Fintech hub Stone & Chalk is partnering with a leading financial services law firm looking to aid the start-up community.
Hall & Wilcox is now a corporate partner of the not-for-profit incubator, alongside the likes of NAB, ANZ, Optus, IAG, Suncorp and Westpac.
A strong alignment between Stone & Chalk and the legal firm's Smarter Law strategy was cited as the driving force of the partnership.
"Stone & Chalk has really helped drive and become the centre of gravity for fintech in Australia. With its leading fintech start-ups, innovation marketplace and corporate innovation programs, Stone & Chalk is the ideal partner for Hall & Wilcox," Hall & Wilcox chief operating officer Sumith Perera said.
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Stone & Chalk chief executive Alex Scandurra said Hall & Wilcox have the right approach and cultural fit to support the Stone & Chalk community which now comprises more than 350 entrepreneurs working in over 110 start-ups.
Under the partnership, Hall & Wilcox will be part of the fintech hub's Insurtech Program for 2018, designed to encourage start-ups in the insurance industry.
Perera added that Hall & Wilcox is committed to start-ups more broadly through its frank service offering which provides entrepreneurs with frank advice, resources and connections.