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KETS Quantum Security wins Tech-Xpo 2020

By SETsquared-Bristol / 2nd July 2020

KETS Quantum Security, world leaders in integrated quantum cryptography hardware solutions, pitched against ten other startups from Bristol’s world-leading tech scene to win the ‘Best Elevator Pitch’ audience vote at Tuesday’s inaugural online version of SETsquared Bristol’s Tech-Xpo.  Tech-Xpo is SETsquared Bristol’s flagship pitch, demo, connect showcase, open to its startup members.   Founded in 2016 in the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs, KETS work with…

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SETsquared Bristol named Hottest Accelerator in Europe

By SETsquared-Bristol / 29th June 2020

SETsquared Bristol has been awarded ‘Hottest Accelerator’ in Europe at The Europas Awards. The University of Bristol led incubator, based at Engine Shed, supports the growth of technology-based businesses, helping them move from initial ideas into commercial viability. SETsquared Bristol fought off stiff competition to win the title, beating 11 companies in the long list…

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Receipt Bank acquires Bristol startup Xavier to power accountants with “better advice from better data”

By SETsquared-Bristol / 19th June 2020

SETsquared Bristol members and data quality startup, Xavier Analytics, has been acquired by digital accounting platform Receipt Bank, boosting the range of advisory tools offered to accountants and bookkeepers.  Xavier automates complex checking of financial data with an easily understandable health score. It detects errors and anomalies in complex business data within accounting software, reducing the…

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SETsquared Bristol shortlisted for Hottest Accelerator in Europe

By SETsquared-Bristol / 8th June 2020

We are thrilled to be confirmed as a finalist of the Hottest Accelerator Award in The Europas, the premier awards for the hottest tech startups in Europe. SETsquared Bristol is competing against 5 other companies: ATI Boeing, Entrepreneur First, Founders Factory, Seraphim Space Camp and Startup Wise Guys for the title.  The winner will be announced…

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SETsquared Bristol partner with Blackfinch #ISOLATIONINTERN platform to help startups recruit specialist talent during COVID-19

By SETsquared-Bristol / 5th June 2020

Blackfinch Group announces the launch of the #ISOLATIONINTERN  platform in partnership with investment industry firms and universities to enable specialist talent acquisition under COVID-19 Restrictions. The initiative aims to supercharge early stage companies and help keep this vital sector of the economy on track. Startups are facing difficult times due to COVID-19 whilst many university…

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SETsquared Bristol Case Study – LettUs Grow: Making agriculture more sustainable in the face of climate change

By SETsquared-Bristol / 3rd June 2020

To help our aspiring entrepreneurs and future SETsquared Bristol members, we showcase a number of case studies demonstrating the breadth of tech at SETsquared Bristol and what it takes to achieve success. We had a chat with LettUs Grow Co-founder and Managing Director, Charlie Guy… LettUs Grow Key Facts Start date:  2015 Market sector: Agritech Location: Bristol Number of employees:…

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Pitching companies announced for SETsquared Bristol’s first online Tech-Xpo

By SETsquared-Bristol / 29th May 2020

Eleven startup companies from Bristol’s world-leading tech scene have been announced to pitch and demo their innovative products at SETsquared Bristol’s Tech-Xpo 2020. The companies competing for the Best Elevator Pitch are: AutonoMe, Barbal, Bristol Pound, Byrde, Elvie, GenomeKey, getUBetter, iletpro, KETS, Radii Devices and Zentraxa. Tech-Xpo will be hosted online for the first time in its sixteen-year history, enabling the…

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Maths with Parents win government funding to support disadvantaged families during COVID-19

By SETsquared-Bristol / 29th May 2020

SETsquared Bristol members and social enterprise, Maths with Parents, have been awarded InnovateUK grant funding to develop their home learning platform in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Over 8,600 organisations from across the UK applied to InnovateUK. Dr Ian Campbell, Executive Chair of Innovate UK, said: “The ideas we have seen can truly make a…

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SETsquared Bristol announces new and extended FD-in-Residence service

By SETsquared-Bristol / 26th May 2020

We are pleased to announce our new and extended FD (Financial Director) in Residence service for SETsquared Bristol members, which is now available weekly instead of fortnightly. Our incumbent FD in Residence, Corrigan Accountants, led by Partner, Pete Edwards, are continuing to provide the service, but will be joined by Jonathan Gaunt, Founder and Managing Director of FD Works, helping us to providing a more frequent and broad…

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I-Phyc raises £550k to grow sales of new eco-friendly system

By SETsquared-Bristol / 22nd May 2020

SETsquared Bristol member, Industrial Phycology (I-Phyc), a company that has developed an eco-friendly water treatment system that can reduce pollution levels, has raised £550,000 to help roll it out to the water industry, and because of the take-up across the water industry, will soon be open to further investment. I-Phyc has secured a second round of…

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