Co-founder, Technical Director
Spur:Labs is a creative consultancy and think-tank helping organisations create bespoke, social-change campaigns and initiatives with real impact.
We've worked with clients across all sectors to help create real change through campaign design, strategy advice and impact measurement - through design and systems thinking and our own methodologies.
We're always open to speaking with new clients - but only work on projects with tangible social impact.
Co-founder, Chief Engagement Officer
Spur Projects is an award-winning mental health non-profit.
We believe that to tackle the rate of suicide amongst men in Australia, bold new approaches to suicide prevention are required.
Since 2011 Spur Projects has pushed the envelope on mental health in the public space, producing cutting edge campaigns and initiatives to create real change in our approach to mental illness and suicide prevention.
There are more than sixty-five million people around the world who are living as refugees or displaced peoples. All of them have experienced trauma and have high levels of PTSD, depression and anxiety.
Borne out of the inaugural Unleash Innovation Lab for the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals in Denmark, August 2017, Afterain is an innovative and scalable tool designed to provide subversive mental health support to the millions of people currently living in refugee and displacement camps around the world.
William Stubbs is an award-winning social entrepreneur, writer, speaker and caffeine addict.
William is the Co-Founder and Chief Engagement Officer of the acclaimed mental health non-profit Spur Projects - now known for its cutting-edge mental health campaigns that have reached more than 40 million people in six years - as well as Technical Director of social impact consultancy Spur:Labs that specialises in helping organisations understand and create real social change.
An avid activist for mental health, William has been recognised with the Jude Bugeja Mental Health Week Award, nominated for the Australian Mental Health Prize and in 2016 William was named a Top Young Social Entrepreneur by Business News Australia.
A World Economic Forum Global Shaper and Telstra Foundation Ambassador, William has represented young Australians at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit in Berlin and acted as the Digital Brisbane Ambassador to the German start-up community. In 2017 he was invited to the 2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland as one of the 'Davos 50' Global Shapers.
In 2017 William was selected to join the Unleash Innovation Lab in Denmark to work on groundbreaking solutions for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals where his team’s concept, Afterain, won a second place prize.
William has appeared in a range of media, from the ABC prime time doco-series mental health series Man Up to Women’s Health and Fitness to the South China Morning Post.
Silver Award - Health
Unleash Lab SDG Solution Pitches, 2017
Create Change Award
Young Achievers Awards, Finalist, 2017
Top Young Social Entrepreneur
Business News, 2016
Australian Mental Health Prize
Cosmopolitan Media Bachelor of the Year
Jude Bugeja Peer Excellence Award
Mental Health Week Achievement Awards 2016
Youth Contribution Award
Australasian Men's Health Forum, 2013
Social Innovation Award
World Economic Forum Annual Summit, Davos
Global Shaper Invitee
Junket Participant 2017
Unleash SDG Innovation Lab
Global Talent, 2017
G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance
Ambassador to the Startup Community, Berlin
World Economic Forum