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Greville Commins: Lifetime Achievement Award nominee at the Tech South West Awards

In SWTD's third profile of the nominees for the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tech South West Awards , we look at the career of Greville Commins, who recently retired as SETsquared Bristol's Entrepreneur in Residence [EiR] after 15 years in the role.

During his time at SETsquared Bristol, Greville personally supported about 100 start-ups in their growth journey, through their...

A company based at EPIC

EPIC enters formal partnership with SetSquared Exeter

The Electronics and Photonics Innovation Centre (EPIC) in Torbay and SETsquared Exeter have announced a new partnership which will "enable technology businesses to benefit from the unique combination of skills, knowledge and expertise that the partners offer."

The formal partnership will support EPIC tenants to access the University of Exeter's research expertise, and provide...

Innovate UK commits to £2m in funding for SETsquared to stimulate business growth in the South West

SETsquared has been guaranteed an additional £2m funding from Innovate UK, a non-departmental public body providing support to companies by way of finances and business support.

The funds will be used to run a second phase of the Regional Angel Investment Accelerator (RAIA) scheme, a process which will be supported by the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) in partnership with...

SETsquared Exeter

A great start, but don’t stop there…

SETsquared Exeter are supporting the Tech South West StartUp Studio, a virtual accelerator for early stage tech companies in the South West.

The Tech South West StartUp Studio is kicking off again and it is great to see more businesses joining the programme and taking those early steps on a business journey which could lead anywhere.

What is most encouraging for me is that...

A SETsquared event with a marquee and lots of people

Cardiff joins the SETsquared Partnership

Cardiff University has become the sixth partner of SETsquared , the world’s top-ranked university-business incubator.

Cardiff joins the South West universities of Bath , Bristol and Exeter , as well as Southampton and Surrey , and will further strengthen the group’s capability for providing enterprise and innovation programmes for researchers, entrepreneurs and high-growth companies...

A mother using LatchAid

Bristol-based LatchAid launches new app during World Breastfeeding Week

Bristol-based LatchAid launched a new app last week, during World Breastfeeding Week, in a bid to provide increased support for breastfeeding mothers.

LatchAid, which is part of the SETsquared Bristol incubator, was set up by Dr Chen Mao Davies, an Oscar and BAFTA-winning expert in computer graphics and animation, after facing her own struggles with breastfeeding, pain and subsequent...

Investment app Stratiphy launches crowdfunding campaign

An investment app founded during lockdown by two graduates who had never met each other is seeking to raise funds via Crowdcube.

Stratiphy , which came through the South West’s SETsquared accelerator programme, lets users build trading strategies according to their risk appetite and sustainability criteria. Its aim is to democratise access to the sort of trading analysis that would...

Jenny Bailey, Ferryx, accepting Tech-Xpo trophy from Nathan Guest, VWV sponsor

Biotech company wins SETsquared Bristol’s Tech-Xpo 2021

Ferryx , a biotech company tackling gastrointestinal inflammation, pitched alongside ten other startups from Bristol’s world-leading tech scene to win ‘Best Elevator Pitch’ at SETsquared Bristol ’s Tech-Xpo on Wednesday 30 June.

SETsquared Bristol is a University of Bristol-led incubator, supporting the growth of technology-based businesses, helping them move from initial ideas into...

SETsquared companies raise record £616m in 2020

Member companies at one of the South West's most prominent incubators of tech businesses raised an astonishing £616m in investment last year, an increase of 40% on the 2019 figure.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, members of SETsquared , which has partnerships with the universities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter, raised record levels of investment in 2020. Private investment accounted...

SETsquared Bristol's #Idea2Pitch workshop is back to help early startups get pitch perfect

SETsquared Bristol ’s next #Idea2Pitch workshop for tech entrepreneurs is on 15 June 2021.

#Idea2Pitch is a chance for novice entrepreneurs to explore the viability of a new business idea, or an opportunity for early stage companies to enhance and hone their skills before approaching investors.

This free event includes a workshop on what makes a good business idea and...