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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Nicola Hemmings guest blog: Founder burnout: From surviving to thriving

Guest blog by Nicola Hemmings, Doctoral student in Organisational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London Introduction This past year has been challenging professionally and personally for many. Building a business presents multiple challenges for new founders and the pandemic has only added to the burden by increasing levels of isolation and uncertainty. Reports suggest that…

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Sophie Connolly joins as Team Assistant

We are pleased to welcome Sophie Connolly to the SETsquared Bristol team as our Team Assistant.  Sophie is responsible for managing the SETsquared Bristol office and organising various activities for our members, such as events, workshops and Business Review Panels.   Having recently graduated from the University West of England (UWE) with a Masters in Innovation and Applied Entrepreneurship in 2019, Sophie has been heavily involved in entrepreneurship education regionally. Most notably co-founding the Female…

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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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Latest financing for Micrima developing a disruptive breast cancer scanning system

SETsquared Bristol alumnus, Micrima limited, have closed the latest fundraising round by way of a convertible loan note. The company raised £1.9 million from new and existing shareholders which is being matched by the ‘Future Fund’, the UK government initiative delivered by the British Business Bank, thereby providing Micrima with £3.8 million of funding in…

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Neuronostics close oversubscribed seed funding round

SETsquared Bristol member, Neuronostics, an award-winning SME, has successfully secured £300K for the ongoing development of its revolutionary clinical decision support systems. The funds being received from a group of private investors who are establishing a new venture capital fund QantX Ventures. Neuronostics has developed patented technology that enables faster and more accurate diagnosis of…

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Jack Jordan-Connelly joins as Business Incubation Manager

We are pleased to welcome Jack Jordan-Connelly to the SETsquared Bristol team as our Business Incubation Manager. Jack is responsible for the day-to-day management and development of the incubation programme, including membership management to ensure companies receive the tailored support they need to succeed. Jack will also be involved with innovation projects in the West…

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Enterprising Women 2.0: Take your business to the next stage

Are you a woman with a new business, business idea or side-hustle hobby who is looking for support to launch and grow your business? To mark International Women’s Day, we are opening applications for Enterprising Women 2.0, our fully funded pre-incubation programme for women-led businesses, in partnership with NatWest. Now in its second year, Enterprising…

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