How to Build an All-Star Startup Team


Great people make great businesses. No one does it on their own!

In this workshop you’ll find out:

  • Why and when do you need great people?
  • How can you find, attract and keep the best?
  • What if it doesn’t work out?
  • The one-word secret to successful people management!

Facilitator Bio: Professor William Scott-Jackson

Professor William Scott-Jackson is Chairman of Oxford Strategic Consulting and Visiting Professor at Cass Business School. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Mutual and Employee-owned Business at Oxford University, a member of the Vice Chancellor’s Circle and of Pembroke, St Cross and Kellogg Colleges. He is an external PhD Supervisor for several Universities.  He, and his teams, carry out advanced research and consultancy work focusing on the development of human capital, entrepreneurial capabilities, human resource effectiveness and the development of national leadership. 

Alongside this research/consulting role, William is an entrepreneur and very early stage investor in Oxford Spin-outs.

Named by CIPD as one of the top five HR thinkers, William is regularly invited to consult and present on behavioural and social issues, strategic human resources and leadership. His book on Transforming happiness, engagement and wellbeing  was published recently and other publications include ‘HR with Purpose’, ‘The Gulf Leadership Style’, “Maximising the Employment of Saudi Women”, “The Future of HR” and “Strategic Differentiating Capabilities”. He is the author of the Chartered Management Institute’s Guide ‘Learning to Lead’, and ‘Managing Human Capital’ and the CIPD guide to HR Outsourcing. His is an engaging and popular speaker on subjects ranging from growth stages of start-ups through to happiness (!). Current research includes future models of work (with Henley), happiness and engagement (with the UAE government) and building human capabilities for nations (with Oman). William is an advisor for various governments on subjects such as national happiness and wellbeing, academic advisor to the Chartered Management Institute’s Human Capital Working Group, a member of the CMI Academic Advisory Board and the CIPD Professional Standards Faculty as well as the national advisory board on ‘Valuing your Talent’.

Join us for an hour of networking, 🍕 pizza 🍕 and drinks after each workshop 7.30-8.30pm at the Foundry. 

This an excellent opportunity to meet and network with students from across the university. You may be looking for additional skill sets to build your team, you may have skills to offer to an existing idea, or you may just be interested to meet new people over free pizza! So come along, join in and find your people!