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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Healthtech spotlight: Jack Fertility

Founders of Jack Fertility wearing black and white Jack Fertility branded clothing

Jack Fertility has recently launched its £500K fundraising campaign to bring the world’s first home-to-lab sperm test kit to market. We had a chat with Co-founders, Lily Elsner and Nick Shipley, to hear their story… Jack Fertility at a glance: Start date: 2022 Market sector: Healthtech Location: Oxford Number of employees: 3 Amount of funding raised: £125k + government…

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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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Climatetech spotlight: Fathom

Four founders of Fathom smiling, wearing business casual attire

Fathom, a global leader in flood and climate risk, has recently announced its significant acquisition to Swiss Re. We had a chat with Co-founder, Dr Andrew Smith, to hear his story… Fathom at a glance: Start date: Incorporated 2013 Market sector: Insurance/Climatetech Location: Bristol/London Number of employees: 55 Amount of funding raised: £5m seed funding Company growth…

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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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Amutri: Revolutionising 3D visualisation

Amutri 3D visualisation in use - woman using VR headset for architectural design

Following Amutri’s £1 million raise in grant and equity funding, we had a chat with CEO, Michael Calver and Product Manager, Masayuki Kishi, to hear their story… Amutri at a glance:  Let’s start with Amutri’s elevator pitch Amutri is building a revolutionary 3D Visualisation product that turns Computer-aided design (CAD) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) files into…

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Green transport spotlight: Dash

Omar Mahamed, founder of Dash, smiling, wearing a suit, standing in front of trees

Dash has recently launched its pilot for a green transport solution. We had a chat with Co-founder, Omar Mahamed, to hear his story… Dash at a glance:  Let’s start with Dash’s elevator pitch At Dash, we are building an eco-friendly vehicle sharing service that provides our communities with an affordable solution to vehicle ownership. We believe that…

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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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