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We provide a dynamic, collaborative, and supportive programme to grow your technology business

Breakthrough Bursary

Are you tech founder from a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) background? Apply for a Breakthrough Bursary to help accelerate your business

Quality, affordable office space

SETsquared office space is designed to meet the needs of new and growing eligible businesses


Global #1

For the second time, SETsquared Partnership has been named World’s Top university business incubator.

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SETsquared Bristol provides a dynamic, modern, and supportive environment to grow your technology business. Launched in 2002 by the University of Bristol, and based at Engine Shed, we are currently supporting over 80 innovative ventures.

All technology businesses can benefit from our high quality support environment, guidance on business growth, and strong links to university expertise, whether you are from the private sector or a university spinout.

SETsquared is the global #1 University Business Incubator - a long standing enterprise partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton, and Surrey, which specialises in growing technology start-ups through its world class business incubation programme.

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YellowDog CEO, Gareth Williams

Starting a business is hard. Starting a business on your own is harder. If you’re thinking of starting a high-growth potential business then SETsquared is the best place to begin.

Featured news and insights

Case Study – Cotham Technologies: App Development Transformed – Easier, faster, smarter, apps for all

22nd March 2019

To help our aspiring entrepreneurs and future SETsquared Bristol members, we are showcasing a number of case studies demonstrating the breadth of tech and depth of success…

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SETsquared Bristol celebrates increase in Women Founders on International Women’s Day

8th March 2019

Today, Friday 8 March, we celebrate International Women’s Day – a global event to raise awareness of gender biases and to highlight the importance of…

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SETsquared Bristol launches ‘Breakthrough Bursary’ to widen access to business support in Bristol

27th February 2019

Today, Wednesday 27th February, SETsquared Bristol launches a new bursary that will support entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds in accessing business support through the world-class SETsquared…

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