Jon Bradford

Jon Bradford (UK)

Managing Director at Techstars London

Jon is the Managing Director of TechStars in London.

Previously Jon was the co-founder and CEO of Springboard. Jon loves to help start-ups and their founders achieve their true potential. Over the last 2 years, Jon acted as an advisor to many other multi-company accelerators from Montreal to Moscow.

Since launching Europe’s first bootcamp accelerator in 2009 – The Difference Engine – he helped to launch Springboard now based in Cambridge and London. In addition, he has also founded ignite100, a re-invention of the Difference Engine, that combines a 13 week accelerator with follow on funding of up to £100k per team and Startup Wise Guys in Estonia, Eleven in Bulgaria and TexDrive in Moscow.

In a previous life, Jon trained as an accountant with Arthur Andersen, and subsequently has worked in various start-ups and turnarounds. He has worked in London, throughout Europe, Australia and also the United States.

iMedicare is a start-up based in Cluj and New York City and we admire entrepreneurial initiatives in Romania.