University of Toronto Hatchery Entrepreneurship – Director; Athena Innovation – Managing Principal
Youth Assisting Youth Board Member
Erika Murray is an experienced legal professional and business leader who values integrity, forward thinking, teamwork, and commitment to customer service. Erika is a practicing commercial technology and IP lawyer, PhD engineer, and has been a successful tech founder. She has an undergraduate and PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, a law degree from Osgoode Hall, York University, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2014.
Erika draws upon her extensive background and experiences working within firms and as in-house legal counsel to deliver strategic, yet practical commercial technology, digital innovation and IP advice focused on commercialization for high-growth companies. Erika is also currently the Go-To-Market Lead at the University of Toronto’s Entrepreneurship Hatchery where she supports a portfolio of scaling high-tech start-up companies and manages the Faculty of Law student extern program with the Hatchery. For the past five years Erika has taught numerous academic courses, including Environmental Law, Business Law and IP Law at Ryerson University and Humber College, respectively.
Erika has a proven ability of developing and managing complex relationships with all major stakeholders. Her commitment to exceed client and student expectations through strategic business acumen and to bring real value add is unparalleled by her breadth of corporate commercial, technology and engineering expertise, market positioning lens, IP practice, digital marketing, and innovation experience, with involvement at start-up, c-level, academic, investor, and advisory board levels.
Erika also serves on the Board of Directors of The MET Condo Corporation and is the Chair of the University of Toronto’s Academic Appeals Board.