MAKING AN IMPACT

Some things are set in stone, the rest are written in chalk.

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GROWTH JOURNEY

COMMERCIALISING SUCCESS

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GROW A COMMUNITY

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SCALE UP

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WORK WITH THE BEST

OUR STORY

Stone & Chalk partners with experts, universities, investors, mentors, corporates and government organisations to bring the best of what is available externally to complement its own internal capabilities in meeting the commercialisation needs of startups and growth needs of scaleups. It is the combination of all these things that has helped Stone & Chalk’s residents, alumni, community and commercial partners achieve incredible outcomes in a very short period of time.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to empower Founders to commercialise success and create an impact across our communities which transforms people, businesses, the economy and shape the future.

BESPOKE MENTOR MATCHING

Stone & Chalk’s unique value proposition is its unique focus on helping startups to commercialise and rapidly scale by leveraging the best of what the ecosystem has to offer.

CURATED COMMUNITIES

Today, Stone & Chalk has developed a world-class impact network to support startups and scaleups across all emerging industries.

ADVOCACY

Stone & Chalk believe that a balanced workforce makes for a better workforce. That is why we are proud to stand alongside some great organisations that are advocating for diversity and women’s rights in society and in the workplace. From Women of Colour, Women in Fintech program, Heads Over Heels, Springboard Enterprises, Spark Festival, Advance, Refugee Talent and TechFugees.

BEING A FORCE FOR GOOD IN SOCIETY

Stone & Chalk takes its mission and purpose seriously and operates under a very strong ethos of leading by example. Taking this one step further, Stone & Chalk has taken it upon itself to strive for B-Corporation (B Corps) Certification.

MENTAL HEALTH/WELLNESS

We continue to focus on wellness and recreational activities in our communities. We regularly run mental health workshops, personal training, yoga, cooking lessons, as well as community-led special interest groups (e.g. table tennis, running, rowing, city walking etc)

OUR VALUES

ACT AS ONE

We know how hard it is to be a Founder and how the agile world of tech is creating a new future of work. We back each other, look out for and support our residents, corporate partners, team and the wider ecosystem. We create connections and community, not transactions and competitor behaviour

BE CHEERLEADERS FOR EACH OTHER

We help residents grow & succeed. We are each other’s cheerleaders so we all feel supported, believed, equipped and invested in by being part of S&C. We listen to ideas, fears and aspirations and do our best in resolving resident problems and adding value.

CULTIVATE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

We seek out creative challenges, explore new approaches, question deeper to constantly learn and display an unflagging energy to do things better, take risks, pushing the status quo, think and behave in unconventional ways to drive better business outcomes. We foster an environment for the entrepreneurial spirit to flow and we do it with a sense of fun and humour, as it turns out humour helps you think more broadly and creatively

DO THE RIGHT THING

We embrace the privilege of being a part of this community. We are honest and ethical in our work and thoughtful and caring in the way we communicate. We treat everyone with respect, valuing each other’s time, effort and contribution. We do what we say we will do, taking end-to-end ownership and responsibility

OUR SECTORS

Founded in Fintech in 2015, Stone & Chalk has since evolved to support the development of many verticals. Today, Stone & Chalk has developed a world class impact network to support startups and scaleups across all emerging industries.

FINTECH

DEFENCE

SPACE

AI

CYBER

MEDTECH

AGTECH

DATA ANALYTICS & INSIGHTS

PROPTECH

IOT (INTERNET OF THINGS)

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

BLOCKCHAIN

MEET THE TEAM MAKING IT HAPPEN

You need the right people in the right places. We have both. Our highly experienced management team has the expertise that innnovators and innovation partners need to succeed.

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Alex Scandurra

CEO & the Hustler

He loves to jump out of perfectly good aeroplanes, he's the kind of optimistic adventurer that helps to keep surgeons in business; trail 1 - body 0

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Marie-Anne Lampotang

General Manager, Sydney

In the process of eating her way through various countries around the world

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Annie Le Cavalier

General Manager, Melbourne

Has the world's biggest dressup collection, a heart of gold and mum learning to master the juggle

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Chris Kirk

General Manager, Adelaide

He has cycled solo from the pacific to atlantic across America and still boasts the best haircut at Stone & Chalk

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Kristina Singh

Head of Events

She grooves her way through night and day. Where the bass is at, Kristina's at! #BOOM

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Jenny Tian

Head of Ops and Tech

When it comes to food, there is nothing this lady wont try. She also believes that you can never spend too much money on books and travel

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Gemma Cosgriff

Head of Partnerships

The endurance athlete who is willing to go the extra mile and then, well, she just keeps on going...

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Cheryl Mack

Head of Community

A crazy Canadian who’s on a mission to try every wine in Australia and has way too many tech toys

OUR CURATED COMMUNITIES

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We're where you need to be.

SYDNEY

MELBOURNE

ADELAIDE

With homes across three states, Stone & Chalk’s communities are built on the strengths of each state and city. We are now home to over 800 full-time residents and partners, becoming part of our Impact Network is the perfect place for you to start, scale and grow your business.

Located in the heart of each city - our spaces balance rustic aesthetics with technology. We provide an inviting contrast between work and play, while being architecturally-designed to promote connection and collaboration between teams, team mates, partners, investors and customers.

Much more than just a physical space operator, Stone & Chalk is the largest dedicated startup and scaleup innovation community in Australia with hubs in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Residents, commercial and community partners become a part of a national impact network. Residents and alumni in Sydney are able to work from any location as well as participate in any Stone & Chalk program nationally and access investors, mentors or customers from across Australia.

Stone & Chalk provides a full-service model of innovation services to early stage technology companies, corporates and government.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Leona Murphy

Chair

Is Chair of Stone & Chalk and Chair of Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Foundation. Leona is also a board member of Liberty Financial, RACQ Group and is a former senior executive of IAG Group with over 30 years experience in the insurance industry.

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Ian Pollari

Director

A non-executive Director at Stone & Chalk Ian is Partner and Sector Leader for KPMG, and Co-Lead for Fintech Globally.

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Aris Allegos

Director

A non-executive Director at Stone & Chalk and is a co-founder and the CEO of Moula one of Australia’s leading non-bank lenders. Aris was also previously a Director at Credit Suisse and Nomura.

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Ronald Arnold

Director

A non-executive Director at Stone & Chalk, Ronald leads the Ventures function in IAG with key investments globally - the leading insurer in Australia and New Zealand with strong interests in Asia.

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Anthony Eisen

Director

A non-executive Director at Stone & Chalk and is currently the Executive Chair and CEO of Afterpay. Anthony has over 20 years’ experience in investing, building companies, maintaining public company directorships and providing corporate advice across a variety of sectors with a special focus in financial services and technology.

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Debra Taylor

Director

A non-executive Director at Stone & Chalk, Debra has been an entrepreneur in the fintech space for over 25 years. Debra has founded over 10 startup businesses ranging from telcos, electronic payments and fintech.

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Caroline Trotman

Director

A non-executive Director at Stone & Chalk, Caroline has been a resident at Stone and Chalk for the past 2 years. Stone and Chalk has been instrumental in WordFlow’s growth from a startup to a scaleup company.

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Richard Kimber

Director

A non-executive Director at Stone & Chalk who is also the CEO & founder of Daisee, an Australian AI software company that builds cutting edge applications for contact centres. Richard is a former CEO of FirstDirect Bank in the Uk and MD of Google in Australia.