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 

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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

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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; 

 Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub provides bespoke scale up support.  Find out more >

Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub provides bespoke scale up support. Find out more >

 Social Enterprise and Innovation Programme - business incubation support for growth companies.  Find out more >

Social Enterprise and Innovation Programme - business incubation support for growth companies. Find out more >

 Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub.  Find out more >

Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub. Find out more >


 

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:

  • Digital innovation

  • 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.