West of England Health Innovation Programme
Oct
3
to Oct 11

West of England Health Innovation Programme

This is an immersive and interactive 4-day (3rd, 4th, 7th and 11th October) training course where you will develop your business idea, analyse your market and potential customers, develop a compelling pitch and look at funding strategies. It culminates with the opportunity to pitch to a panel of investors and healthcare experts, who will provide invaluable feedback for you to take your business forward.

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Sustainable Technologies Growth Workshop
Oct
17
to Oct 18

Sustainable Technologies Growth Workshop

The workshop is open to Founders or Directors of growth businesses who are developing products or services in the low carbon or sustainable technology sector. This includes (but is not limited to); renewable energy products or services / sustainable built environment / smart city infrastructure or services / circular economy / sustainable chemical technology / low carbon products or services. Please contact us if you would like to discuss the suitability of your business to apply.

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Swindon Social Enterprise Network | First Annual Conference
Oct
23
9:00 AM09:00

Swindon Social Enterprise Network | First Annual Conference

The Swindon Social Enterprise Network (SSEN) is pleased to announce its first annual conference entitled, “PROFIT: Putting People and the Environment First”.

The event is an all-day event hosted and sponsored by one of the UK’s largest social enterprises, Greenwich Leisure Limited at their “BETTER”, Link Centre facility in West Swindon on Wednesday 23rd October 2019. The opening key-note presentation will be given by Keith Carby founder of one of the quickest businesses to ever make it into the FTSE 100 entitled: “Building a highly successful business on social foundations”. A series of workshops will be ran throughout the day including, “Business Planning for Not for Profits”.

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Advanced Engineering Growth Workshop
Nov
7
to Nov 8

Advanced Engineering Growth Workshop

The Growth Workshops are 2-day Entrepreneurship Programmes focused on the key elements of early stage business growth, such as identifying the market opportunity and building a business plan. This will primarily be for early stage businesses which have been operating for under 12 months.

Next workshop: Engine Shed, Bristol

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ENGINE SHED QUARTERLY INVESTMENT BRIEFINGS 2019  Q4
Nov
28
12:30 PM12:30

ENGINE SHED QUARTERLY INVESTMENT BRIEFINGS 2019 Q4

Held at the Engine Shed in Bristol, the Quarterly Investment Briefing is a new, regular gathering of investors at all stages and is designed to create space for investors to:

  • Discover new opportunities and investment vehicles on the horizon

  • Learn about key investment news - internationally, nationally and regionally

  • Connect and collaborate with one another and share good practice

Every QIB is an opportunity for investors to network, share and learn. It will include lightning pitches and conversation, a run down of those companies raising investment that quarter and some analysis of data from Beauhurst.

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Christmas edition of our First Tuesday Talks & Networking
Dec
3
12:30 PM12:30

Christmas edition of our First Tuesday Talks & Networking

Ding dong merrily on high! Join us for our last monthly networking event of 2019 at the SETsquared Bath Innovation Centre in association with Techspark.

Each month we bring you 3 x10 minute lightening talks on entrepreneurship, funding, new tech and how to grow an amazing business. Shoutouts about events and news also welcome.

Grab some christmassy lunch and network with Bath’s most innovative businesses.

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STBAH Sustainable Economy event series: #3 Regenerate Natural Systems
Sep
18
8:00 AM08:00

STBAH Sustainable Economy event series: #3 Regenerate Natural Systems

The STBAH are hosting a series of linked events exploring approaches to creating a sustainable economy. These events will aim to stimulate a regional conversation about how we can achieve the 3 principles of a sustainable economy bringing the voices of academics, funders, innovators, SMEs and corporates to the debate.

