Southampton Student Entrepreneurs in World Cup Final

2ndOct 2013

Enactus Southampton has made history by finishing second at the Enactus World Cup in Cancun, Mexico.
The University’s leading team of student social entrepreneurs were beaten to the title by Germany with Nigeria and Puerto Rico also reaching the final four.

Butterfly wings inspire new technologies: from fabrics and cosmetics to sensors

10thSep 2013

A new study has revealed that the stunning iridescent wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly could expand the range of innovative technologies. Scientific lessons learnt from these butterflies have already inspired designs of new displays, fabrics and cosmetics.

Blu Wireless becomes first Enterprise Zone based SETsquared member to close multi-million dollar funding round

5thSep 2013

SETsquared has announced the first of its Enterprise Zone companies to successfully close a multi-million dollar funding round. Blu Wireless Technology has raised $3.1 million (£2m) through angel investors and funding acceleration groups.

Bristol-based SecondSync secures investment from global media company

2ndSep 2013

A Bristol-based business which provides social media analysis for television companies has received a huge vote of confidence after attracting investment from a global media company.

SecondSync, a member of the University of Bristol's SETsquared Centre, monitors people’s social media conversations about TV broadcasts and provides audience insights that can be used for media planning and audience research and commissioning.

Why people make the world go round

27thAug 2013

Having just returned from an exciting, thought provoking and invaluable experience at the Think Young Entrepreneurship Summer School or ESS for short, I thought I’d give my two pence worth on the role of people in bringing to life an idea. Being a young and budding entrepreneur myself, I really wanted to look at what each speaker thought about the role of people in their endeavours, and if there were any similarities or differences in the way in which entrepreneurs approached people as a tool in their entrepreneurial toolkit.

From skateboards to a collaboration with eBay

20thAug 2013

A software company that started life as a university start-up project has launched a real-time inventory and listings management platform available to esellers using one of the world’s biggest online marketplaces.

Brightpearl, which began within SETsquared’s business incubator at the University of Bristol, is now providing its retail software to both ebay.co.uk and eBay.com.

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Entrepreneurship: Belief, Courage, Commitment, Knowledge, Passion, Failure, Failure, Failure … and Success!

14thAug 2013

Just a few weeks ago I had the unique privilege of being awarded a fully-funded place at the Think Young Entrepreneurial Summer School in Brussels, thanks to SETsquared.

The ai Corporation acquires Thoughtified to provide Big Data approach to preventing crime

13thAug 2013

Software development company Thoughtified Limited has been acquired by the ai Corporation Limited for an undisclosed amount.

Thoughtified, a University of Surrey spin-out that was incubated by SETsquared, was founded in 2009 by two Computing PhD students, Aaron Mason and Georgios Michalakidis, while pursuing their PhD degrees. They wanted to apply their technological skills to answer a common question: “How do I make sense of my data?”

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