Our mentors are at the core of the Virgin StartUp offering, providing our funded startups with advice, support, and a friendly ear. Every month we pick a mentor who has gone above and beyond for the entrepreneur they support, and for July it is Jonathan Patterson of DWF Ventures. Let's find out more!

Business name:  DWF Ventures

Based in:  Manchester

Website:  www.dwf.law

Twitter: @pattersonJP

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/dwfdifference

Mentee: Platzki

Mentor of the Month - Jonathan Patterson

What’s your current business? 

Legal Services.

What’s your specialist area of business?

Legal Services Innovation.

Sum up your attitude to business in one word?


How do you make sure you achieve your daily goals?

I draw my priorities in picture form first thing every morning.

What tech can’t you live without? 

I am currently addicted to Blippar, a visual discovery app, on my iPhone.

What book/magazine/blog would you recommend people read, and why? 

Back of a Napkin by Dan Roam, because your written communication will never be the same again.

Why do you love being a VSU mentor?

You get to meet new people who have great ideas and bags of enthusiasm.

What’s the best startup advice you have received? 

Don’t be afraid of being unconventional.


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