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‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ Episode #6

Speaking directly with influential change makers within Healthcare, Government, Finance, and Technology, Best Case Scenario Director & Founder Luli Adeyemo is creating much-needed dialogue to uncover disruptive innovations, developing trends, and ethical responsibilities from those at the forefront of making change.

In the sixth instalment of In Conversation with Change Makers, Luli meets with Murray Hurps, Director of Entrepreneurship at the University of Technology (UTS), to discuss the challenges facing technology startups to obtain adequate means for success, and how rapidly the startup industry is growing in Australia.

Please note this conversation took place near the end of 2021, but the topics discussed are still relevant today. 

"I believe every company will fail eventually, but no entrepreneur fails to get something valuable from their pursuit of entrepreneurship."

Episode #6

Navigating the Australian Startup Ecosystem

Murray Hurps, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Pictured: Murray Hurps - Director of Entrepreneurship, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

UTS Startups is the home of entrepreneurship at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), inspiring students to be entrepreneurs and supporting them at scale. Students develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to explore entrepreneurship in their career.

UTS Startups is the largest community of startups in Australia and the largest program to inspire new tech entrepreneurs in schools, communities and at the university. As the appointment Director of Entrepreneurship, Murray Hurps supports work across the university to inspire and support entrepreneurship at scale.

In addition to his work at UTS, Murray has developed software used by over 100 million users, implemented the largest survey of Australia’s startup ecosystem (as Co-Founder of Startup Muster), grown Australia’s largest network of startup hubs, designed and implemented Australia’s first data-focused accelerator program for Australia’s oldest company (Westpac).

In the sixth edition of the ‘In Conversation with Change Makers’ series, Murray and Luli discuss the definition of success, the rapid growth of entrepreneurs, and advice for those in the process of beginning their own startup.

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Please note this conversation took place near the end of 2021, but the topics discussed are still relevant today.

Duration: 20 mins

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