Blogs

Rick Chapman, Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Startup advice from Rick Chapman, Entrepreneur in Residence

By SETsquared-Bristol / 25th April 2022

As part of a series of startup advice features with our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiRs), we had a chat with Rick Chapman to hear his top tips for startups. Our EiRs work with our members to provide support, advice and recommendations drawn from their own entrepreneurial backgrounds and specialist experience. In what ways does your own…

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Olivia Champion, Entrepreneur in Residence: Gender diversity in startups

By SETsquared-Bristol / 28th March 2022

As we reflect on all of the achievements of women across different sectors for International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month this March, it’s only natural that, as Entrepreneur in Residence for SETsquared Bristol, my mind turns to women entrepreneurs. In 2019 the treasury commissioned Alison Rose, Chief Executive of NatWest Group to lead an…

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Startup advice from Stewart Noakes, Entrepreneur in Residence

By SETsquared-Bristol / 28th January 2022

In the second of a series of startup advice features with our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiRs), we had a chat with Stewart Noakes to hear his top tips for startups.  Our EiRs work with our members to provide support, advice and recommendations drawn from their own entrepreneurial backgrounds and specialist experience.  In what ways does your…

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Is your tech business ready for an incubator?

By SETsquared-Bristol / 21st January 2022

Marty Reid, Director of SETsquared Bristol, reflects on what we look for when selecting new members, and the questions to ask yourself before you apply.  We’re experiencing exciting times at SETsquared Bristol. We are currently incubating over 80 high-growth potential technology startups, from a broad range of sectors. Many of our members have gone on to achieve significant global success,…

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Monika Radclyffe: Farewell – reflections from my time at SETsquared Bristol

By Rhian Jarman / 14th December 2021

My almost 6-year long journey with SETsquared Bristol is coming to an end. It is time for me to move on with the next chapter of my career. However, I do hope that we can all stay in touch and that the SETsquared team will have me as a new mentor!   I will be forever grateful to Nick Sturge,…

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Baking sustainability into the startup cake

By SETsquared-Bristol / 27th October 2021

On 28 September 2021 we ran a workshop on how to embed sustainable practices into a startup. The session was led by Eleanor Akers, Director of Innovative Energy Consultants, whose focus is on helping businesses grow sustainably. Here we share our top tips from the session. What is sustainability? A useful way of thinking about…

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Startup advice from Anna-Lisa Wesley, Entrepreneur in Residence

By SETsquared-Bristol / 21st October 2021

In the first of a series of startup advice features with our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiRs), we had a chat with Anna-Lisa Wesley to hear her top tips for startups. Our EiRs work with our members to provide support, advice and recommendations drawn from their own entrepreneurial backgrounds and specialist experience. In what ways does your…

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SETsquared Bristol companies see success on Scale-Up Programme

By SETsquared-Bristol / 6th October 2021

Blog by Steve Mayers, Head of Scale-Up, SETsquared Established in 2018, SETsquared’s Scale-Up Programme has so far supported its 280 member companies to raise £45 million in grant funding for collaborative R&D projects, plus an additional private co-investment of £34.8 million. The aim of the programme is to support companies that are on the cusp…

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Paul Forster, Community Manager: Working towards a more inclusive and equal tech scene

By SETsquared-Bristol / 29th September 2021

Anybody with half an eye on the global, national, or local tech scene will know that it’s a primarily a pale, male and stale affair. In other words, whether we’re talking global behemoths or scrappy startups, they’re traditionally helmed by white men.   When I first started as Community Manager at SETsquared Bristol some four and a half years ago, one of the first conversations I had…

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Is your tech business ready for an incubator?

By SETsquared-Bristol / 6th September 2021

Monika Radclyffe, Centre Director of SETsquared Bristol, reflects on what we look for when selecting new members, and the questions to ask yourself before you apply.  We’re experiencing exciting times at SETsquared Bristol. We are currently incubating over 80 high-growth potential technology startups, from a broad range of sectors. Many of our members have gone on to achieve significant global success,…

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