The Scale Institute has the vision to be a centre for innovation that develops and empowers participants to solve complex problems and think differently. The Scale Institute builds on the contemporary teaching of entrepreneurial education. This experience comes from Stephen Rutter having implemented applied learning programs whilst employed at the below institutions.



Designed entrepreneurial education roadmaps for

Engaged over 300 thought leaders to deliver learning activities for over 500 participants
Curated over 40 applied learning programs to students, the community and executives
Sourced and matched over 250 mentors to students, executives and startup founders


Stephen Rutter

Founder, The Scale Institute


Stephen has over 20 years in global business environments spanning logistics, entertainment and education management.

Stephen has continuously built education credentials by uniting with business partners, and international universities to design significant, world-class insights and emerging knowledge to our local innovation community.

Most recently, Stephen was Head of Experience at Sydney School of Entrepreneurship developing a product roadmap of academic experiences across NSW. He has worked for Cathay Pacific Airways, Show Group and UTS – as Director of Business Practice, customising innovation programs for industry.

Graduating from an Executive MBA in 2013, Stephen was seconded to Flinders University as an Executive in Residence, establishing the New Venture Institute. Reviewing their strategy and operations in 2017, Stephen designed the NVI Flinders Learning Lab for executive development.