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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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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

World-class Silicon Gorge event delivers strong investor interest for SETsquared members

10th December 2018

Four SETsquared Bristol members pitched to a crowd of international investors at Silicon Gorge last week, one of the South West’s major investor events. All…

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Snap Tech pitches for £2m investment at SETsquared’s 15th Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase

7th December 2018

UK entrepreneurs behind high-growth potential technology companies, including Bristol-based Snap Tech Ltd, gathered in London on 5 December 2018, to pitch for a combined £18m to an…

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SETsquared Bristol case study : One Big Circle

5th December 2018

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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