Blogs

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SETsquared Bristol’s guide to regional business support resources

By SETsquared-Bristol / 6th December 2023

We understand that it’s tough starting out with a new startup, so we’ve put together this guide to the business support services we offer, as well as other options available regionally.  General business support Incubation   SETsquared Bristol’s incubation programmes are for high-growth potential technology startups with a UK-registered business. Membership includes tailored business support, coaching,…

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Putting founders first to ensure company survival

By SETsquared-Bristol / 6th July 2023

The journey of being a founder in a high-tech, high growth business can be both exciting and rewarding. However, without a founder’s focus, determination and tenacity the business has a high chance of failure, with 60% of all UK startups failing within their first 5 years.   This is why it is essential for a founding…

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Four key reasons to grow your business at SETsquared Bristol 

By SETsquared-Bristol / 7th June 2023

Jack Jordan-Connelly, Business Incubation Manager for SETsquared Bristol, reflects on why technology startups and scaleups should invest in business incubation support, and the benefits of growing a business at SETsquared Bristol.  Within the SETsquared Bristol cohort, we have a broad mix of experience across our founders and executive teams. What unites them all, from first time…

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The winning wellbeing factor: Psychological safety for competitive edge

By SETsquared-Bristol / 24th April 2023

This month we feature a guest blog from award-winning business and wellbeing coach, Amy Armstrong, The Executive Alchemist, who has worked with SETsquared Bristol tech founders and their teams since 2016. Competitive advantage is something we’re constantly seeking for our teams. Workplace wellbeing isn’t necessarily where we look for it. Yet, we all know that…

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Practical sales processes for startups

By SETsquared-Bristol / 28th March 2023

Our Entrepreneur in Residence, Rick Chapman, leads an annual Practical Sales Processes workshop for tech startups in the SETsquared Bristol community.   Rick is a serial entrepreneur, Non-Executive Chair of two startups, and Founder of EDI Partners. Through his experience, he has developed a tried and tested process for non-salespeople to achieve results. Here we share…

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Stewart Noakes: Becoming investment ready

By SETsquared-Bristol / 23rd February 2023

Stewart Noakes, Entrepreneur in Residence at SETsquared Bristol, shares his guide to becoming investment ready for technology startups. So, you want to raise seed funds for your idea, but with so much information out there it can be hard to find where you should start. Every investor seems to ask you something different and when you’ve…

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Is your tech business ready for an incubator?

By SETsquared-Bristol / 2nd February 2023

Kimberley Brook, Interim Director of SETsquared Bristol, reflects on what we look for when selecting new members, and the questions to ask yourself before you apply. SETsquared Bristol is currently incubating over 80 high-growth  technology startups from a broad range of sectors. Member companies can make use of the bespoke business support we offer including Entrepreneur in Residence…

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Kimberley Brook, Interim Director at SETsquared Bristol

Introducing Kimberley Brook, Interim Director at SETsquared Bristol

By SETsquared-Bristol / 6th January 2023

We’re delighted to welcome Kimberley Brook as our new interim Director at SETsquared Bristol. As Director, Kim will focus on the strategic growth of our incubation and pre-incubation programmes, alongside the development of corporate partnerships and investor relations.  Kim takes the helm from Marty Reid who has taken up the role of Interim Executive Director…

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Anna-Lisa Wesley: Down with the elevator pitch, up with good chat

By SETsquared-Bristol / 2nd December 2022

Anna-Lisa Wesley, Entrepreneur in Residence at SETsquared Bristol, shares her six-step guide to get through informal pitch situations with your reputation intact and maybe even a few hot leads. For as long as I’ve been in business we‘ve been talking about refining the elevator pitch. That idea that an entrepreneur might serendipitously find themselves in…

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Diverse founders are worth investing in – Paul Forster

By SETsquared-Bristol / 28th October 2022

It’s a fitting time for an update on SETsquared Bristol’s equality, diversity and inclusion work as October is Black History Month, plus Ada Lovelace Day, Dyslexia Awareness Week and Diwali all fall within this month. Yet it’s been only a year since my last update, and year can be a short time in the world…

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