Episode 88 of the podcast was record at Bluestone Lane on Rose Ave in Venice Beach with the CEO and Founder of Blunestone Lane Nicholas Stone.
A former professional AFL Football Player (6 years), Corporate Finance banker (11 years Australia, USA, UK) and currently Founder & CEO of Bluestone Lane.
Bluestone Lane is the fastest growing premium cafe brand in the United States, with +65 locations across 9 markets (NY, LA, SF, DC, NJ, PA, MA & Toronto CDN). Headquartered in New York City, Bluestone Lane is influenced by Australian independent coffee-culture, and is committed to providing elevated cafe experiences focused on human connection.
Nick was a 2019 Finalist in EY's New York Entrepreneur of the Year.
Nick has been recognized as one of World’s Young Leaders of the Future and has been featured in the New York Times, CNBC, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Australian Financial Review, The Age, Forbes, GQ and Vogue USA. Nick has been a featured guest on +15 podcasts since 2019, available on Spotify and iTunes stores.
Prior to founding Bluestone Lane a complete hospitality "outsider", Nick spent 11 years in corporate finance and advisory in Australia, New York and London, after beginning his career as a professional AFL footballer for 6 seasons following selection in the 1999 AFL National Draft.
Enjoy our conversation!