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Innovative start-ups receive windfall in boost to Bristol’s creative technology centre

Creating dialogue for every possible outcome in video games, moving musical experiences from stereo to immersive and holding ticketed events in virtual spaces are among seven pioneering projects which have been granted a share of £1.2 million. The cutting-edge companies have been welcomed onto the MyWorld programme , led by the University of Bristol , and selected by Digital Catapult , the UK...

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UK tech startups urged to take action to secure their IP

The UK has a strong record in research and development and a vibrant emerging tech startup ecosystem. This makes innovative UK companies attractive targets for state actors, competitors, or criminals. As a startup founder or leader, the motivation to steal your business’s IP could be to gain a competitive advantage, seek commercial profit, or to increase another states’ military advantage...


TechBlast reveals Bristol Startups 2.0

Bristol’s most promising early-stage technology startups have been celebrated in the first Bristol Startups 2.0 list.

The list , which recognises 18 of Bristol’s under-the-radar early-stage startups, has been published by nationwide startup community publication .

These founder-led startups are all bootstrapped, grant-funded, pre-seed or angel-backed and...

SETsquared’s Scale-Up Programme members

SETsquared’s Scale-Up Programme members set to contribute £1.3bn to UK economy

A new independent report published yesterday by Warwick Economics and Development at SETsquared’s Future of the Economy event in Bristol estimates that companies supported by its Scale-Up Programme will contribute £1.3bn GVA to the UK economy between 2018 and 2030.

Established in 2018, SETsquared’s Scale-Up Programme supports innovative, growing businesses to raise public and private...


Leading European tech startup event comes to Cornwall

Software Cornwall is proud to announce that Cornwall will host one of Europe’s most distinguished tech startup events this September, bringing together founders, business leaders and investors within the software and tech ecosystem from across the south-west region.

Slush began as a meetup of 250 people with a pitch competition in Helsinki in 2008 and quickly grew to an attendee size...

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Tech-Xpo 2023 unveils cutting-edge technology startups

Sixteen startups will promote their innovative technologies to an audience of influential investors and business leaders at Bristol's Tech-Xpo 2023 on 28 June.

Now in its 19th year, Tech-Xpo is the flagship pitch, demo and connect showcase for the University of Bristol’s acclaimed tech incubator, SETsquared Bristol .

Eleven of the 16 companies are shortlisted to compete on...

Launchpad is a venture studio embedded within Falmouth University.

Cornish-based startups up for awards

Two startups supported by Falmouth University’s venture studio, Launchpad, have been shortlisted for this year’s South West England Startup Awards.

Web-based easy parking payment solution, Find Park Pay , is up for the Mobile & Emerging Technologies StartUp of the year.

Founder Tim Macknelly said: “We’re delighted to be shortlisted for this award; it validates that we’re...


British Business Bank marks 100,000 Start Up Loans milestone

Start Up Loans, part of the British Business Bank, announces that its programme has facilitated over 100,000 loans worth more than £941 million to businesses throughout the UK. The figure marks a significant milestone for the programme since its creation in 2012.

Of the total 100,228 loans, 40% have been to women and 20% to people from Black, Asian and Other Ethnic Minority...

Legal advice

Growing a startup and getting legal advice you can trust

Acknowledging the pitfalls of growing a startup and taking the steps to avoid them can help startups ensure that all the hard work will pay off.

Hugo Walker, Head of Marketing and Digital at Bristol-based Gravitywell, spoke to London Law Collective Director Tim Herbert on why it’s important to invest in proper expert legal advice you can trust.

This interview was originally...

BETA100 founders Camilla Carrapatoso and May Ireland

New digital platform launched to "shake up the startup ecosystem"

A startup from Falmouth University’s Venture Studio , Launchpad , has just launched their platform - a network of talent that companies can use to build up their product and grow their businesses. It all starts with a project that can be awarded in cash, equity or a blend of both.

Founded by Camilla Carrapatoso and May Ireland, BETA100 aims to be a platform for the future of work; a...