Tech & Innovation

Dickie Currer

Ecosystem Builder
Tech Australia Advocates

The enthusiasm Dickie Currer has for the broad church of Australia’s startup ecosystem really is worth bottling. It's a community he champions whenever he can on his mission to make this sector stronger, globally. 

The first time you meet Dickie, you’ll see why his nickname as the ‘hype man’ of our innovation economy has stuck – he sees life as an adventure and he loves that he gets to work across such a broad community with so many vision-driven people.

Encouraging our homegrown entrepreneurs to shine on a global scale means working hard to troubleshoot the challenges unique to the local startup landscape including:

  • Flattening the tall poppy mentality  
  • Finding ways to solve the two-way talent crisis to keep top talent on home soil and attract the brightest international minds to our sector
  • Ensuring we stay connected across the innovation landscape both culturally and economically  
  • Garnering infrastructure and investment support so we can keep up with the rest of the world.


Dickie is a thought leader who shouts from the rooftops about Australia’s vast array of innovative startups and the people working in them.  

He is an authentic, entertaining and experienced public speaker who leaves audiences ready to tackle their own challenges across the startup ecosystem and beyond. 

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