Our third event in this series will be on the topic of #3 Regenerating Natural Systems

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ENGINE SHED QUARTERLY INVESTMENT BRIEFINGS 2019  Q3
Sep
12
4:30 PM16:30

ENGINE SHED QUARTERLY INVESTMENT BRIEFINGS 2019 Q3

Held at the Engine Shed in Bristol, the Quarterly Investment Briefing is a new, regular gathering of investors at all stages and is designed to create space for investors to:

  • Discover new opportunities and investment vehicles on the horizon

  • Learn about key investment news - internationally, nationally and regionally

  • Connect and collaborate with one another and share good practice

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ICE Event | Hike & Somerset Vineyard tour/tasting
Aug
4
10:30 AM10:30

ICE Event | Hike & Somerset Vineyard tour/tasting

One of ICE’s specialities is taking entrepreneurs out of their day to day lives to amazing trips & experiences, and getting them to connect on a deeper level. One of the ways they connect people is via an ICE cube - a forum of 8 people whom you meet with monthly and they’ll be doing a taster session of an ICE Cube on the 4th August along with an unforgettable hike and vineyard experience in the local Bristol area.

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ICE Talk | Diversity is strength
Jul
31
4:00 PM16:00

ICE Talk | Diversity is strength

Join ICE for a talk from two VCs and ICE members about how diversity and inclusion adds strength to teams. Meet with other CEOs and ICE members who have raised venture capital and scaling global businesses to share experiences, and learn practical methods about how to overcome common challenges building strong, diverse teams.

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Uni of Bath | Spotlight on girls into computer science
Jul
5
10:00 AM10:00

Uni of Bath | Spotlight on girls into computer science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath is pleased to host a free event aimed at Year 12 students with an interest in computer science and currently studying Mathematics A-Level or equivalent.

The event will feature workshops and activities designed to explore what computer science is and to demonstrate the opportunities a degree in the subject can lead to.

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STBAH Sustainable Economy event series: #2 Keep Products & Materials in Use
Jun
27
8:00 AM08:00

STBAH Sustainable Economy event series: #2 Keep Products & Materials in Use

The STBAH are hosting a series of linked events exploring approaches to creating a sustainable economy. These events will aim to stimulate a regional conversation about how we can achieve the 3 principles of a sustainable economy bringing the voices of academics, funders, innovators, SMEs and corporates to the debate.

This second event will be on the topic of #2 Keeping Products and Materials in Use

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Graduate Acceleration Showcase 2019 #GAS19
Jun
26
8:30 AM08:30

Graduate Acceleration Showcase 2019 #GAS19

SETsquared’s Graduate Acceleration Showcase offers an opportunity to get early access to the hottest new start-ups being developed by graduates from five research-intensive universities (Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey) with proven track records for enterprise.

The event will feature up to 20 ventures which will all pitch for support to move to the next level. For some that will be seed investment, for others, it will be about finding the right grant funding, expertise, mentorship or accelerator programme to ignite their growth.

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Workshop | Build your business, build your brand, own your market share
Jun
4
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop | Build your business, build your brand, own your market share

BoB Group Founder (Business of Brand) and brand expert, Linzi Boyd will present a dynamic half day workshop showcasing the formula behind business growth and illustrate the revenue and infrastructure hurdles many businesses encounter as they grow.

In this fast-paced, fully interactive session, you’ll discover how to accelerate your business growth, while building significant extra value.

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ENGINE SHED QUARTERLY INVESTMENT BRIEFINGS 2019  Q2
May
30
12:30 PM12:30

ENGINE SHED QUARTERLY INVESTMENT BRIEFINGS 2019 Q2

Held at the Engine Shed in Bristol, the Quarterly Investment Briefing is a new, regular gathering of investors at all stages and is designed to create space for investors to:

  • Discover new opportunities and investment vehicles on the horizon

  • Learn about key investment news - internationally, nationally and regionally

  • Connect and collaborate with one another and share good practice

Every QIB is an opportunity for investors to network, share and learn. It will include lightning pitches and conversation, a run down of those companies raising investment that quarter and some analysis of data from Beauhurst.

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BristolCyberCon
May
15
9:00 AM09:00

BristolCyberCon

At BristolCyberCon you’ll be incentivised to network with others through fun social engineering & gameification activities, encouraged to participate in the interactive events, and engage with our speakers throughout the day. We’ll also have our comedy duo doing cyber skits through the day (and in the bar afterwards) to keep the day enjoyable.

