TfL | Connected Retail London competition
DOT PROJECT | Social Enterprise & Innovation Programme
TfL’s exciting competition challenges businesses to come up with an innovative and technological concept that reimagines physical retail space, meets the needs of their customers, and pushes the boundaries of retail.
They know customers are time-pressed, and with limited space, getting the right offer in place can be a real challenge. If your solution is up for this challenge, then they want to hear from you.
Bath Women's Fund | Join the first 60 pioneers
Over the last two and a half years, the Social Enterprise and Innovation Programme has supported more than 300 startups to develop and bring to market new business ideas that deliver positive impact. SETsquared Bath teamed up with DOT PROJECT to deliver a series of start up business workshops to over 150 of the programme participants. During this time DOT PROJECT noticed that women taking part in the programme often struggled with self belief and the confidence to start their own business.
SETsquared Workshop | Jump start your business plan
The Bath Women’s Fund who are looking for the their first 60 pioneers who will work together to decide how their first round of funding is allocated.
Bath Women’s Fund launched their Giving Circle in October 2018 with over fifty women attending the launch. Members donate from £25 per month which will then be distributed back into the community.
Looking For: Enterprise Intern/ Admin Assistant
Brought to you by Barton Hill Settlement and University of Bristol. This workshop is ideally suited to people that are thinking of starting a business or are already running an early stage start-up.
This workshop covers a broad spectrum of key items you must consider when developing a business plan with the intention of helping you produce a more effective plan.
Member News | Ceryx Medical win the BioDesign Award at Launch: Great West Awards
We are currently looking for a graduating University of Bath student to take up a 12 month full-time role with us at the Innovation Centre in Bath.
The exciting role will support the team in its work to promote the programme’s entrepreneurship opportunities to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of the University of Bath, and it will also provide an ideal opportunity to learn more about entrepreneurial activities and opportunities.
Two members through to the 2019 Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards
We are extremely pleased to announce that SETsquared Bath members, Ceryx Medical were awarded with the BioDesign Award at the Launch: Great West Awards. The BioDesign Award recognises the fusion of engineering with biology to accelerate innovation and enable new impacts in life sciences and biotechnology.
Keen to learn more on how to keep products & materials in use?
SETsquared Bath are excited to announce that, following a competitive application process, two SETsquared Bath members, Nia Simpson of Compact Cane and Eoin Sharkey of The BioFactory have been selected to progress to the 2019 semi-finals of the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship competition.
VocTech Impact 2019 is now open for applications
The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub (STBAH) supports start up and existing sustainable technology and low carbon businesses in the West of England. As part of the programme the STBAH also run a number of events and workshops and are inviting organisations and individuals to register for tickets to their next sustainable economy event.
Finalists for Launch: Great West Awards announced
Ufi are offering grants of £150,000 - £300,000 to support projects lasting 18-24 months that show the potential to have a real impact on vocational learning. You'll also be part of a supportive cohort of related projects and a member of the wider Ufi family - giving you access to networks, experts and other funding opportunities.
Member News | Verv Raises Over £6.5m Series A
Following an announcement from event organiser Spin up Science, the judging panel has now selected the category finalists. These are scientific companies at all stages, as well as the members of the community and organisations supporting these businesses. Several of the categories include companies which have developed from the scientific innovation at the University. These are:
Graduate Acceleration Showcase | Who's through to regional pitches?
SETsquared Bath members Verv are the Google-mentored startup behind a smart energy hub and green electricity sharing platform, has raised over £6.5m in its Series A round led by environmental fund Earthworm.
Bristol + Bath Creative R + D project launch
The following is a shortlist of Bath member companies who will be taking part in the Graduate Acceleration Showcase. From an original list of 36 applications, they have successfully taken part in an online selection panel and will now take part in regional live pitching event to determine the final 20 companies which will go through to the event on 26th June.
Member and DBAH participants case study | EZ Education
Bristol+Bath Creative R+D is recruiting two New Talent and two Inclusion Fellows to help explore the future of Digital Placemaking.
This is a unique and exciting chance to focus on new and innovative areas of research, exploration and collaboration. The positions are part-time, paid and run from June 2019 until May 2020.
AWARDS | The SPARKies 2019 nominations are open
“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
Member case study | Pinweld Ltd
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.
Alumni Member News | Ordoo to launch mobile-ordering with leading UK transport franchise
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.
SEIP Programme Event Series 2019 Background & Purpose
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.
Student Enterprise | 2019 Winners announced
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.
Want to make real positive change to young people's mental health in the UK?
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.
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