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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Breakthrough Bursary scheme supports diverse founder startups

We’re thrilled to announce that five innovative tech companies with founders from diverse ethnic backgrounds have been awarded our 2022 Breakthrough Bursary. Now in its third year, the bursary provides heavily subsidised membership to our incubation programme including bespoke business support, mentoring, coaching and investment readiness training, as well as access to University of Bristol…

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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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Is your tech business ready for an incubator?

Marty Reid, Director of SETsquared Bristol, reflects on what we look for when selecting new members, and the questions to ask yourself before you apply.  We’re experiencing exciting times at SETsquared Bristol. We are currently incubating over 80 high-growth potential technology startups, from a broad range of sectors. Many of our members have gone on to achieve significant global success,…

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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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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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