Stone

& Chalk

The centre of gravity for fintech in Australia

About Us

Stone & Chalk is an independent, not-for-profit Fintech hub whose overarching objective is to help foster and accelerate the development of world-leading Fintech start-ups. It is a physical “centre of gravity” for the local Fintech eco-system.

Digital disruption is transforming the financial services industry and there is much to be gained through greater collaboration between different stakeholders in the Fintech eco-system. Stone & Chalk is an industry led initiative and reflects a collaborative effort between Fintech entrepreneurs, VCs, corporates and government, to incubate and nurture financial services-focused tech start-ups in ways not seen in Australia before.

Fintech is one of the fastest growing sectors in the financial services industry globally and Australia has many of the ingredients to be a successful Fintech centre.  Stone & Chalk aims to attract and support the growth of the highest quality Fintech start-ups in Australia, from the full spectrum of the Fintech landscape (payments, peer-to-peer, crowd-funding, automated advice, capital markets, crypto-currencies, etc). Apply today, if you would like your Fintech startup to be considered for a position within Stone & Chalk.

Some things are set in stone. The rest is written in chalk.

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Supporting Australia's Fintech ecosystem

Media

May 2016

Stone & Chalk’s 1st Quarterly Report

March 2016

Australia’s fintech community will target China – 1 March 2016

February 2016

Australia Promotes Local Fintech Industry to Asia Through New Initiative – 28 February 2016

Government launches fintech advisory group – 26 February 2016

Australia tries to build fintech status in Asia – 24 February 2016

Oz central banker floats digital dollar; govt sets up fintech advisory group – 24 February 2016

Malcolm Turnbull establishes an expert council on fintech to lead the way in Asia – 24 February 2016

Government forms FinTech Advisory Group – 24 February 2016

Turnbull sets up fintech advisory group – 24 February 2016

Fintech industry provides reform manifesto to Canberra – 23 February 2016

​Federal government establishes fintech advisory group – 23 February 2016

5 things you need to know in Australian tech today – 23 February 2016

Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison are starting a fintech advisory board – 23 February 2016

These are 11 of the best co-working spaces in Australia – 23 February 2016

Why fintech’s herbivores are eating with banks – 21 February 2016

Increased choices lead to bad investments – 18 February 2016

December 2015

[MEDIA RELEASE] Stone & Chalk End of Year Report 2015 – 22 December 2015

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The 10 most memorable moments in tech in 2015 – 21 December 2015

Top 5 Tech Hubs to Watch in 2016 – 18 December 2015

What can we learn from fintech disruptors? – 10 December 2015

Innovation Is A Mindset, Not A Model – 10 December 2015

Innovation statement: Fintech players say innovation plan must go further – 8 December 2015

Innovation statement ‘will make vital difference to start-up sector’ – 7 December 2015

Hopes high innovation statement can lift fintech – 6 December 2015

Australian big business must collaborate with the start-up community to survive disruption from overseas – 4 December 2015

A blueprint for Australia’s economic future – 4 December 2015

Australian tech leaders explore steps to expand nation’s fintech boom – 2 December 2015

November 2015

Silicon Valley’s Sequoia says tech investing is all about the team – 15 November 2015

FinTech Startups Call For Reforms In Australia – 12 November 2015

Australian Fintech Sector Calls for Reform – 12 November 2015

Australian fintech community pushes for reform – 12 November 2015

Innovation: How Australia secures success – 12 November 2015

Fintech policy reform vital to fend off global tech giants – 11 November 2015

Australia poised to take “rightful standing as the fintech hub of Asia” – 11 November 2015

[MEDIA RELEASE] Announcing the Stone & Chalk Mentor Program – 9 November 2015

How the innovation statement can spur fintech start-ups – 8 November 2015

Sydney v Melbourne: Start-up state of origin debate must end – 2 November 2015

Fairfax Media partners with Startup Week Australia fostering innovation and entrepreneurship – 2 November 2015

October 2015

Four steps to make Australia a fintech powerhouse – 26 October 2015

Stone & Chalk rides the fintech disruption wave – 15 October 2015

Fintech caution gives way to optimism – 7 October 2015

Start-ups need a leg-up – 5 October 2015

September 2015

Optus partners with fintech startup hub – 25 September 2015

Stone & Chalk picks Optus as ICT services partner – 24 September 2015

Optus Business kick-starts fintech innovation with start-up hub Stone & Chalk – 24 September 2015

Venture capitalists join to lobby Turnbull government – 18 September 2015

Australian Fintech Incubator Hub Begins Operations – 9 September 2015

Stone & Chalk fintech hub opening – 3 September 2015

Fintech hub denies independence compromised by corporate tie ups – 1 September 2015

