Jon Nordby

Texas / Team / Head of Community & Ecosystem
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John Nordby is the Managing Director for MassChallenge Texas in Houston. Previously, Jon lead the spin out of Houston’s Innovation Initiative, Houston Exponential, an office that serves as a catalyst for Houston’s Innovation economy bridging the gaps between startups, corporates, investors, academia and governments. He lead the creation of the HX Venture Fund, the HX Capital and Growth Summits, 14 community-based committees, and the efforts that attracted MassChallenge to Texas. Jon was the Vice President of Talent and Acquisition for Greater Houston Partnership, co-founded a startup, and serves as a board member for multiple startups and projects including the Startup Genome Project and JobMedic.


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