Whurley Interview in Austin on Jan 16

The Forrest Four-Cast: January 9, 2019

Over the last several years, William Hurley (known throughout the world by his moniker Whurley) has emerged as one of Austin’s most prolific — and most successful — entrepreneurs.

Notable exits include his mobile startup Chaotic Moon’s acquisition by Accenture, and his Fintech startup Honest Dollar’s acquisition by Goldman Sachs. In 2018, he launched his latest startup venture; Strangeworks, a quantum computing software platform. This venture inspired him to co-author the world’s top-selling book for next-generation physicists, “Quantum Computing for Babies.” In 2019, Whurley announced his involvement in Ecliptic Capital, a new $150M fund he co-founded with his long-time business partner Mike Erwin where the two serve as General Partners.

Learn more about his fascinating journey at 4:00 pm on Wednesday afternoon, January 16 when I interview him as part of the PowerUp series. RSVP here to attend this special event at Capital Factory.

Also, if you want to get a preview of some of the concepts we’ll discuss on January 16, then watch this full-length video of Whurley’s keynote presentation about quantum computing at SXSW 2018.

More Upcoming Austin Events
Jan 14: Women Who Code: Hacking Hangout
Jan 15: SXSW Office Hours at Capital Factory
Jan 15: Next big SXSW Keynote & Featured Speaker Announcement
Jan 15: Sales Leadership Roundtable
Jan 16: Building For Your Ears
Jan 16: Philanthropitch Austin Application Q&A
Jan 16: Company Growth with 5G in Austin
Jan 17: Startups to Watch 2019
Jan 18: SXSW Discount Registration Deadline
Jan 23: MassChallenge Texas 2019 Launch Event
Jan 24: Bunker Labs Austin Capstone Event
Jan 24: UPWARD Austin — Dangerous Women Own Their Brand
Jan 24: Austin Startup and Tech Mixer Powered by Google
Jan 24: Silicon Hills News 2019 Austin Tech Calendar Party
Jan 25: The Texas AI Summit
Jan 26: Level Up Games Austin
Jan 26: Smart City Saturday Teen-Only Hackathon
Jan 31: Philanthropitch Austin Application Q&A
March 1: DivInc’s Champions of Change Awards
March 8–17: SXSW 2019
April 12–14: Startup Weekend Hackout
May 2: Fund Conference Austin
May 7: Philanthropitch Austin
May 29–31: Dig-In: The Future of Digital Insurance

Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.