Brian Condon is a founder of x-innovate, a new business based in Kent. x-innovate is an accelerator services company, working with start-up and early stage tech businesses to accelerate growth. The business takes a long-term view and provides highly person-centred approaches to support at the critical stages for businesses with growth potential.
Some of the ideas behind x-innovate were tested at the Centre for Creative Collaboration ("C4CC") which Brian founded and led. C4CC was a joint venture between four of the UK’s leading universities. C4CC supported collaboration and innovation between companies large and small, Universities, freelancers and micro businesses. A 5 year project beginning in 2010, C4CC was instrumental helping students and recent graduates businesses - with 37 start-ups in the final 2 years creating over 100 jobs. Businesses Brian supported include Pavegen (which generates electricity from human-powered paving slabs) and GrowUp Urban Farms (which uses aquaculture principles to provide fish and salad crops in cities).
Brian is a member of the Frontline Club which champions independent media and journalism, the Academy of Urbanism and the Royal Television Society. His business portfolio includes roles as director of the CBN Limited (a cooperative which works on the future of the UK's digital infrastructure) and non-executive director of Tri-Print Limited (his family printing business).