Propel

Grow your business

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For high-growth potential technology startups with a UK-registered business.

Propel is crafted around your needs and ambitions to help you stay accountable and de-risk your business as it scales. 

Joining Propel gives you bespoke business support, coaching and training, an expert network of advisers, mentors and investors, and a community of inspirational startups. 

Membership includes access to the Engine Shed Members' Lounge, our workspace by Temple Meads station. Here we run workshops, adviser sessions and networking events, and you can meet clients and teams in SETsquared's meeting rooms at no charge. Office and coworking spaces are also available to rent. 

Your business can be located anywhere in the UK or abroad, as long as it has a UK registered address. To get the most out of Propel we recommend you can travel to Bristol for training and networking events. 

What you get:

Bespoke Business Support

Business advice and coaching from one of our Entrepreneurs in Residence

Mentoring from business leaders, alumni and Advisers in Residence

Support with raising investment and finance

Skills and Training

Skills and training workshops, forums and peer-led focus groups

Discounted rates on a range of business software

Support in the Entrepreneurial Community

Access to our network of partners and startup community

SETsquared events including networking and investment showcases

PR via our website, newsletter and social media channels

Propel packages:

Startup Membership

£172.50* pcm
  • Startup membership is for early stage, pre-revenue businesses, who receive our full range of services at discounted rates for the first year.

Full Membership

£230* pcm
  • Full membership is for growth stage, post-revenue businesses who receive access to our full range of services, including free access to meeting rooms.

*Prices exclude office spaces and VAT. If you are interested in office space, please check out our Offices and Coworking spaces.

Join us - tell us about your business

You will need to have information about your business  (overview, customers, financials, team) at hand in order to complete the application.

Zara Nanu, CEO of Gapsquare

“The SETsquared training courses and the support from Entrepreneurs in Residence have been really helpful, bringing different perspectives that helped us think about what we’re doing and challenge us at the same time.

SETsquared is very supportive of diverse businesses, and I think that really helps businesses thrive. If we didn’t set up the company in Bristol with its supportive ecosystem, I don’t know if we would have been where we are right now.”

 

William Britton, Founder & CEO of AutonoMe

"SETsquared membership has been hands down one of - if not the best decision I've made. I've gained loads of great knowledge that I wouldn't have been able to get anywhere else, as well as access to advisors and experts: I've met almost all of our seed investors through SETsquared - many of whom at Tech-Xpo."

Raman Mistry, Co-founder & CEO of Cotham Technologies

“SETsquared membership has been great and very supportive, giving our business credibility through association with their brand. Being members has allowed us to be around other companies with similar challenges.

We found the workshops really useful, as well as advice and coaching from the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and advisor clinics, covering all areas of business from marketing, finance and raising capital."

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Calling all women entrepreneurs

Applications now open for Enterprising Women 4.0, a fully-funded business support programme to help women take their business or idea to the next stage.