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QTEC | Start Something: Building Star Teams
May
14
5:45 PM17:45

QTEC | Start Something: Building Star Teams

  • Bristol Nanoscience and Quantum Information Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 'Benchtop to Business' series is designed to inspire engineers, scientists and the technologically minded to take their technology out of the lab and into the real world.

Each session ends with drinks and networking so those seeking to start early stage ventures can meet other like minded people.

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Social Enterprise & Innovation Startup *FINAL* Workshop #12
May
9
to May 10

Social Enterprise & Innovation Startup *FINAL* Workshop #12

  • Bath SETsquared Innovation Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you (or would you like to be) a social enterprise entrepreneur? Do you have an idea for a sustainable business with a social purpose or are you looking for growth or funding for an existing venture?

These interactive workshops are for new social entrepreneurs, early stage business founders and charity leaders. The workshops will equip delegates with the skills and networks needed to create lasting change and to build sustainable businesses. As well as providing the tools and skills to help create a business plan, the workshop leaders present the options on structuring a social business as well as provide guidance on funding and mentoring.

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Withers & Rogers | IP Primer course
May
8
1:00 PM13:00

Withers & Rogers | IP Primer course

A practical, hands-on look at how intellectual property rights fit into the innovation process.

Withers & Rogers would like to invite you to our latest IP Primer course. This half-day intensive session takes a fresh, accessible, workshop-based approach to the issues of identifying and exploiting Intellectual Property (IP) rights. We look at the entire innovation process, from concept through to commercialisation and set out the context in which IP rights arise and how and why they are useful.

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Equity Crowdfunding Clinic with Seedrs and IdeaSquares
May
8
9:00 AM09:00

Equity Crowdfunding Clinic with Seedrs and IdeaSquares

Are you looking to raise investment and want to know more about equity crowdfunding?

Join Seedrs and IdeaSquares on the 8th of May for 1-1 clinic sessions at the Engine Shed in Bristol.

The sessions will give you the opportunity to find out more about equity crowdfunding and have your questions answered by our experts.

Sessions will be available throughout the day, each lasting 30 minutes per company.

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MAY First Tuesday Talks & Networking
May
7
12:30 PM12:30

MAY First Tuesday Talks & Networking

Join us for our monthly networking event - in association with Techspark.  
Alex Chikhani from Acorn to Oak Business Growth talking about risk mitigation and the ways entrepreneurs can get ahead of the game in addressing common risks facing startups.

Startup story: Dana Lattouf is going to share her recent experiences (+ tips) for of raising a seed round for her startup: intelligent ticket booking platform tickitto

Vicky Hunter will be sharing Tech Nation's plans to support the Bristol & Bath Tech cluster

Shout outs - including University Graduates Luca Del Fabbro and Miron Maczuk who are offering local startups low cost website and marketing support

Please register to attend or RSVP to the innovation-centre@bath.ac.uk

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SETsquared #Idea2Pitch
Apr
30
12:30 PM12:30

SETsquared #Idea2Pitch

  • Training Room 3, Barton Hill Settlement (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you have a great tech business idea, but don’t know where to start? Or are you unsure what to do next in order to grow your technology company? Then sign up for #Idea2Pitch event hosted by SETsquared Bristol to help hone your ideas, and shape them into a pitch for gaining interest or support in your venture.

This event is designed for non-SETsquared members. Tech founders or aspiring tech entrepreneurs of all levels and backgrounds are welcome to apply to attend.

#Idea2Pitch includes an interactive workshop on what makes a good business idea, and how to pitch it for maximum effect, and an introduction to SETsquared, the Global No.1 university-backed business incubator. 

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Financing Inclusive Growth - South West
Apr
3
3:30 PM15:30

Financing Inclusive Growth - South West

More South West startups are creating business models focused on impact – tackling social or environmental challenges.

The same innovative spark that drives economic growth is now making a more inclusive, sustainable economy a reality: creating new market opportunities in housing, resource use, technology, creative industries and employment.

