2-day Entrepreneur workshop programme in Bristol - delegates invited to apply


Early stage businesses or companies seeing high growth operating in low carbon innovation are being invited to apply for a fully funded 2-day growth workshop, which will take place at the Engine Shed in Bristol on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th March 2019.

The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub (STBAH) is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), this free programme is open to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) who are based in the West of England and operating  within the sustainable technology sector, specifically for companies in the business of low carbon services and products, sustainable chemical technologies, the sustainable built environment and the circular economy.

The 2-day workshop will feature expert speakers and is designed to help you assess your business strategy and plan for the next phase of growth.  The workshop modules will cover essential elements of starting a business, it will arm delegates with an executive summary, and the strategic elements to deliver a professional pitch deck, a business model and a financial plan.  Hands-on and interactive, the programme is delivered by the twice ranked global no.1 business incubator, SETsquared.

Following the two-day programme, entrepreneurs with the strongest business plans may be offered business incubation support with SETsquared. There is also an opportunity to explore potential collaboration with the University of Bath

Interactive 2-day growth workshop with expert speakers and mentors

Interactive 2-day growth workshop with expert speakers and mentors

Talking about the 2-day workshop, Rosie Bennett from Bath SETsquared highlights the benefits to founders interested in signing up, “The workshop is led by experienced coaches and sector specialists so is a great opportunity for early stage founders to stress test their business and market proposition.  There will be sessions on investor readiness and discussions on the pitch process.” 

Entrepreneur in Residence, for the Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub (STBAH) programme, Pete Keevill, goes onto say, 

“What makes this 2-day workshop unique is that it is sector specific and offers the opportunity to collaborate with researchers from the University of Bath.  The sessions will also include growth planning, legal structures and considerations, market validation and finance options.  The fully funded 2-day workshop programme will cover off a number of key areas and  it is a great opportunity for founders of advanced engineering businesses to receive free support of this nature. I’d highly recommend signing up for this unique workshop.”

Applicants can register, here.  Once registered, applicants will be contacted by the STBAH team to confirm eligibility. 

Further information about the 2-day workshop programme can be found, on the SETsquared website, here.

The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub offers bespoke business support and coaching to help innovative companies in the West of England achieve their potential. The support is FREE and funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  The programme is open to startups and growth businesses in the Sustainable Technologies / Low Carbon sector.  

Read and review the feedback from the 2-day workshop which was held in October last year , here

The workshop was fantastic - I learnt a lot and it was especially useful as I am from an engineering background and don’t have much marketing or business knowledge.