Stuart is on a dynamic and inspiring mission to accelerate the success of commercially minded Creative Entrepreneurs and Australia’s Creative Economies.
Alongside Vinh Van Lam, Stuart owns and operates CoSydney CoWorking + Project Space which, though its association with ArtSHINE industries and Quantum Compass, identifies, funds, advances, and accelerates commercially minded and innovative Creative Industries Professionals.
As a manager at the Eastern Suburbs Business Enterprise Centre Stuart provided mentoring, business advisory, accredited training, and networking opportunities to both new-start and established small business owners, and Stuart has mentored 100s of new start entrepreneurs via the Australian Federal Government’s New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS).
Working alongside pioneering Social Entrepreneur & WorkVentures CEO Steve Lawrence, Stuart provided advice, project management, & analysis on a range of social enterprise projects championed by WorkVentures.
Stuart has been a mentor for Young Achievers Australia, Australian Business Women’s Network, Australian Social Innovation Exchange, and Australia’s School for Social Entrepreneurs; most recently with the SSE & BT Social Entrepreneur Incubator program organised by the School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia.
As an ex bank manager currently working in financial services as a Learning & Development Facilitator across the nation with one of the world’s leading financial institutions, Stuart has a deep personal interest in coworking & collaborative communities, small business, social enterprise and innovation, 1st world micro-finance, P2P lending & lending circles, crowd funding, and impact investing.
As one of Australia’s leading Airbnb hosts, Stuart is a actively engaged in understanding how new technologies are challenging traditional market behaviours & service offerings.
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