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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Startup advice from Rick Chapman, Entrepreneur in Residence

Rick Chapman, Entrepreneur-in-Residence

As part of a series of startup advice features with our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiRs), we had a chat with Rick Chapman to hear his top tips for startups. Our EiRs work with our members to provide support, advice and recommendations drawn from their own entrepreneurial backgrounds and specialist experience. In what ways does your own…

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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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Investment app to go live after smashing crowdfund target

Following their successful crowdfund raise of more than £440,000, SETsquared Bristol member, Stratiphy, a London-based fintech startup, will soon be launching an investment app.   The app will allow users to trade according to risk profile, industry preferences and sustainability criteria. It uses powerful analytics to perform backtesting in seconds and compare multiple strategy scenarios.    Stratiphy was set…

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Startup advice from Stewart Noakes, Entrepreneur in Residence

In the second of a series of startup advice features with our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiRs), we had a chat with Stewart Noakes to hear his top tips for startups.  Our EiRs work with our members to provide support, advice and recommendations drawn from their own entrepreneurial backgrounds and specialist experience.  In what ways does your…

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Stornaway.io wins Audience of the Future Award to automate Unity game creation for multiple platforms

Our member, interactive filmmaking platform, Stornaway.io, have been awarded an Audience of the Future award by Innovate UK to let creators easily author interactive video stories for multiple platforms including major game, mobile, desktop, film, TV and video on demand platforms, via a simple automated integration with Unity. The first interactive feature film created in…

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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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Bristol ranks top five for UK tech growth

Bristol has been named one of the UK’s fastest growing tech cities following what was a record year for the sector in Britain in 2021. The city has been ranked fifth for regional UK tech growth in the Digital Economy Council’s new ‘Levelling Up Tech Power League’ report. Tech firms received £26 billion in venture…

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