The STBAH First Year of Success networking event

Over forty businesses receiving support from the programme, mentors and partners supporting the programme gathered at the Huntsman in Bath last night (Thursday 24th January) for an informal get together and opportunity to network.

A short welcome speech, which included an update of the STBAH successes to date and plans for the coming year was given by Prof. Matthew Davidson, Director for the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies at the University of Bath and Academic lead for the STBAH programme.

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Social Enterprise workshop for women tech entrepreneurs - 14/15 Feb

The enterprise team at Bath SETsquared will be delivering a bespoke 2-day women-only workshop (14/15th February 2019, and again in May) in association with impact business consultany, The Dot Project. The workshop is part of the ERDF funded Social Enterprise and Innovation Programme (SEIP) is tailored at a target market of early stage women (tech) social entrepreneurs and will include modules about business formation and planning:

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Growth Workshop announced for Digital Innovation Programme

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. 

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Bishop Fleming to join Bath SETsquared Member 'In Residency' service

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. 

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UFI Charitable Trust - VocTech Seed Fund open

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.

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Introducing.. Bath Girl Geek Dinners

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.

 

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Apply now: Santander MIAT Award £31k

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.

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Rise of the Female Tech Leaders at SETsquared - Blog post by Rosie Bennett

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:

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Shell Springboard: calling all low-carbon SMEs

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.  

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