Innovative tech companies announced for Tech-Xpo 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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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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New leadership team for SETsquared Bristol

We are delighted to announce two new leadership roles for SETsquared Bristol from January 2022 to strengthen the incubator’s position as a world-leading business support programme provider for ambitious tech companies. Marty Reid will become Director and Kim Brook will become Programme Manager of SETsquared Bristol. Marty and Kim take over from Monika Radclyffe who has…

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SETsquared INVEST 2021 shines spotlight on Bristol startups

Now in its 18th year the SETsquared Partnership’s annual investment showcase, INVEST 2021, took place online on 1 December. Sixteen of the very best UK tech companies pitched for the investment needed to take their startups to the next level of growth. The event showcased pioneering innovations backed by the SETsquared Partnership, ranging from technology to improve…

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Plans announced for FinTech West Accelerator

We were delighted to announce plans for a FinTech West Accelerator in partnership with Engine Shed during the FinTech West Summit at Bristol Technology Festival 2021. Drawing on recently published research from the University of Bristol, our vision is for a collaborative regional programme placed at the heart of a partnership of industry, academia and the regional technology…

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Bristol Technology Festival unveils schedule for October showcase

Bristol Technology Festival (BTF) has unveiled a packed schedule for its tech showcase event, taking place next week, 11-15 October 2021. Now into its third edition, BTF is an annual celebration designed to bring together events, people and communities to share, learn and explore technology developments in the southwest region. Events will encompass a range…

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Cardiff joins the SETsquared Partnership

Cardiff University has become the sixth partner of SETsquared, the world’s top-ranked university-business incubator. Cardiff joins the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton, and Surrey and will further strengthen the group’s capability for providing enterprise and innovation programmes for researchers, entrepreneurs and high-growth companies in its ecosystem. The SETsquared Partnership has an enviable track-record having…

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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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