Growth Workshop announced for Digital Innovation Programme
Bishop Fleming to join Bath SETsquared Member 'In Residency' service
Launching a new digital tech venture? Sign up to the fully funded Digital Innovation Business Growth Workshop for some fast track support
The Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub (DBAH) offers bespoke business support and coaching to help innovative companies in the West of England achieve their potential. The enterprise team at SETsquared Bath, who run the programme, have confirmed details of a 2-day interactive growth workshop on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th February 2019 at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel in Bristol City Centre.
UFI Charitable Trust - VocTech Seed Fund open
We are delighted to welcome Bishop Fleming a Bath SETsquared Associate company. They will be offering their services to Members from March 2019.
Bishop Fleming is an award winning firm of chartered accountants, and will be focussing on providing input around R&D tax credits and grants (and the interaction between the two), investor fundraising include EIS and Seed EIS schemes, and the ‘entrepreneur’s journey’, from business start-up to exit.
We are hiring! - Research Associate: Advanced Engineering Hub
The VocTech Seed Fund is now open for applications. You can apply for up to £50,000 in grant funding from 15th January to 8th February (5pm deadline).
If you've got a creative and imaginative project which uses digital technology to improve access to adult learning, or to improve how learning is delivered, then we'd like to hear from you.
Introducing.. Bath Girl Geek Dinners
Are you an individual with an academic/business background in the engineering sector. This very exciting role will report into Professor Chris Brace and work alongside our Entrepreneur in Residence Brian Prescott, to facilitate research collaborations with the University of Bath via our ERDF funded Advanced Engineering Business Acceleration Hub.
South West Creative Technology Network: Call for Automation fellows
Bath Girls Geek Dinner is a local meetup supporting females and non-binary earthlings interested and working in tech and design. Our members range from students to established professionals – all with one common goal – to help and support other female and non-binary individuals in the STEM industries by sharing ideas, information and connections.
Member News: Secure Harvests pitches for £150k investment at SETsquared’s Investment Showcase
Bath Spa University is calling on those working in the field of automation in and around Bath to apply for one of 24 paid fellowships being offered by the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN), a £6.5 million government funded project to expand the use of creative technologies in the region.
Launch of Scale Up 4 Growth: access to grants, training and expert support
UK entrepreneurs behind high-growth potential technology companies, including our Residential Members Secure Harvests, gathered in London yesterday to pitch for a combined £18m to an audience of investors at SETsquared’s annual Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase.
SETsquared Investor Showcase - Four finalists from Bath SETsquared
A new scale up programme led by UWE with cash grants of up to £40k available.
Apply now: Santander MIAT Award £31k
The competition to get to the event is very high and we are proud to have an unprecedented all-female lineup from the Bath Centre. Congratulations on the outstanding pitches and investment propositions to the four finalists.
STBAH participant Sampson Solutions wins grand prize at Women Who Tech 2018!
Do you know an inventor? Someone who has a great product idea that could make a big impact on society? Well get them to check out the MIAT Award – a prize of £31,000 worth of product research and design will be awarded to the product idea which satisfies the judging panel.
Closing dates for submissions is fast approaching.
Rise of the Female Tech Leaders at SETsquared - Blog post by Rosie Bennett
Sampson Solutions from the UK won the grand prize, receiving $35,000 in funding via Women Who Tech to help scale their startup.
Positive feedback for Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub
We have had a fantastic week participating in, and hosting, a number of events for the Bath Digital Festival 2018. With 86 different events, 20 venues and over 2,500 seats booked, #BDF2018 was the biggest yet - and we were thrilled to be part of it.
The Rise of the Female Tech Leaders - was a fantastic event that the Innovation Centre hosted. It was run by The Dot Project and ITGirls Collaborative and featured a truly inspiring panel:
'Collaborate to Innovate’ is the theme at the launch of new tech hub
“I would recommend any SME or business seeing growth to apply for the STBAH programme - the benefits have been enormous for us. To receive free support of this nature has been invaluable and the research links with the University of Bath was of real benefit to a business of our size and is something we would otherwise not have gained access to.”
South West Mentoring Awards 2019 - Nominations now open
Last Thursday saw the official launch of the Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub (DBAH) and it was a huge success! Over 100 guests attended the event which was held at the Bath Brew House - a great venue - with added disco ball - oh yes!
Shell Springboard: calling all low-carbon SMEs
These awards recognise organisations and people who have been inspired, developed themselves and improved their workplace through mentoring, either as a mentor or mentee. They’ll usually have made things better or be outstanding at what they do.
Enterprise Bath 2017/18 dates announced!
Further to one of our members, George Kalligoras from Pushme.bikes winning this award last year, we are delighted to inform you that the application window for Shell Springboard is now open and will close at 10am on Monday, 29th October.
The programme offers a ‘no-strings attached’ funding pot of £350,000, great publicity and a respected ‘quality assurance’ stamp for potential customers and future investors.
Silicon Gorge Investment event - applications are now open
Following on from a great welcome and launch on Monday night, we are pleased to announce the dates for this year’s enterprise Bath competitions.
Please also watch for news and updates on our Facebook page.
CheckRisk join the inaugural SETsquared Scale-Up Investor Breakfast Briefing
Do you want to be one of the lucky startups pitching for investment between £100,000 and £5 million? Applications for the Silicon Gorge Investor Showcase at Brisech are now open, but you’ve only got four weeks to get yours in, so, if you want to be one of the 10 startups pitching to a room full of investors from Bristol and Bath and further afield, you’d better get your application in before 6pm, Monday, 5 November.
RESOURCES: West of England Growth map
Bath SETsquared company CheckRisk was one of the five innovative UK high-tech scale-up companies got the opportunity to pitch for investment at the inaugural Scale-Up Investor Breakfast Briefing event, hosted by SETsquared, in London’s Pall Mall on 3 October.
More than 70 active investors in UK technology attended the event to hear investment opportunities from organisations already benefiting from SETsquared’s Scale-Up Programme.
If you are start up or growth company and asking ‘What’s going on in the West of England?’, or you meet newcomers to entrepreneurship or to the region, you might want to signpost them towards the Growth Map, created by Rocketmakers and Engine Shed and funded by WECA’s Growth Hub. There’s even an augmented reality (AR) app in the app store to download too.