Is your tech business ready for an incubator?

Kimberley Brook, Interim Director at SETsquared Bristol

Kimberley Brook, Director of SETsquared Bristol, reflects on what we look for when selecting new technology startups, and the questions to ask yourself before you apply to the incubator.  SETsquared Bristol has two incubation programmes, Quest and Propel, designed to support founders at every stage of their business development. Across our programmes we are currently incubating over 90 technology…

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Startup advice from Kevin Simmons, Entrepreneur in Residence

Kevin Simmons, Entrepreneur in Residence at SETsquared Bristol

As part of our startup advice series with our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiRs), we had a chat with the newest member of the team, Kevin Simmons, to hear his top tips for founders and startups. Tell us a bit about yourself including any hidden talents? My strongest dislike in life is ‘tell me about yourself’ questions.…

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SETsquared Bristol’s guide to regional business support resources

Hot air balloon over Clifton Suspension Bridge

We understand that it’s tough starting out with a new startup, so we’ve put together this guide to the business support services we offer, as well as other options available regionally.  General business support Incubation   SETsquared Bristol’s incubation programmes are for high-growth potential technology startups with a UK-registered business. Membership includes tailored business support, coaching,…

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Welcome to our new Advisers in Residence

New Advisers in Residence, Caroline Clark (COO), Edmund Daniels (AI), Jess Saumarez (Marketer) and Mike Paton (COO)

We are pleased to welcome our new Advisers in Residence, Caroline Clark (COO), Edmund Daniels (AI), Jess Saumarez (Marketer) and Mike Paton (COO).   Our community of 19 Advisers in Residence are a key aspect of our incubation programme, providing pro-bono advice to our members across specialist areas including legal, finance, investment and product development.  Adviser information  Caroline Clark,…

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Welcome to our new Advisers in Residence

We are pleased to welcome QantX, Purplefish and Rocketmakers as our three new Advisers in Residence for investment, marketing and product development. Our specialist Advisers in Residence are a key aspect of our incubation membership, providing pro-bono services to our members, from funding, product development and marketing to finance, legal and IP. South West venture capital firm QantX…

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Practical sales processes for startups

Rick Chapman teaching Sales Processes workshop to a group

Our Entrepreneur in Residence, Rick Chapman, leads an annual Practical Sales Processes workshop for tech startups in the SETsquared Bristol community.   Rick is a serial entrepreneur, Non-Executive Chair of two startups, and Founder of EDI Partners. Through his experience, he has developed a tried and tested process for non-salespeople to achieve results. Here we share…

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Stewart Noakes: Becoming investment ready

Stewart Noakes, Entrepreneur in Residence at SETsquared Bristol, shares his guide to becoming investment ready for technology startups. So, you want to raise seed funds for your idea, but with so much information out there it can be hard to find where you should start. Every investor seems to ask you something different and when you’ve…

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Introducing Kimberley Brook, Interim Director at SETsquared Bristol

Kimberley Brook, Interim Director at SETsquared Bristol

We’re delighted to welcome Kimberley Brook as our new interim Director at SETsquared Bristol. As Director, Kim will focus on the strategic growth of our incubation and pre-incubation programmes, alongside the development of corporate partnerships and investor relations.  Kim takes the helm from Marty Reid who has taken up the role of Interim Executive Director…

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Anna-Lisa Wesley: Down with the elevator pitch, up with good chat

Anna-Lisa Wesley at SETsquared Bristol

Anna-Lisa Wesley, Entrepreneur in Residence at SETsquared Bristol, shares her six-step guide to get through informal pitch situations with your reputation intact and maybe even a few hot leads. For as long as I’ve been in business we‘ve been talking about refining the elevator pitch. That idea that an entrepreneur might serendipitously find themselves in…

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