Murray Hurps; Director of Entrepreneurship, UTS
Murray leads to inspire and support technology-enabled entrepreneurs. Prior to building the largest community of student-launched startups at UTS, Murray was CEO of Fishburners, growing it from 100 desks of startup space, to 750 across Sydney, Brisbane and Shanghai, and supporting 508 startups during this time. He founded Startup Muster, the largest survey of Australian startups for five years, reviewing a few thousand Australian startups each year. He also founded FUELD, Westpac’s data-focused accelerator program.
He has been a Director of the Australian Information Industry Association, Spark Festival and WorkVentures, all in support of Australian technology-enabled entrepreneurs. At just 16, he founded Ad Muncher, an ad-blocking startup that grew for 14 years, to a peak of 100 million active users. He wants more Australians to understand and pursue the opportunities they have today through technology-enabled entrepreneurship, and for Australia to realise the benefits of this as well.