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World-class Silicon Gorge event delivers strong investor interest for SETsquared members

By SETsquared-Bristol / 10th December 2018

Four SETsquared Bristol members pitched to a crowd of international investors at Silicon Gorge last week, one of the South West’s major investor events. All investor prospects had the opportunity to pitch for up to £5 million in cash.   This year’s event took place on 6th December at Watershed where 11 of the region’s…

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Snap Tech pitches for £2m investment at SETsquared’s 15th Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase

By SETsquared-Bristol / 7th December 2018

UK entrepreneurs behind high-growth potential technology companies, including Bristol-based Snap Tech Ltd, gathered in London on 5 December 2018, to pitch for a combined £18m to an audience of investors at SETsquared Partnership’s annual Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase.   Running for the past 14 years, SETsquared’s Investment Showcase has become a huge success; attracting hundreds of investors,…

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Ziylo Founder Dr Harry Destecroix Voted Bessemer Fellow of 2018

By SETsquared-Bristol / 22nd November 2018

Ziylo was recently acquired in a deal worth up to $800m, giving rights of its glucose-binding molecules to Novo Nordisk Dr Harry Destecroix progressed through the SETsquared incubation programme with Ziylo, which he founded as a University of Bristol spin out in 2015 Bessemer Fellowship is awarded to the person who exhibits tenacity, drive, ambition,…

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New Enterprise Competition winners awarded funding and SETsquared membership

By SETsquared-Bristol / 9th November 2018

University of Bristol researchers, iCOMAT have been announced as winners of the New Enterprise Fund, and awarded with the top prize – a £10,000 backing fund to help develop their composite manufacturing design company. Competition sponsor, SETsquared Bristol, was delighted to award two funded places on its business incubation programme to runners up: Actuation Lab…

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SETsquared Bristol use their member’s technology to create community powered video

By SETsquared-Bristol / 8th November 2018

One of the best parts of running a tech business incubator is discovering and trying out new technology of today and tomorrow. We were pleased to collaborate with SETsquared Bristol members Sauce, to produce an audience generated smartphone film to capture one of our Connect networking events. Sauce have made a short film reflecting on…

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Ada Lovelace Day – SETsquared ventures inspire entrepreneurs and #WomeninSTEM of the future

By SETsquared-Bristol / 12th October 2018

Tuesday the 9th of October 2018 was Ada Lovelace Day, annually celebrated worldwide to honour the first person ever to write a line of code. Ada Lovelace was a 19th Century mathematician, best known for her work with Charles Babbage to develop the ‘Analytical Engine’ computer, and cited as publishing the first ever algorithm and…

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SETsquared members share their diversity and inclusion goals on BBC Points West

By SETsquared-Bristol / 24th September 2018

On Wednesday 12th September, SETsquared Bristol Centre Director, Monika Radclyffe, and two incubator members were featured on BBC Points West discussing the prevalent topic of diversity in tech.      Filmed at Engine Shed on the day that Tech Nation hosted an event celebrating the high levels of productivity in the Bristol tech scene,…

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#Idea2Pitch is back to empower growing technology businesses

By SETsquared-Bristol / 24th September 2018

SETsquared Bristol’s #Idea2Pitch workshop will return on 23rd October to help new technology companies sharpen their business ideas and pitches. Attendees will receive business support and advice from SETsquared Bristol’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Greville Commins, and will have the opportunity to practise their pitches amongst peers.   #Idea2Pitch is a free opportunity for technology businesses to make…

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TravelLocal.com raises growth capital to fund global expansion

By SETsquared-Bristol / 11th September 2018

This week, SETsquared Bristol member, TravelLocal.com, announced that it has raised a growth capital funding round to assist it in accelerating its growth globally.   TravelLocal delivers authentic, personalised holidays and advice direct to clients. Working with hand-picked local travel companies and experts, it is transforming the tailor-made holiday industry by cutting out the middleman,…

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Crowd sourced video combines Brunel’s innovation of the past with Bristol’s future innovators

By SETsquared-Bristol / 10th September 2018

SETsquared Bristol partner with their members, video platform Sauce, to produce a collaborative video of the incubator’s networking event Taking place on board the SS Great Britain on Tuesday 4th September, the event gave attendees the opportunity to network with a wide range of people and expand their entrepreneurial networks Attendees were invited to experience…

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