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TechCrunch story on merger of Techstars and Springboard 20 Feb 13

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US accelerator mergers with major UK player Springboard

TechStars is good at keeping an accelerator local:

Cohen adds that the list of mentors will include Michael Acton Smith (of Moshi Monsters/Mind Candy fame), Russell Buckley (former European head of Google’s Admob), Brad Feld, Eben Upton from Raspberry Pi, and more. “Each of our U.S. locations are different, too. Every geography has its own strengths and weaknesses,” he adds. “We aim to have 80%+ of our mentors come from London, so they can work closely and hands on with our companies here and really go deep.”

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