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STBAH Sustainable Economy event series #1 Designing out Waste & Pollution
Apr
3
8:00 AM08:00

STBAH Sustainable Economy event series #1 Designing out Waste & Pollution

The STBAH are hosting a series of linked events exploring approaches to creating a sustainable economy. These events will aim to stimulate a regional conversation about how we can achieve the 3 principles of a sustainable economy bringing the voices of academics, funders, innovators, SMEs and corporates to the debate.

The first event will be a topic of #1 Designing out Waste and Pollution

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APRIL First Tuesday Talks & Networking
Apr
2
12:30 PM12:30

APRIL First Tuesday Talks & Networking

Join us for our monthly networking event - in association with Techspark.  

Speakers this session include:

Scale up Enabler Briony Phillips will be sharing a quarterly update on how to access to investment in the region from Angels and VC’s

Startup story: University of Bath spinout and SETsquared members Gen3D will be sharing their journey from lab to office and demo’ing their generative design software.

Heather Macdonald Tait, Founder at WHY Communications will be giving some top tips on lean marketing for startups

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Meet & Speak Club Bath | Fake it until you become it
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Meet & Speak Club Bath | Fake it until you become it

Meet & Speak Clubs are a supportive space for women to take to their feet and find their voice. We launched in Bristol in February and we are now starting up again in Bath.

In this session, we talk about some of the memorable speeches we’ve seen and heard (historical and recent), and take a turn at re-enacting them. Can speaking someone else’s words and imitating their actions help us forget our nerves (and provide some laughs).

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Bristol Women in Business Charter Launch
Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

Bristol Women in Business Charter Launch

  • College Green Bristol, England, BS1 5TR United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Tuesday 26th March, Bristol will take a significant step towards greater gender equality with the launch of the Women in Business Charter.

Developed by the Women in Business Task Group, part of the Bristol Women’s Commission, the Charter aims to recognise the positive intent of Bristol businesses to move towards increased levels of gender equality, and support them to achieve that.

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Get into nuclear for start-ups & SMEs
Mar
21
5:00 PM17:00

Get into nuclear for start-ups & SMEs

The UK nuclear market is in expansion, with EDF Energy building Hinkley Point C and Sizewell. £50bn worth of contracts are to be allocated in the South West. If you are thinking about penetrating this market, this event will be for you.

Whether you are a start-up or an SME, the South West Nuclear Hub can help you.

No need to have previous nuclear experience; your high-tech capabilities can be transferred to the nuclear industry, with the help of the Hub.

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Social Enterprise & Innovation Startup Workshop #11
Mar
21
to Mar 22

Social Enterprise & Innovation Startup Workshop #11

  • Bath SETsquared Innovation Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you (or would you like to be) a social enterprise entrepreneur? Do you have an idea for a sustainable business with a social purpose or are you looking for growth or funding for an existing venture?

These interactive workshops are for new social entrepreneurs, early stage business founders and charity leaders. The workshops will equip delegates with the skills and networks needed to create lasting change and to build sustainable businesses. As well as providing the tools and skills to help create a business plan, the workshop leaders present the options on structuring a social business as well as provide guidance on funding and mentoring.

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KTN | Immersive and Digital Business Meet-Up
Mar
20
8:00 AM08:00

KTN | Immersive and Digital Business Meet-Up

If you are an innovator with or utilising Immersive and/or Digital technologies and looking for support to help you grow your business, join us at our informal information and networking event in Bath.

The session is designed to support digital companies and learn more about the Innovate UK family, including Immerse UK, the Digital Catapult, and the Knowledge Transfer Network, as well as other organisations that have opportunities and support for UK based businesses across all sectors.

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International Women's Day Festival | Rosie invited to be a guest speaker
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

International Women's Day Festival | Rosie invited to be a guest speaker

A special Women’s Day event supporting and empowering the women of Frome…

There will be short talks with special guest speakers throughout the day and taster workshops.

Frome Town Council kicks of the International Women’s Day event at the Cheese and Grain with Women Mean Business. Our very own Centre Director, Rosie Bennett will be first on stage to talk about what drives and motivates women to launch businesses and why supporting entrepreneurship at an early stage is so important.

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