Inclued wins Best Elevator Pitch award at Tech-Xpo 2022 

By SETsquared-Bristol / 30th June 2022

Our member, Bristol-based startup Inclued whose software helps identify bias, pitched against eight other innovative technology startups to win ‘Best Elevator Pitch’ at Tech-Xpo on Wednesday 29 June.  Now in its 18th year, Tech-Xpo is our flagship pitch, demo, connect showcase that provides a platform for startups to promote their innovative technologies to an audience of influential investors and business movers…

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Innovative tech companies announced for Tech-Xpo 2022

By SETsquared-Bristol / 8th June 2022

Sixteen of our member companies will exhibit and demo their innovative products at our flagship Tech-Xpo 2022 showcase on 29 June. The companies shortlisted to compete for Best Elevator Pitch award are: Corus, Grand Bequest, Hope Tech, Inclued, Lurnable, Metasonixx, Milbotix, Optect and Voltric. The annual showcase will take place at the incredible St George’s Bristol with…

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Breakthrough Bursary scheme supports diverse founder startups

By SETsquared-Bristol / 1st March 2022

We’re thrilled to announce that five innovative tech companies with founders from diverse ethnic backgrounds have been awarded our 2022 Breakthrough Bursary. Now in its third year, the bursary provides heavily subsidised membership to our incubation programme including bespoke business support, mentoring, coaching and investment readiness training, as well as access to University of Bristol…

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Enterprising Women showcases new innovative businesses

By SETsquared-Bristol / 18th February 2022

A cohort of 13 women entrepreneurs showcased their innovative startups at a pitching event on 15th February as a finale to our Enterprising Women 2.0 pre-incubation programme. Now in its second year, the NatWest funded programme helps women-formed businesses to access SETsquared Bristol business support, including coaching, mentoring, pitch training and workshops. The event, hosted…

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SETsquared Bristol tech companies raise record investment

By SETsquared-Bristol / 2nd February 2022

We are thrilled to announce that our companies attracted a record investment of £98.8 million in 2021. The figure was equivalent to 15% of the total £636 million raised by Bristol businesses last year, evidence of a promising market recovery since Covid. More than half of our 80 companies raised investment in 2021, including alumnus…

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Investment app to go live after smashing crowdfund target

By SETsquared-Bristol / 1st February 2022

Following their successful crowdfund raise of more than £440,000, SETsquared Bristol member, Stratiphy, a London-based fintech startup, will soon be launching an investment app.   The app will allow users to trade according to risk profile, industry preferences and sustainability criteria. It uses powerful analytics to perform backtesting in seconds and compare multiple strategy scenarios.    Stratiphy was set…

Read More wins Audience of the Future Award to automate Unity game creation for multiple platforms

By SETsquared-Bristol / 25th January 2022

Our member, interactive filmmaking platform,, have been awarded an Audience of the Future award by Innovate UK to let creators easily author interactive video stories for multiple platforms including major game, mobile, desktop, film, TV and video on demand platforms, via a simple automated integration with Unity. The first interactive feature film created in…

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Showcase to shine a spotlight on women-led startups

By SETsquared-Bristol / 21st January 2022

Eighteen women founders will pitch their startups at a Showcase event on Tuesday 15th February as a finale of the SETsquared Bristol Enterprising Women 2.0 pre-incubation programme. The showcase, live streamed from Engine Shed, is an opportunity to find out about new women-led innovations from a diverse range of sectors, and to celebrate their achievements.…

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Bristol ranks top five for UK tech growth

By SETsquared-Bristol / 17th January 2022

Bristol has been named one of the UK’s fastest growing tech cities following what was a record year for the sector in Britain in 2021. The city has been ranked fifth for regional UK tech growth in the Digital Economy Council’s new ‘Levelling Up Tech Power League’ report. Tech firms received £26 billion in venture…

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Mercia announced as new Investor in Residence service for SETsquared Bristol companies

By SETsquared-Bristol / 13th January 2022

We are pleased to announce Mercia Asset Management as the new Investor in Residence service for our member companies offering monthly one-to-one investment advice clinics starting in February. One of the UK’s most active investors, Mercia is exclusively a UK domestic investor with a focus on regional businesses that are seeking venture, private equity or…

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