In the first event of the afternoon we hosted 20 members of our interim executive pool at The Hive for a programme update and a chance to engage with future applicants of the interim executive grant award scheme. Founders pitched their ventures to the audience and spent time networking and discussing their business requirements with the assembled pool of executives.
This session was immediately followed by a regional selection event for the SETsquared Partnership's Investment Showcase, an annual programme which sees member businesses from SETsquared Centres in Exeter, Bristol, Bath, Southampton, Surrey and Cardiff compete for a place in the final of a showcase investor event in London on December 1st.
Running for the past 19 years, SETsquared’s Investment Showcase has become a huge success, attracting hundreds of investors, seasoned entrepreneurs, corporate investors and VCs, all looking to invest in companies with the potential to become the tech giants of tomorrow.
SETsquared Exeter Accelerator Programme Lead, Ben Voysey commented:
“Events like these are crucial in helping to build strong connections between businesses, specialist advisors and investors in the region. To this end, they play a vitally important role in driving growth in the region."
The SETsquared Exeter Business Accelerator is a core feature of the ERDF funded University of Exeter Enterprise Zone project, which aims to identify and support high-growth start ups in Devon, including helping them to secure investment to support their growth ambitions.
The project and its activities are part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), to learn more about the project please visit: UEEZ Project | SETsquared (exeter.ac.uk)