SETsquared Blog

Success is not just about money, it’s about finding people who share your vision

12 Mar 2018

When I joined Verv at the beginning of 2017 we had 9 employees and big plans for growth. Today we are up to 44 employees and counting - we expect to be up to 50 people in the next couple of...

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Our key to growth success? Get your support networks right

05 Mar 2018

When my husband and I started SEaB in 2009 we set out to find a niche in renewable energy options for large oil and gas corporates. Fast forward nearly ten years and we’ve grown the team to 22...

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All they wanted was a faster horse!

09 Feb 2018

As one of SETsquared Bristol’s entrepreneurs-in-residence, I get to meet a broad range of people and businesses across the high tech sector. In my numerous meetings with early stage entrepreneurs...

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Our technology makes healthcare more preventative and affordable

26 Jan 2018

We’ve developed a new digital technology called Lifelight which is able to measure patient vital signs: heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation in 60 seconds using just...

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You can’t build a business on ‘how’ and ‘what’ – it’s always the ‘why’

03 Jan 2018

Over the years I’ve spent a considerable amount of time and money attending business and marketing training courses – some of them have been valuable and some frankly haven’t been useful at all....

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Is your tech business ready for an incubator?

13 Dec 2017
Emma Thorn, Centre Director of SETsquared Bristol, reflects on what the tech business incubator looks for when selecting new members and the questions to ask yourself before you apply.


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SETsquared’s Entrepreneur’s Programme helped to refocus our marketing

30 Nov 2017

After another cold morning spent on the side lines watching my son playing football and collecting various fees from parents, the idea for my start-up company Kapa was born.

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Providing the right support to scale-ups is critical to the growth of the economy

17 Oct 2017

HEFCE’s recent announcement of £5m funding for SETsquared Partnership to deliver business support services to scale-up companies is great news for growing technology companies across the South of...

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Mapping your way to start-up success

28 Sep 2017

The value of the digital mapping sector is set to soar over the next few years, increasing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of nearly 14% to $5.57bn by 2020 as location-enabled services transform...

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Music Teacher - Progress Update

03 Aug 2017

Six months on from launching the national database of music teachers, known as, I thought I would be a good time to give a progress update on the development of the platform, both...

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