Enterprising Women showcases new innovative businesses

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

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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Showcase to shine a spotlight on women-led startups

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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#Idea2Pitch returns as part of Bristol Technology Festival to support early-stage tech startups

Our free #Idea2Pitch workshop for tech startups is returning in-person at Engine Shed on 13th October 2021 as part of Bristol Technology Festival. #Idea2Pitch is a chance for novice entrepreneurs to explore the viability of a new business idea or for early-stage companies to enhance and hone their skills before approaching investors. The event includes…

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QTEC creates new programme to support the launch of deep tech startups

Our University of Bristol partner, Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC) is delighted to announce the launch of the QUEST programme, starting in October 2021. QUEST is a six month pre-incubator programme that will kickstart new technology ventures in the United Kingdom and beyond. The QUEST programme will support commercially driven researchers who are looking to…

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Neuronostics reach final of global competition

Neuronostics, a SETsquared Bristol member, is one of four finalists for the Nature Spinoff Prize 2021. The finalists were chosen for their potential to translate world-leading scientific research into products and services that would have lasting impact on society. Neuronostics was co-founded by Professor John Terry and Dr Wessel Woldman in 2018. Since that time,…

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Ferryx partners with AB Agri in first broiler chicken trial of stress-responsive probiotic

Live bacteria alternative to chemical intervention has significant poultry welfare implications. SETsquared Bristol member, Ferryx, a Bristol-based biotech startup, has announced that it has signed a partnership to conduct the first ever UK poultry trials of its lead product, with AB Agri, a global agri-food business focussed on food security and sustainability. AB Agri will…

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Neighbourly raises £3m Series A investment

SETsquared Bristol alumnus, Neighbourly, has raised £3 million in Series A investment to accelerate the growth and impact of their award-winning giving platform. Since launching the platform in 2014, they’ve worked with corporate partners like Aldi, M&S, Lidl, Danone, M&G Investments, Cadent and RSA Insurance, to support over 16,000 local good causes across the UK…

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Live-performance, augmented reality app, ‘The Round’, launches with exclusive event listing of EE BAFTA

Pioneering, live-performance and technology company, ‘The Round’, will launch its unique, immersive and self-titled app with an exclusive event listing at 6:45pm this Sunday, 11th April. Created using EE’s award-winning 5G-network, the AR music performance from EE will feature platinum-selling artist Liam Payne, ahead of the opening of the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards.…

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