Sustainable student startup winners join SETsquared Bristol

SLANT and Weaving Change founders with New Enterprise Competition award trophies

We are pleased to welcome two sustainable student startups to our Quest incubation programme as winners of the New Enterprise Competition. The New Enterprise Competition is the University of Bristol’s longest running startup competition which awards £35,000 of funding to entrepreneurial students, staff and alumni each year. SLANT and Weaving Change will join our community…

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The least answered question when preparing for investment

Kevin Simmons, Entrepreneur in Residence at SETsquared Bristol

Kevin Simmons, Entrepreneur in Residence at SETsquared Bristol, reflects on the best way to improve the odds of getting investment for your tech business. “No matter how ‘investor ready’ you may be, if the investor is not ‘ready’ for you, then your business will not secure the investment it desires.” “How do I make my business…

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Cell technology spinout Impulsonics closes £450k funding

Impulsonics founders at NEC competition

Impulsonics has closed its first funding round to advance the development of its unique biotech automation platform and begin customer trials. Impulsonics is an award-winning cell technology spinout from the University of Bristol’s Ultrasonics and Non-Destructive Testing Research Group, building on over a decade of deep research and leveraging world-leading expertise in acoustics. The company…

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Battery development startup Celltris receives £0.8 million investment

Celltris team - six people in manufacturing space smiling wearing black Celltris jumpers

Bristol-based battery startup, Celltris has received a substantial boost in investment towards its mission to eliminate wasted internal space in lithium-ion cells, the rechargeable batteries used in electric vehicles. The company has announced the closure of a £0.8m combined equity and grant investment round which was led by QantX and supported in partnership with UKRI’s…

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Medtech startup Neuronostics raises over £2 million

Neuronostics team - nine men and women smiling, wearing business casual

Multi-award-winning medtech startup, Neuronostics, has raised more than £2m in funding to develop its pioneering epilepsy diagnosis technology. The company received £2.1m in an oversubscribed seed funding round led by the Ascension Life Fund. Chris Wheatcroft, Investment Director at the Ascension Life Fund said: “We are delighted to have invested in Neuronostics, whose software as…

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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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Biotech startup Impulsonics awarded £300,000 Innovate UK grant

Impulsonics founders at NEC competition

Bristol-based startup, Impulsonics has been awarded the prestigious ICURe spinout support grant of £300,000 to enable the development of its unique technology platform for biotech automation. The grant will enable the company to develop its flexible acoustic platform for key applications in the process of growing cells in order to streamline cell culture automation. This…

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Siloton co-founders awarded Institute of Physics’ Clifford Paterson Medal

Siloton founders, 2 men wearing blue shirts in front of trees

Dr Alasdair Price and Dr Euan Allen, Co-founders of healthtech startup Siloton, have been awarded the Institute of Physics’ Clifford Paterson Medal for ‘exceptional early-career contributions to the application of physics in an industrial or commercial context’.  Siloton joined SETsquared Bristol’s incubation programme in January 2023 to further develop its innovative diagnostic imaging technology to…

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Moropo releases innovative app testing tool

Moropo founders with demo

Bristol tech company Moropo has launched a new mobile app testing tool for software agencies and startups. The web-based automation platform comprises a low-code test creator, a test scheduling system and a results inspector, and works for both iOS and Android. Moropo joined SETsquared Bristol in March 2022 and has since secured over £340,000 in…

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