Blogs

Paul Forster, Community Manager

Paul Forster, Community Manager: Working together for better

By SETsquared-Bristol / 17th April 2019

It’s been two years since I commenced my role as Community Manager at SETsquared Bristol, which continues to be an exciting and insightful journey that is enriched by the projects I’ve led and the partnerships I’ve made as Diversity Champion. SETsquared Bristol have been working hard on increasing diversity and inclusion within the incubator, specifically…

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Rhian Jarman, Senior Administration Assistant

Mogul Magazine Digital Business Surgery: How to maximize social media for business

By SETsquared-Bristol / 25th March 2019

SETsquared Bristol is proud to partner with Mogul Magazine, Bristol’s first Black led digital magazine. Members of our team share monthly business advice and digital business surgeries for Mogul’s readers in each publication. Submit your business question to info@mogulmagazine.co.uk, where it could be published and answered by one of our business experts. Together we’ll ensure that business advice,…

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Mogul Magazine Digital Business Surgery: How to stay focused and motivated to succeed

By SETsquared-Bristol / 21st February 2019

SETsquared Bristol is proud to partner with Mogul Magazine, Bristol’s first Black led digital magazine. Members of our team share monthly business advice and digital business surgeries for Mogul’s readers in each publication. Submit your business question to info@mogulmagazine.co.uk, where it could be published and answered by one of our business experts. Together we’ll ensure that…

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Greville Commins, Entrepreneur in Residence: SETsquared Interviews – what the best prepared companies show us

By SETsquared-Bristol / 20th February 2019

When high growth technology start-up companies apply to SETsquared Bristol, the confidential online application is reviewed by the team and qualifying companies are invited in for interview. A lot of people ask us why do we do interviews and what are we looking for. Why do we do face to face interviews? To get to…

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Monika Radclyffe, Centre Director: SETsquared myth busting

By SETsquared-Bristol / 29th January 2019

Monika Radclyffe, Centre Director of SETsquared Bristol, expels some common misunderstandings about who can join the business support programme. The incubator doesn’t have space for startups – MYTH Business support is delivered through our bespoke acceleration programme, and the majority of our members join us on a virtual basis. However, we do have the whole…

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Rick Chapman, Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Rick Chapman, Entrepreneur-in-Residence: It’s not the answers that let us down…

By SETsquared-Bristol / 12th December 2018

No entrepreneur or business coach will ever tell you not to listen to your customers – they are the lifeblood of your business after all. However, there’s also a danger – the quality of response you get will be critically linked to the quality of the questions you ask.   A few months ago in…

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Rhian Jarman, Senior Administration Assistant

Rhian Jarman, Marketing and Events Coordinator: Focus or hocus pocus

By SETsquared-Bristol / 13th November 2018

At SETsquared Bristol, we often hear that one of the most valuable parts of our business support programme are Business Review Panels (BRPs). Their purpose is to act as a sounding board for the venture, to keep the business on track, and to help facilitate rapid growth.   During these sessions, our venture members present their…

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Greville Commins, Entrepreneur-in-Residence: How to deliver the ultimate elevator pitch

By SETsquared-Bristol / 25th October 2018

Elevator pitches are a key part of business, both for raising investment and winning customer approvals, that 90 second explanation of your proposition can make a huge difference.   The elevator pitch was coined, originally, in the USA to describe the opportunity arising from the chance encounter in an elevator/lift with a senior member of…

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Pete Keevil, Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Pete Keevill, Entrepreneur In Residence: So how BIG is your idea?

By SETsquared-Bristol / 12th September 2018

The classic SETsquared member company is a small technical team with some promising technology that needs help in developing a business strategy – customer proposition, sales channels, pricing strategy etc. Once the strategy is in place, we can help companies develop their “pitch deck,” that communicates that strategy to potential investors with all the necessary…

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The value of co-location

By SETsquared-Bristol / 16th August 2018

The tech startup scene is changing quickly. Coming back to Bristol after eight months on maternity leave was quite an eye opener for me. Before I left in October 2017, pretty much every week I had a conversation with someone about the problem of lack of available office space. The most painful one was a…

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