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Launchpad to deliver first business accelerator workshop for Cornish businesses

Falmouth University’s Venture Studio, Launchpad, is running a fully funded practical workshop from 29 June to 1 July designed to equip early stage incorporated companies and freelancers with the knowledge and skills needed to accelerate their business.

Participants will gain comprehensive training, practical advice, and guidance from industry experts Stephens Scown and Inkwell along...

Innovative tech companies announced for SETsquared Bristol’s Tech-Xpo 2022

Innovative tech companies announced for SETsquared Bristol’s Tech-Xpo 2022

Sixteen startup companies from SETsquared Bristol , the University of Bristol’s acclaimed tech incubator, will exhibit and demo their innovative products at the flagship Tech-Xpo 2022 showcase on 29 June.

The companies shortlisted to compete for Best Elevator Pitch award are: Corus , Grand Bequest , Hope Tech , Inclued , Lurnable , Metasonixx , Milbotix , Optect and Voltric ....

Feyaza Khan

Feyaza Khan: It’s an exciting time for tech in Cornwall

South West Tech Daily journalist and podcast host Feyaza Khan travelled to Cornwall this weekend to see what’s been getting the local tech scene so excited.

It’s an exciting time for tech in Cornwall.

Home to the South West’s fastest growing tech sector (with a forecasted CAGR of 18% by 2026, as revealed by the Tech South West Tech Analysis Report ) and a booming aerospace...

Claire Ladkin, Founder and CEO at All About The Cooks, pitching

Investment competition launched for Bristol startups

Bristol startups are being invited to enter a competition to practice their pitching skills, get connected with investors across the UK and win prizes worth more than £10k, plus a mentoring package.

The Pitch is an annual competition for startups in the UK, launched in Bristol in 2008 and with regional finals in Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, and London.


Ewan Moran, founder of Barback

South West founders pitch to impress at Like Minds Festival

An edtech app for homeschoolers, robotic learning toys for children, and a digital employment platform for the hospitality industry were among the innovations showcased at the Like Minds Nudge Ideas Festival , held on Friday 25 March in Exeter.

With speakers of national significance in attendance including science leaders, former BBC presenters and globally successful entrepreneurs,...

Bristol cityscape

University of Bristol spinouts top UK rankings for investment returns

The University of Bristol has been revealed as the UK’s top university for providing returns on its spinout companies.

The South West university tops the national list for returns on its spinouts, at an average of £3.85 generated for every £1 invested, according to The University Spinout Report 2021 . That’s compared to an average of £2.30 generated by spinouts from the top ten UK...

Matthew Vamplew, Paranimo

Bristol healthtech startup Paranimo adds Nice Group (SW) to its growing client base

Devon-based Nice Group (SW) has partnered with Bristol mental health tech startup Paranimo to boost the wellbeing of its staff.

Paranimo works with technology driven companies to improve their employees’ mental wellbeing, by using their matching intelligence to connect them to the right support online, in person or via the telephone.

Paranimo was one of the first tech...

SETsquared Exeter Startups Weekend

Getting the most from your MVP (and why you need one)

Insight provided by Colin Dart, Technology Manager at SETsquared Exeter

Throughout my time supporting tech start-ups with SETsquared Exeter, I have found myself giving one particular piece of advice regularly. “You need an MVP”.

It’s a simple piece of advice that opens up an area of activity that is often misunderstood. This isn’t a surprise either. Given the fast paced,...

Students looking at computers

South West universities named among UK's best startup producers

Two universities in the South West have been named in Tide’s University Start-Up League , which ranks the UK’s top universities for producing startup businesses.

Cornwall’s Falmouth University came third in the rankings, having generated over 1000 viable startups since 2014/15.

Falmouth is the highest-ranked university in the report outside of London.

The report...


Rising Stars: Top five early-stage tech companies in SW revealed

Tech Nation has today announced the 5 South West Regional Winners of its fourth Rising Stars competition, which recognises the brightest and best early-stage tech scaleups from every area of the UK. In total, 55 fast-growing tech companies from across the UK have been named this year’s Regional Winners - 5 within each UK region. Previous years’ Rising Stars Regional Winners have included...