Glorious Startup Colourvision- Scott McNealy how he recruited Bill Joy as told to 25 UK Startups
By Stewart Townsend on Jun 26, 2008
As discussed previously, Scott McNealy met with 25 UK Startup Essential customers/supporters and we had a fantastic hour of debate and debacle on his life and insights into what would help inspire these companies grow and scale.
If you would like to watch this, it was captured and now up on the Intruders.tv site, listen out for the story about Bill Joy it is hilarious.
So who attended this event and what did they get out of it ?
After dropping out of University, Oli became a Butlin Redcoat
(entertainer and compere) and worked with Hit Entertainment on the
launch of Bob the Builder, going on to work with the BBC, Disney and
Sony Wonder in New York. He founded his first company, Amazingyou at
University, growing the team to 150 people in 9 cities and hosting
events to connect students to young professionals for inspiration and
Tony Fish has been involved for over 20 years in the Technology Media and Telecoms industries, and has been associated with building hi-tech companies since his first IPO (OFEX) in 1994. Tony Fish is known for his probing questioning, clear decision making, simple no-nonsense attitude and robust financial views and governance controls. In additional to this, he has an excellent grasp of strategic and economic issues relating to growth businesses, their patterns for survival and brings an innovative flare to delivery, deal execution and fund raising. “Mobile Web 2.0” is the second book Fish has co-written and provides a detailed strategic analysis of the changing relationships in mobile, media and retail as the markets move towards openness
Jamie Murray Wells started Glasses Direct from the living room of his parents’ home in Wiltshire while studying for his University final exams. Four years later - without any formal business training - the 24 year-old has seen the company grow to become the largest direct retailer of custom made prescription glasses in the world.
Jamie has established himself as a national expert on emerging small enterprise in the UK, and is often asked to comment on current affairs matters for national newspapers and broadcasters.
Subjects he has spoken about include the postal strike, pre-budget reports from the Government, and capital gains tax. He has appeared on BBC News 24, Radio 5 Live, Tonight, GMTV, and is regularly quoted in a variety of Fleet Street newspapers including the Financial Times and the Daily Telegraph.
Jamie takes an active interest in his role as an entrepreneur, acting as an ambassador for UK Enterprise, providing advice and support to other young entrepreneurs as well as being a National Judge for Enterprising Britain 2007 and also in 2008.
Nick Halstead Fav.or.it CEO Founder