Our team brings a wealth of experience to offer bespoke support for SETsquared Bristol ventures.
As well as the Centre Director, Community Manager, and Administration team, our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence bring insights from their own high-tech businesses.
Monika Radclyffe, Centre Director
Monika is responsible for SETsquared Bristol Business Incubation Centre, where she manages the Centre’s strategy and delivery of incubation activity to the 80+ high-tech ventures.
Monika's career includes setting up a student incubator at the University of Westminster, running an entrepreneurial community of 6,000 members, setting up two co-working spaces and a digital acceleration programme at Dreamstake, facilitating open innovation programmes between corporates, academics and startups,running global innovation events at Fortune 500 firm, Cognizant, and leading delivery on fintech innovation programmes at ENTIQ.
Jack Jordan-Connelly, Business Incubation Manager
Jack is responsible for the day-to-day management and development of the incubation programme, including membership management to ensure companies receive the tailored support they need to succeed. Jack is also involved with innovation projects in the West of England and nationally to promote the regional ecosystem and increase member and partner initiatives.
Paul Forster, Community Manager
As Community Manager, Paul builds relationships, connects and solves problems within the SETsquared community, and works with the wider Bristol and South West ecosystem to form collaborative and mutually beneficial partnerships. He project manages partnerships with corporate and innovative partners and is focused on and committed to spearheading diversity.
Tamsin Denbigh, Marketing Manager
Tamsin oversees the marketing strategy, branding and
Rhian Jarman, Events and Marketing Coordinator
Rhian co-ordinates the centre’s event programme including the annual SETsquared Tech-Xpo showcase, regular networking events for members, as well as founder, alumni and mentor forums. Rhian also co-ordinates the marketing and communications activities, including social media, online content, newsletters and centre and venture publicity.
Sophie Connolly, Team Assistant
Sophie is responsible for managing the SETsquared Bristol office and organising various activities for our members, such as events, workshops and Business Review Panels. Sophie graduated with a Masters in Innovation and Applied Entrepreneurship in 2019, and has been heavily involved in entrepreneurship education regionally.
Anna-Lisa Wesley, Entrepreneur in Residence
Anna-Lisa is one of two founding partners of startup advisory Sapphire & Steel, a business mentor at leading technology accelerators including TechStars, Accenture FIL, Barclays Black Founders, BGV and coach to academics looking to commercialise. Anna-Lisa is advisor to a portfolio of startups across the CleanTech, FinTech and Social Impact sectors.
Dr Olivia Champion, Entrepreneur in Residence
Molecular Microbiologist Dr Olivia Champion was as a research scientist for twenty years in Europe and North America, in the field of infectious disease. She commercialised her academic research and founded Exeter based biotechnology company, BioSystems Technology in 2015. In 2018 Dr Champion founded Entec Nutrition Ltd, an Agri Tech company using circular economy principles to produce insects as an alternative protein source.
Rick Chapman, Entrepreneur in Residence
Rick has over 30 years of experience working in high tech industries, predominantly Semiconductors and Software. He is the Non Executive Chair of two exciting startups and a founder of EDI Partners Ltd. As well as his work with SETsquared, he works with other organisations in Bristol & Bath supporting the high tech cluster.
Stewart Noakes, Entrepreneur in Residence
An experienced entrepreneur, Non-Executive Director, Interim Manager, Executive coach and mentor Stewart has started, grown and run multiple businesses in the UK, USA, India and Portugal. Stewart is on the boards of 5+ organisations and has experience in over 16 countries and more than 10 sectors.