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Launchpad Futures: Falmouth University's project to drive business growth in Cornwall starts new chapter

Falmouth University's venture studio and incubator, Launchpad, is evolving and starting a new chapter with the launch of "Launchpad Futures."

The innovative programme made possible by £1.57m of funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, aims to bolster business growth in Cornwall and enhance the region's economic impact.

The team behind Launchpad Futures will support...

Tech leaders take part in the 2023 growth programme

South West tech companies offered growth boost

Tech companies across the South West of England have the chance to work with top growth coaches and experts as part of Tech South West’s new business support programme.

Growth Forge will see tech firms utilise a proprietary assessment tool to identify two-to-three priority areas, then work with partners such as Microsoft, Sandler, Bishop Fleming, Ashfords, Howden and Program, along...


New investment & innovation support for creative and green tech businesses coming soon to the South West

Creative tech and green tech businesses in the South West are set for a boost this Autumn with two new programmes of specialist support being launched by SETsquared.

The support will hone in on critical business needs such as raising investment, developing scalable and profitable business plans, and identifying and applying for appropriate funding for all-important research and...

Neil Morris, Chief Executive and co-founder at Kelpi

Tech South West reveals scaleup Ones to Watch 2023

Farming robots, ‘Google Maps for boats’ and artificial coral reef cubes are amongst the technologies celebrated in the first ever Tech South West Ones to Watch company showcase in 2023.

Selected from a longlist of nominations submitted by tech hubs, clusters and science parks across the South West, the Ones to Watch project showcases 22 of the tech sector’s most exciting high...

Ali Kazmi - Ethical Equity

Minority ethnic tech founders supported by SETsquared Bristol Breakthrough Bursary

Acclaimed technology incubator SETsquared Bristol , led by the University of Bristol, is relaunching its Breakthrough Bursary for the fourth year, continuing its commitment to tech inclusivity.

The bursary is for UK tech entrepreneurs from a minority ethnic background, providing access to tailored business support at heavily discounted rates. This includes coaching and mentoring,...

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South West tech accelerator returns after £1m first year success

The only tech business support programme for the whole of the South West of England is launching for its second year, after helping companies secure £1m.

Tech South West StartUp Studio 2021 saw the likes of Paranimo, Eate, Groundwaves, Milbotix and a clutch of other early stage pre-seed companies go on to raise £1m of grants and investment since completing the programme - with some...

UK’s largest cyber startup accelerator opens for applications

UK’s largest cyber startup accelerator opens for applications

Applications are now open for cohort two of Cyber Runway , the accelerator programme funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Cyber Runway, which is the UK’s largest cyber accelerator, is delivered by Plexal with support from Deloitte and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies.

Over six months, up to 100 startups will be given support designed...

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New programme launched to bring South West tech to the world

A new business support programme has launched to support South West tech companies to scale overseas.

The GO Global programme , delivered by Tech South West, is free to access and designed for companies who are currently scaling or looking to scale overseas.

Run in partnership with global financial consultancy firm RSM , with support from the Department for International...

John Courtney, CEO of Boardroom Advisors

South West business support firm authorised by Home Office for Startup Visa Endorsements

South West-based Boardroom Advisors have now been officially authorised by the UK Home Office to act as an Endorsing Body for Startup Visa applications.

This is the second Visa for which Boardroom Advisors, based in Exeter, Bristol and Cheltenham, is now an Endorsing Body. The news follows the authorisation from the Home Office last year for the Innovator Visa, for which the firm has...


New Investor in Residence service announced by SETsquared Bristol

Mercia Asset Management has been announced as the new Investor in Residence service for SETsqaured Bristol member companies,and will be offering monthly one-to-one investment advice clinics starting in February.

Mercia is a UK domestic investor with a focus on regional businesses that are seeking venture, private equity or debt finance to scale or transition their businesses....