Growth Workshop

This free 2 day programme featuring expert speakers from the sustainability technology sector has been designed specifically for early stage companies in growth phase. 

Who should apply?

  • Founders / Managers of very early stage companies

    • Companies must be in the low carbon or sustainable technology sector

    • Companies must be registered in the West of England (NB: The programme is open to companies outside the area if there is no similar support on offer in the company's area.)

The course is led by experienced coaches and sector specialists. 


 Day 1: Turning Ideas into a Business 

  • 9.00 – 9.30 Introductions 

  • 9.30 – 11.00 Session 1: The Power of Why 

  • 11.00 – 12.30 Session 2: Building a Solution 

  • 12.30 – 1.30 Lunch & Stories from the “Entrepreneurial Coal Face” 

  • 1.30 – 3.00 Session 3: Understanding the Problem 

  • 3.00 – 4.30 Session 4: How Big Is the Opportunity? 

  • 4.30 – 6.00 Session 5: Customer Discovery Validation 

Day 2: Turning a Business into Money 

  • 9.00 – 10.00 Session 6: Understanding the Numbers 

  • 10.00 – 10.45 Session 7: Next Steps 

  • 10.45 – 11.00 Session 8: Presentation Tips and Brief 

  • 11.00 – 1.00 Pitch Preparation & Lunch 

  • 1.00 – 3.00 Pitching Sessions 

  • 3.00 – 5.00 Speed Mentoring 

  • 5.00 – 6.00 Awards Presentation 

A great couple of days meeting inspiring entrepreneurs who’ll change our world and brilliant mentors helping us make it happen
— Vipul Patel, Spaice Ltd, who attended the 2-day workshop in October 2018
I’ve had a great couple of days - thank you so much to the whole team. The coaches are fantastic at what they do and very engaging. Initially, I was alarmed about the speed of content to be covered but yes, it is possible. Very encouraging and inspiring. A great help for me and my start up.
— Lucy Simon, Brachitect, who attended the 2-day workshop in April 2019

Check out the feedback from our 2-day workshop which took place in October 2018, here and also from the April 2019 workshop, here.

If you would like to discuss your application to the STBAH programme in advance please contact us.


Workshop summary

The 2 day course is designed to help you assess your business strategy and plan for the next phase of growth.

Programme sessions include;

  • growth planning

  • legal structures and considerations

  • market validation

  • finance options

Workshop DETAILS  

REGISTER below to reserve a place; you will then be contacted for further details about your business. Please note that this is an ERDF funded project and eligibility criteria will apply: see more information and case studies at the Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub:

If you would like more information or to discuss an application please call the University of Bath SETsquared Innovation Centre on 01225 388711.




Apply for free business support  

Not sure if you are eligible or have some queries? Please get in contact.