Power and gas supplier Origin is launching its own energy-focused startup program in a collaboration with accelerator hub Stone & Chalk. The move comes as the business, which has 4.2 million customers, delivered its FY21 results, posting a staggering $2.29 billion loss, in part due to a shift in to renewable energy driving down prices.… Read more »
Stone & Chalk CEO Alex Scandurra is departing the startup hub he’s led for 6.5 years since it launched. The board chair, Leona Murphy, announced the organisation’s founding boss will finish up in a week, on August 19. Non-executive director Richard Umbers, a former Myer and StarTrack CEO, will act as interim CEO, with the… Read more »
AustCyber will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of startup hub Stone & Chalk in a merger deal to ensure the future of the government-backed cyber-security group. Launched in 2017, as part of the federal government’s “innovation nation” program, AustCyber was funded through government grants that end in 2022. Among its key achievements during that time were… Read more »
The Sydney Startup Hub in York Street, above Wynyard train station, marked two years of operation this month. The idea for an innnovation hub in the CBD was born in 2017 and kicked off in Feb 2018. It’s home to accelerators and co-working spaces such as Fishburners, Stone & Chalk, Tank Stream Labs, The Studio and Antler… Read more »
Stone & Chalk CEO Alex Scandurra and Adelaide GM Chris Kirk. Leading Australasian not-for-profit Stone & Chalk has officially launched its South Australian co-working space in Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen innovation neighbourhood. The tech startup hub is already home to 130 entrepreneurs from 30 startups and aims to become South Australia’s home of innovation. Stone & Chalk… Read more »
Stone & Chalk CEO Alex Scandurra Fintech innovation hub Stone & Chalk is setting up shop in Adelaide in partnership with the South Australian Government Stone & Chalk will be the anchor tenant and startup hub operator at Lot Fourteen, the massive and ambitious innovation precinct on the seven-hectare former Royal Adelaide Hospital site. With… 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 »
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.
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.
Member-owned banking and financial services provider Credit Union Australia (CUA) has today announced a partnership with Sydney fintech coworking hub Stone & Chalk. Like the hub’s other partnerships with corporates, the link with CUA will give startups the ability to tap into the organisation’s knowledge and networks.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has today announced a package of policy changes to promote commercial risk-taking and, in turn, boost Australia’s fintech sector, with the creation of a regulatory sandbox for fintech startups to deliver services without spending capital on licensing, the refining of crowdfunding regulations, and creating open access to financial data among the initiatives announced.
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.
When it comes to mathematical education, what’s lacking is real-world maths being taught in schools. Real-world maths teaches kids about managing income, taxes, loans and all the other financial issues individuals face once they leave the safety of school and are no longer under the care of a guardian.