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Jess Williamson

Program Manager, Techstars

Jess is a Program Manager for Techstars in London.

Formerly Community Manager for Springboard, she crossed the English border in 2011 to join in running the accelerator – and loves the madness almost as much as the awesome people.

Growing up 90 miles from Silicon Valley, it was actually Silicon Glen that enticed her into the startup scene in the UK. She first joined PWB Health as Product Manager to launch a new medical device aiding the early detection of breast cancer. Next she became North American Manager for TenBu Technologies, launching a Bluetooth leash for mobile phones and getting featured in Best of 2010 on BBC Click.

Drawn toward the wider community, she was also a consultant at Informatics Ventures and Cofounded the blog StartupCafe to unite Scotland’s growing startup scene.

MSc in Science & Technology Policy & Management at University of Edinburgh, BA Economics at Northwestern University – and always in blue.