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Lineup revealed for region-wide tech accelerator programme

The cohort of startups taking part in the StartUp Studio accelerator programme this autumn has been announced by Tech South West.

Now in its second run, the region-wide accelerator provides early stage tech startups with a three month programme of hands-on workshops, funding advice, 1:1 mentoring, expert insight into business growth, guidance on attracting investment, pitch practice...

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Success for region’s first StartUp Studio live pitch event

The South West's first ever StartUp Studio pitch event took place last week, with startups from across the region pitching to a panel of investors, business strategy experts and key partners.

Hosted by Tech South West, the event featured eight startups that have each taken part in the StartUp Studio accelerator programme - a new virtual accelerator for early stage tech companies in...

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Beyond the balance sheet – capitalising your IP & software development costs

This is a guest post from Tech South West StartUp Studio partner RSM , a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders.

Many start-up or high growth technology companies face significant initial costs in the creation of their software platform and products, which once completed, will have an enduring benefit to the company for many years.


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Express yourself: Building an authentic brand identity as a tech organisation

In the latest Tech South West StartUp Studio Insight blog, marketing and communications experts Astley Media provide insight into establishing an authentic brand identity.

Astley Media is a marketing and PR agency with specialist teams working in the tech, government and education space.

Being authentic as a brand is more than about having values.

It’s about those...

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How does your tech brand achieve it’s true potential?

A guest post by Astley Media , as part of the Tech South West StartUp Studio Insight blog series.

In a world where brands are competing for their audience’s attention it can be hard to cut through the noise.

At Astley Media we have developed five key steps to better plan your marketing strategy and build your communications around more than just sales messaging, so...

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Tech, media and the debt market

RSM share their insight into debt, funding and the tech industry.

Equity or debt funding? Media and tech business have access to both. But the magic of a well-funded business is in balancing the two.

Walking that line means taking on as much debt as you can manage – because it’s cheap and easy to access – but not so much that it burdens and risks the business. These forces are in...

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An Introduction to Grant Funding for R&D projects

In the latest Tech South West StartUp Studio Insight blog, non-dilutive funding experts Granted Consultancy provide a run-down of grant funding for R&D projects.

What types of grants are there?

There are two main types of grants – Capital/Business Growth grants and R&D grants.

Business Growth grants cover capital expenditure e.g. buildings or machinery, with project...

Lineup revealed for new Tech South West StartUp Studio

The first cohort for the new Tech South West StartUp Studio has been announced.

The programme will feature ten tech firms specialising in robotics, healthtech, advanced engineering and software development. The cohort was chosen from a shortlist of companies from across the South West including Bath, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

The StartUp Studio is a fully-funded...