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Meet the Team

Find out more about the fantastic SETsquared Exeter team waiting to help you. For all queries please email

Meet the Team

Joe Pearce - Head of Business Support for SETsquared Exeter

Joe's focus is on building the community of business that exists around SETsquared Exeter.

Working closely with the client businesses Joe is able to address issues arising as well as supporting the growth and development of the clients through direct interactions or facilitating links to other business and business which form part of the SETsquared Exeter network.

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Emily Davies - Student Startup Manager

Emily is the Student Startup Manager, programming and delivering workshops, events and providing one-to-one support to nurture and encourage enterprise and entrepreneurship at the University.

She manages the ‘Try’ section of the University of Exeter’s Think: Try: Do programme and supports the delivery of the annual Startup Weekend.

Emily develops connections between the University and the wider startup community in and around Exeter to further support and enrich the enterprise support available to students.

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Ben Voysey - Incubation and Acceleration Manager

As Incubation and Acceleration Manager, Ben leads regular, bespoke training and workshop sessions for SETsquared Exeter members. These help to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to place firm foundations for building a business.

Ben trained as a research scientist and after spending 12 years working in the biotechnology sector he went on to set up and run his own company. The business developed and manufactured specialist high integrity research products (‘reagents’) for early stage drug discovery research which he sold to pharma companies, universities and charitable research organisations in over 20 countries.






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Dawn Baxter - Communications Coordinator

Dawn manages all marketing and communications activity for SETsquared Exeter. This activity varies from newsletters, printed literature, digital communications and events planning.

A crucial element of Dawn's role is to build and foster strong relationships with external partners and stakeholders to effectively  generate and ‘route’ communications and marketing content.


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Sylke Thomas - SETsquared Programme Support

Sylke supports the SETsquared Exeter team with the day to day operations associated with the incubation of new and growing companies emerging from the University of Exeter and external sources.

Sylke has a thorough working knowledge of SETsquared Exeter’s activities and is the first point of contact for internal and external stakeholders, providing advice and guidance on relevant matters.