Dr. Thomas Hellmann is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Saïd School of Business, University of Oxford. He is the Academic Director of SBS Entrepreneurship Centre and the Academic Advisor of the Oxford Foundry. He holds a BA from the London School of Economics and a PhD from Stanford University, where he wrote his thesis under Prof. Joseph Stiglitz (Nobel in Economics, 2001). He previously was faculty at the Graduate School of Business (Stanford), and at the Sauder School of Business (University of British Columbia). He also held visiting positions at Harvard Business School, Wharton, the Hoover Institution, INSEAD, and the University of New South Wales. He has taught numerous undergraduate, MBA, doctoral, and executive courses in the areas of entrepreneurship, finance, and strategic management.