Jon Bradford is a highly experienced early-stage investor, having launched the first bootcamp accelerator outside of the US in 2009 that subsequently merged with Techstars to become Techstars’ first international program.
He also founded the Ignite100 Accelerator in the UK, the Startup Wise Guys Accelerator in Estonia and the Eleven Venture Accelerator in Bulgaria. Alongside this, he helped to launch a further nine accelerators from Montreal to Moscow earning him the title “Godfather of European Accelerators”.
Jon is also a cofounder of F6S, one of the world’s largest networks for entrepreneurs with over 1.5 million users, as well as a cofounder of Tech.eu, Europe’s premier tech news site. Jon was recently inducted into the Europas’ “Hall of Fame”, Europe’s premier startup awards.
Finally, Jon was recently appointed as an Executive Advisor to Dubai Future Accelerator and the Director of the John Bradfield Centre based in Cambridge, one of the largest startup incubators in the UK.