Start-up Support

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SETsquared helps nurture the very best technology companies in the South of England form initial design through to commercialisation. Each centre has developed and evolved the support they provide.

Cost Explanation: Costs range from £125 for membership.

Support for Start-ups includes access to:

Business Support

Mentoring - each start-up is also carefully matched with a team of mentors who can provide specialisms and expertise - be it marketing, legal, IP or financial advice - whatever is required. SETsquared mentors are generally people who have started their own businesses and raised finance, so are highly experienced and provide their expertise on a pro bono basis, adding a huge amount on value.

Business Review Panels - The purpose of business review panels is to help keep companies on track and provide some strategic advice. Occurring every 4 months on average, panels will give input to the plan, provide strategic guidance, as well as answer particular questions and are made up of carefully selected, experienced business people and SETsquared staff.

International market access - Facilitating access to the US market.

Open Innovation - SETsquared can connect you to corporate organisations and universities to facilitate knowledge transfer and innovation.

Investment Support

Investor Readiness - Including business planning, investment strategy, sales and team development, the preparation of a hard-hitting executive summary and a compelling ‘elevator pitch'. 

Investment Events - Including an annual investment showcase where start-ups can present their ideas to an audience of venture capitalists and angel investors, and an investor garden party in Bristol.

Flexible Office Space

Including 24/7 access to incubation space, meeting rooms and a vibrant entrepreneurial community. Virtual membership can give you access to SETsquared support if you don't need the office space, and some centres even offer grow on space for when you outgrow the centre.


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