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SETsquared Bristol provides a dynamic, modern, and supportive environment to grow your technology business. Launched in 2002 by the University of Bristol, and based at Engine Shed, we are currently supporting over 80 innovative ventures.

All technology businesses can benefit from our high quality support environment, guidance on business growth, and strong links to university expertise, whether you are from the private sector or a university spinout.

SETsquared is the global #1 University Business Incubator - a long standing enterprise partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton, and Surrey, which specialises in growing technology start-ups through its world class business incubation programme.

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YellowDog CEO, Gareth Williams

“Starting a business is hard. Starting a business on your own is harder. If you’re thinking of starting a high-growth potential business then SETsquared is the best place to begin.”

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Rhian Jarman, Senior Administration Assistant

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13th November 2018

At SETsquared Bristol, we often hear that one of the most valuable parts of our business support programme are Business Review Panels (BRPs). Their purpose is…

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New Enterprise Competition winners awarded funding and SETsquared membership

9th November 2018

University of Bristol researchers, iCOMAT have been announced as winners of the New Enterprise Fund, and awarded with the top prize – a £10,000 backing…



8th November 2018

One of the best parts of running a tech business incubator is discovering and trying out new technology of today and tomorrow. We were pleased…

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