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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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Ziylo acquired by Novo Nordisk in a deal for a potential $800m

By SETsquared-Bristol / 6th September 2018

SETsquared Bristol member, Ziylo, has been acquired in a deal worth up to $800m (£625m) in potentially one of the largest successes in the history of its spin out parent, the University of Bristol.   The biotech company has sealed the deal with Copenhagen-based pharmaceutical giant, Novo Nordisk, who will gain full rights to Ziylo’s…

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SETsquared Partnership set to contribute £26.9 billion to UK economy and 22,000 jobs by 2030

By SETsquared-Bristol / 31st August 2018

The SETsquared Bristol incubator, along with it’s Partnership centres, will contribute £26.9 billion to the UK economy by 2030, according to an independent research report published this week by Warwick Economics & Development (WECD). The world’s top university business incubator, which is comprised of five research intensive universities: Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, is…

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Greater engagement needed with diverse local communities to encourage more BAME tech entrepreneurs in Bristol

By SETsquared-Bristol / 23rd August 2018

A research project into Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) diversity and inclusion funded by SETsquared Bristol has highlighted the need for increased engagement between the tech sector and Bristol’s diverse local business communities. The research report was conducted by ACH and Up Our Street with the aim to improve and increase the inclusion and…

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Start-ups can win up to £40,000 in the New Enterprise Competition

By SETsquared-Bristol / 16th August 2018

Applications are now open for the University of Bristol’s New Enterprise Competition, which offers three opportunities to apply and pitch for start-up funding. The annual competition is open to students, staff, and recent graduates of the University, and SETsquared is pleased to be sponsoring again in 2018. Entrants of the New Enterprise Competition can be…

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SETsquared Tech-Xpo 2018 videos released

By SETsquared-Bristol / 24th July 2018

The video and trailer from SETsquared Tech-Xpo 2018 event at Circomedia are now available to watch online. Tech-Xpo is an annual nomadic showcase and pitching competition for the best of Bristol’s high-tech sector. 17 companies exhibited at the event LettUs Grow were chosen as winner out of six pitches VVW, Bristol Private Equity Club, ForrestBrown, and…

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SETsquared Bristol Ventures Celebrate Success with 16 Awards in Two Weeks

By SETsquared-Bristol / 12th July 2018

SETsquared Bristol ventures have celebrated an influx of accolades this awards season, with nine companies bringing home 16 prizes in just two weeks! At TechSPARK’s SPARKies Awards, which were held in Bristol on 21st June, SETsquared ventures stole the show with six winners across nine awards. Interactive Scientific took home ‘Most Exemplary use of Virtual…

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