporate and government level. That probably has something to do with Australian financial technology companies being some of the best in the world. They are global, are growing rapidly and are serving both the consumer and enterprise markets. It is little wonder that cities like London are beginning to wine and dine our local founders playing in this space with free overseas trips and educational tours in the hopes of wooing them to move offshore and call its city home.
Sydney looks set to become the country’s leading FinTech space with Tyro, a new hub for FinTech startups, opening in the city’s CBD.