Director of Programmes

Mark Lazar

"Mark is PUBLIC’s Director of Programmes. He built and ran Europe’s leading GovTech accelerator GovStart three years ago and has supported over 50 startups to work with public bodies across health authorities and local and central government. In addition, he has overseen accelerator programmes delivered on behalf of The Royal Navy, The Royal Air Force, NHSX, the Danish Ministry of Industry & Business, The Cabinet Office, The Ministry of Justice and the West Midlands Combined Authority, as well as having scaled GovStart to Germany. Previously to PUBLIC, Mark was at Techstars, where he ran five accelerator programmes, three of which were in partnership with Barclays Bank. His time in Techstars culminated in him spending a year in Tel Aviv setting up Barclays Techstars Israel."

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