Jon Bradford is the Managing Director of TechStars in London. Previously he was the cofounder and CEO of Springboard. Jon loves to help startups and their founders achieve their true potential. Over the last 2 years, he acted as an advisor to many other multicompany accelerators from Montreal to Moscow.
Since launching Europe’s first bootcamp accelerator The Difference Engine in 2009 he helped to launch Springboard, which is now based in Cambridge and London. In addition, he has also founded ignite100, a reinvention of the Difference Engine, that combines a 13 week accelerator with follow on funding of up to £100 000 per team, as well as Startup Wise Guys in Estonia, Eleven in Bulgaria, and TexDrive in Moscow.