August 2015

Fintech Hub Chalks Up Its First Round of Startups – 31 August 2015

Bruce Billson endorses disruptive online SME lenders – 30 August 2015

Melbourne start-ups risk being left behind in fintech boom – 27 August 2015

Why Sydney is set to become the next fintech capital – 27 August 2015

Aussies take on techs – 27 August 2015

Stone & Chalk startup hub open for business – 26 August 2015

Stone & Chalk launches Sydney’s second Fintech hub, placing the city in a unique position to be a world leader in Fintech – 26 August 2015

Fintech hub opens its doors – 26 August 2015

Fintech hub launches with firm support – 26 August 2015

Stone & Chalk opens doors to fintech bonanza – 26 August 2015

Stone & Chalk unveils foundation start-ups – 26 August 2015

Stone & Chalk names fintech hub’s resident start-ups – 25 August 2015

Stone & Chalk names resident start-ups – 25 August 2015

Founding residents of Stone & Chalk revealed – 25 August 2015

Australian incubator opens its doors as battle for fintech talent heats up – 25 August 2015

Australia’s fintech hub opens for business – 25 August 2015

Finally, Stone & Chalk has opened its Australian fintech hub – 25 August 2015

[MEDIA RELEASE] Stone and Chalk unveils startup lineup at official opening… – 25 August 2015

Banks getting closer to fintech disrupters – 23 August 2015

Fintechs promote a unique customer experience – 19 August 2015

Stone & Chalk’s key role in fostering collaboration – 19 August 2015

Fintech hub to house a ‘nice mix’ of start-ups, says CEO – 10 August 2015

Fintechs shake up banking, providing investment opportunities – 8 August 2015

Stone & Chalk open and ready to disrupt – 3 August 2015

July 2015

Enterprises warned: double-cross startups at your peril – 27 July 2015

Banks and fintech start-ups: friends or foes? – 23 July 2015

Innovation Nation – A discussion with Alex Scandurra the CEO of Stone and Chalk – 6 July 2015

June 2015

Australian Banks Friend Fintech Startups – 23 June 2015

Fintech hub Stone & Chalk outgrows office before moving in – 10 June 2015

[MEDIA RELEASE] Sydney Fintech hub outgrows first home – 10 June 2015

April 2015

Fintech hub Stone & Chalk names Alex Scandurra as CEO with big plans to disrupt banking – 13 April 2015

Former Barclays exec to head fintech hub – 13 April 2015

[MEDIA RELEASE] New CEO for Fintech hub – 13 April 2015

Collaboration Vital to Future of Fintech – 7 April 2015

March 2015

What Sydney’s New Fintech Hub will Mean for Innovation – 5 March 2015

The finance industry’s biggest names are betting on a huge fintech start-up in Sydney’s CBD – 4 March 2015

Craig Dunn to chair fintech hub Stone and Chalk – 4 March 2015

Stone and Chalk opens with hopes to accelerate fintech growth in Australia – 3 March 2015

 

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Watch

Sky News Business Innovation Agenda: Alex Scandurra

CEO Alex Scandurra appeared on Sky News Australia talking #fintech and the #innovationstatement

#ideasboom – Alex Scandurra CEO of Stone & Chalk

Alex Scandurra from Stone and Chalk talks about the importance of supporting Incubators & accelerators to drive our #ideasboom

Stone & Chalk has launched

The companies have taken up residence at Stone & Chalk’s innovation hub where, alongside the physical proximity to fellow fintech startups, they will have access to supporters…

Stone & Chalk fintech hub opening

On 25 August 2015, over 300 people gathered to celebrate the opening of Stone & Chalk, Sydney’s new not-for-profit fintech hub. The hub was launched by The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP…

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Supporting Australia's Fintech ecosystem

Memberships

We have created a range of flexible membership options, designed to cater for any and all of your needs.

Drop-in

    • Day access
      9am-6pm
    • Hot desk
    • Fair use meeting room access

$50 (ex GST)

Part-time

    • 10 days / month access
      9am-6pm
    • Part-time desk
    • Fair use meeting room access
    • Printing facilities

$450/month (ex GST)

Permanent

    • 7 days / week access
      24 hours
    • Dedicated desk
    • Fair use meeting room & board room access
    • Event space and lounge area
    • Printing facilities and
      filing cabinets
    • Showers/change room
      and bike racks

$650/month (ex GST)

Secure Office
Suites

    • 7 days / week access
      24 hours
    • Dedicated, secure, private and lockable office space
    • Fair use meeting room & board room access
    • Event space and lounge area
    • Printing facilities and
      filing cabinets
    • Showers/change room
      and bike racks

$780/month (ex GST)

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The name Stone & Chalk symbolises the nature of innovation in Financial Services and principles we aim to live by.

“Some things are set in Stone” – the unchangeable foundations of the community which Stone & Chalk aims to foster:
“The rest is written in Chalk” – capturing the dynamic and creative spirit of the start-up community within Stone & Chalk:

 

We’re Hiring

Startup Coordinator
Events & Partner Coordinator

Location

Stone & Chalk
Level 2, 50 Bridge Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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