Enterprising Women programme provides free SETsquared business support to Women-led businesses

SETsquared Bristol are proud to have partnered with NatWest to deliver the Enterprising Women programme, supported by Crowdfunder, to launch a free initiative to help women-led businesses access world class business support, which includes workshops, coaching and mentoring from our expert advisors. The initiative also includes support to launch a crowdfunding campaign.

Applications for the next Enterprising Women programme will re-open in early 2021. Please check this page for more information or sign up to receive our monthly newsletter.

SETsquared Bristol was awarded the grant to run the programme due to its world class expertise in business support and its commitment to diversity. Enterprising Women was launched with an event on 26 November 2019, featuring a panel of inspirational women business founders.

The 2020 programme concluded with a live streamed showcase and pitching event on 27 October 2020. The recording is available here.

Enterprising Women 2020 cohort:

A&K's Playground logo

A&K’s Playground delivers live experiences and events to connect people with intergenerational play.


BCohCoh logo

BCohCo is building cohesive communities using a grassroots, systems thinking approach, to promote the cross-pollination of ideas on DICE (Diversity, Inclusion, Cohesion, Equality) matters.


Bonnie Binary logo

Bonnie Binary exists to help people with physical and cognitive challenges to interact in new ways with domestic technology through beautifully-designed functional controls.


Buttercup Learning logo

Buttercup Learning is a content and design studio that produces family friendly content across augmented reality books, apps and online courses.


E2E logo

Engineer2Engineer (E2E) is an engineering skills platform aimed to build an active and co-operative learning environment for engineers across multiple disciplines.


Eco Innovative Systems

Eco Innovative System (EIS) designs hydroponic systems for customers who are interested in indoor gardening to grow fresh, organic and high quality vegetables and herbs.


Ferry X logo

Ferryx is developing safe and effective live bacterial therapeutics for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.


Gritty Talent logo

Gritty Talent connects emerging creative talent from under-represented backgrounds in film, TV and digital platforms with decision makers responsible for commissioning and producing content.


Hedira logo

Hedira allows people to care for their indoor plants via smart notifications.


Invented Futures logo

Invented Futures is a growth programme that enables and stimulates smaller niches and gaps in design thinking and strategy, prototyping and product iteration.


Kaedim logo

Kaedim enables 3D creators to spend more time doing what they love by automating repetitive tasks using AI, turning sketches into digital 3D models in seconds.


KOKU Health logo

KOKU Health is a disruptive technology designed to increase access, uptake and engagement to evidence based falls prevention exercises and increase awareness of healthy ageing practises.


Latch Aid logo

LatchAid is an innovative breastfeeding/early-parenthood support app utilising 3D interactive technology, AI powered virtual breastfeeding support groups, and a personalised virtual supporter to help women learn breastfeeding skills and access 24/7 support, expertise, and companionship. 


The Mindstyling Podcast

Mindstyling is a down-to-earth podcast that showcases leaders who aren’t afraid to push the boundaries and gives you the tools to start “MindStyling” for yourself.

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Satis logo

Satis is a female-first innovative model for female urination. The model will enable women to not only be safe but also be efficient without having to waste time queueing.


Yello Butterfly logo

Yello Butterfly aims to create a new approach to the way in which we communicate with those in society who cannot or can no longer use the pen and paper method of communication and for those who have barriers.


Coming soon - applications for Enterprising Women 2021:

What you get:

Workshops delivered by SETsquared Bristol Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and external experts

Advisor-in-Residence clinics with professional service firms, including lawyer and accountant

A dedicated business mentor

Access to SETsquared Bristol networking events

Support with a crowdfunding campaign (if desired), culminating with a launch of the campaigns in October 2020 at Engine Shed

NatWest are offering grants to certain successful projects (each project may receive NatWest top-up funding up to 50% of the overall fundraising target up to a maximum of £5,000).

PR through NatWest and SETsquared Bristol

What we're looking for:

Women with side-hustles, hobby businesses or new business ideas or that need support to take their business to the next stage

Women that live and work in the UK

Women that are open and receptive to support and advice

Women with the ambition for business growth and financial success

Zara Nanu, CEO of Gapsquare

“The SETsquared training courses and the support from Entrepreneurs-in-Residence has been really helpful. SETsquared is very supportive of diverse businesses, and I think that really helps businesses thrive. If we didn’t set up the company in Bristol with its supportive  ecosystem, I don’t know if we would have been where we are right now.”



Jaya Chakrabarty MBE, CEO of TISC report.org

"As a social enterprise the biggest value for me was the business review panel. Interrogating our business case and enabling me to refine my pitch has helped me up my game to the next level. Thank you SETsquared!"


Sara Bolt, Co-founder of Forth

“For Forth, another benefit of being a SETsquared member is sharing our experiences with others going through the same journey. For me, as a female founder, it’s good to be part of the SETsquared Women’s Founders Forum. Although female entrepreneurship is growing, we’re still vastly outnumbered by our male counterparts, and I’ve yet to present to a female angel investor.”