Call out for women founders looking for business support 

Enterprising Women 3.0 group

We’re thrilled to launch Enterprising Women 4.0, our free business support programme for aspiring women founders, kindly funded by NatWest. Enterprising Women is open to early-stage founders in the UK who identify as women or non-binary assigned female at birth with tech, tech-enabled or non-tech startups, business ideas or side hustles. Over the course of…

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SETsquared Bristol companies create a record 300 new jobs

Fourteen people in Actuation Lab team outside in front of building with Actuation Lab logo

We are pleased to announce that our member companies created a record 300 new jobs in 2023. They also generated over £45 million in revenues and raised a combined £50 million in funding. The sectors with the highest number of jobs created were fintech, healthtech and engineering. Seventeen of the new jobs were created by…

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Winners announced – Innovate UK Unlocking Potential Award

Two of the women founders of Eleria standing together smiling in front of foliage

Four SETsquared Bristol companies have secured funding from Innovate UK’s Unlocking Potential: Build Award to accelerate their innovations into development. Eleria, Inclued AI, MyCoPilot.ai and SpatialCortex Technology have each received a £50k grant and access to tailored mentorship and support programmes. The Innovate UK competition is investing a combined £6.2m into innovative projects with the…

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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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Bristol startups pitch at SETsquared’s 20th annual investment event

Kailash Manohara Selvan from SpatialCortex with Jack Jordan Connelly at SETsquared Investment Futures event

Six of our companies were selected to present their startups at SETsquared’s Investment Futures 24 showcase in London this November. Investment Futures is an annual high-profile occasion that over its 19-year history has showcased hundreds of the best UK technology, science and innovation-led startups across six SETsquared centres, helping them raise more than £160m. SETsquared…

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Inspiring women founders pitch at Enterprising Women finale 

Enterprising Women 3.0 group

We were delighted to showcase 18 women-led startups on our Enterprising Women 3.0 pre-incubation programme last week.   The evening, kindly hosted at TLT in Bristol, brought an inspirational group of women founders together with an audience to pitch, network and celebrate the launch of their innovative startups, ranging from healthtech to sustainability solutions.   The programme…

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Welcome to our new Advisers in Residence

New Advisers in Residence, Caroline Clark (COO), Edmund Daniels (AI), Jess Saumarez (Marketer) and Mike Paton (COO)

We are pleased to welcome our new Advisers in Residence, Caroline Clark (COO), Edmund Daniels (AI), Jess Saumarez (Marketer) and Mike Paton (COO).   Our community of 19 Advisers in Residence are a key aspect of our incubation programme, providing pro-bono advice to our members across specialist areas including legal, finance, investment and product development.  Adviser information  Caroline Clark,…

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Welcome to our new Advisers in Residence

We are pleased to welcome QantX, Purplefish and Rocketmakers as our three new Advisers in Residence for investment, marketing and product development. Our specialist Advisers in Residence are a key aspect of our incubation membership, providing pro-bono services to our members, from funding, product development and marketing to finance, legal and IP. South West venture capital firm QantX…

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