Support for start up entrepreneurs and growth companies
The SETsquared entrepreneurship courses are ideal for entrepreneurs with an idea for a tech-based product or service and founders of early-stage technology ventures.
At the Bath SETsquared centre we also offer fully funded bespoke business acceleration across a number of sectors.
Please get in contact to find out more about how we can help with your business ambitions and funding goals.
Social Enterprise Startup Workshop
Social Enterprise and Innovation Programme (ERDF funded) - Bath SETsquared Innovation Centre
The Social Enterprise and Innovation Programme (SEIP) is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support start-up and existing social enterprises. There is a rolling timetable of group workshops. Led by experienced social entrepreneurs and coaches, delegates are introduced to methods and tools to help develop a convincing value proposition and sustainable business model.
Who can apply?
Individuals who are considering starting a Social Enterprise business
Founders / managers of very early stage social enterprises (< 6 months old)
SETsquared Startup Entrepreneurs' Programme
The SETsquared Entrepreneurship course for new entrepreneurs - various dates and locations
Arming you with an Executive Summary, a Pitch Deck, a Business Model and a basic Financial Plan, this SETsquared programme will put your business on the path to success. As well as presenter led sessions you will get the chance to:
hear from other entrepreneurs who have gone on to raise significant investment
hone your pitch in front of a panel of investors and expert mentors
receive valuable feedback to shape your proposition from the speed mentoring session.
There is a rolling programme of workshops at various locations across the UK including Bath and Bristol.
Sector specific business support
We offer fully funded bespoke business acceleration support for startup founders and growth businesses through a number of programmes;
Scale up support
Following a £5m award from HEFCE, SETsquared is launching a new Scale-Up Programme that will support the most innovative scale-up companies across the South of England.
Designed for companies with 10 or more employees, the programme is focused on the following sectors:
Advanced engineering & manufacturing
Health & wellbeing
Environmental, sustainable & maritime/marine
The programme will help scale-ups to secure funded R&D projects with the SETsquared universities, make introductions to investors, corporates, customers and partners and access talent.
Scale-ups require a different kind of support to start-ups and more often than not, it is hard to get the specialist knowledge needed at the right time and for the right cost in terms of time and money.
The Scale-Up Programme has been devised following a piece research conducted by SETsquared which looked at the challenges faced by scale-up companies and what kind of support was needed to help overcome these challenges.