Under the deal, Optus will supply ICT services to the 2,300 square metre collaborative facility in Bridge Street, Sydney delivering Internet, managed security and managed Wi-Fi technology and services.
The facility houses start-ups from superannuation to predictive data analytics, distributed ledger, wearables, peer-to-peer lending and equity crowd funding, with companies at various stages of growth, from established businesses to more early stage start-ups.
John Paitaridis, Managing Director, Optus Business said: “Innovation and responding to change is a critical challenge for all Australian businesses to ensure they adapt to changing customer needs and market forces.
Stone & Chalk CEO Alex Scandurra said, “Working with some of Australia’s largest financial services and technology companies means Optus understands our market, the broader financial ecosystem and its demand for constant innovation.
“We are looking forward to working with the team on our technology and services requirements and supporting our promising start-ups, by either supplying best in breed ICT services, or through access to key Optus specialists, technology leaders, partners and mentors.”