Member and DBAH participants case study | EZ Education

“EZ Education application met all the relevant criteria and were approved onto the programme. Following a meeting with Nicola to discuss the specific business need, it was clear they were keen to enter the next phase of growth by focusing on UK school subscriptions.  They already have a small sales team having some success, but required help on structuring this for scale - things like job descriptions/recruitment, the need to build processes, setting targets and suitable commission models.  The next stage was to match EZ Education with the best mentor who could help assist them with their ambitious growth plans - which we did!”

- Garry Pratt, Entrepreneur in Residence for the DBAH

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AWARDS | The SPARKies 2019 nominations are open

The SPARKies tech and digital awards, now in its seventh year, shines a light on the amazing wealth of tech and creative professionals, startups and businesses in the West of England. We want to highlight the innovation being created in such abundance in and around Bristol and Bath, and the people and businesses who make it possible.

With fantastic judges set to pour over your nominations in 16 categories, there’s an award to recognise a range of tech and digital achievements this year.

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Member case study | Pinweld Ltd

Pinweld Ltd was originally set up to explore options for an innovative method of joining thin sheet (1-5mm) olefin plastics by welding. The project has received substantial interest from the automotive repair sector in the UK - both from workshops, national franchises, insurance companies and automotive trade associations, as many cracked plastic bumpers and under bonnet parts are replaced rather than repaired, at a significant financial and environmental cost.

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Alumni Member News | Ordoo to launch mobile-ordering with leading UK transport franchise

SETsquared Bath alumni members Ordoo has joined transport franchise GoAhead’s Billion Journey Project – a prestigious scale-up accelerator that provides crucial links to 350+ transport industry professionals.

For Ordoo, taking part was a great opportunity to further develop the business and make new contacts. However, a successful pitch at the end of the accelerator to 350+ industry professionals meant they also scored an exciting new contract with GoAhead to develop a proof-of-concept at bustling Brighton train station.

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SEIP Programme Event Series 2019 Background & Purpose

South West startups are creating business models that tackle social and environmental challenges. At the same time, investors and funders are looking for market opportunities to make a positive impact.

The same innovative spark that drives economic growth is now bringing about a more inclusive, sustainable economy: creating new market opportunities in housing, health, technology, the circular economy and employment.

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Student Enterprise | 2019 Winners announced

It's been another inspiring and busy year for SETsquared Bath Student and Graduate Enterprise, and we are counting down the days towards the final event in the 18/19 academic calendar; the inaugural SETsquared Graduate Enterprise Showcase. We have four graduate entrepreneurs from the University of Bath in the running to pitch at the event including 2018 graduates Eoin Sharkey and Nia Simpson

We have also come to the conclusion of our annual Dragons' Den, Apps Crunch and Business Plan competitions. Over 150 students have taken part and we are pleased to announce all of the winners.

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Want to make real positive change to young people's mental health in the UK?

Do you have a digital or technology based idea that could have a real and positive impact on the mental health and resilience of young people in the UK? Do you need help bringing your idea to life?

Applications for the Create Open Health Programme will close on 31st March.

Successful applicants will attend a 2-day business and idea development bootcamp in Bristol on 26 & 27 April 2019

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The University of Bath held the city’s first networking event for the automotive industry and the launch of AEBAH

The event – organised by the University of Bath’s Research and Innovation Services (RIS) - was well attended by a range of individuals, businesses and organisations operating both regionally and nationally in the automotive sector and brought together industry and academia to address the latest challenges in the sector.

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Member News | Tumelo added to AIN's first 'Female Founders' platform

Angel Investment Network (AIN), the platform connecting angel investors with startups, has launched a new platform connecting female founders and investors and SETsquared Bath members Tumelo are one of the first woman-led businesses to be added to the platform.

The new ‘Female Founders’ platform was set up to address the under-representation of women in the industry both as investors and founders.

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Brilliant content and delivery at the 2-day DBAH workshop

Earlier this month the Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub held a 2-day growth workshop in the centre of Bristol. Organised by the enterprise team at SETsquared Bath the 2-day workshop was designed to help entrepreneurs or founders of early-stage technology ventures in the digital sector. 

The interactive workshop saw a number of early stage tech businesses join the workshop programme for the 2 days.

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Bath SETsquared companies increase investment raise again in 2018

2018 has been another incredible year for Bath SETsquared member companies, with a total investment raise of £15m made up of private investment and grant funding. Following our annual survey of members we are very pleased to announce that in 2018;

  • 47 ‘High Tech’ Start up and Scale up Bath SETsquared member companies were supported';

  • £15m + was raised in total investments; £2.5m of which was collaborative grant funding;

  • 58 (extra) jobs were generated in the city by BATH SETsquared companies;

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University of Bath Innovation Award 2019 Applications Open!

The alumni funded Bath Innovation Award is open for applications.  We have 4 awards to make this year - with one reserved for a graduating doctoral student.  

The closing date is Wednesday 27 February and the selection panel will meet on Monday 11 March 2019.

- the scheme is open to applications from final year students, post-graduates and researchers at the University of Bath

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Santander's paid internship scheme 2019

Santander have just launched their SME internship programme for summer 2019. For SME’s it’s an excellent way to work with students and recent graduates, exploring their talent and up to date thinking processes. For students it gives access to industries they might not had considered as a viable career pathway. Internships are typically 10 weeks, with Santander part funding the salary.

To find out more make sure you register for a place at our monthly networking event being held here at the centre on Tuesday 5th February 2019!

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WORKSHOP: Tech3Shed Tech Careers Fair (various dates)

The Bristol and South West tech industry is currently booming and we’re all aware that finding talent and keeping them has never been so difficult. We also know that careers change, people can learn and there’s a wealth of amazing people in the area who simply didn’t take up tech as an option. That, along with a variety of Universities, Colleges and training establishments in the area all creating talented tech graduates who we would love to stay in the region.

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