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Applicant Criteria: GradInvest Showcase

Applicants are eligible if they have graduated from one of the SETsquared Universities (Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey) or plan to graduate by summer 2021. We accept applicants up to 3 years post-graduation.

Companies who pitched at this event in 2020 will not be invited to re-apply unless this is a new investment round and a fundamentally different investor pitch.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate rigorous market validation, a strong and viable business model and the potential for continued growth and development.

Applications are welcomed whether the company is looking to:

  • raise early stage investment (seed level, or feasibility/proof of concept) this must be in the range of £20k – £250k
  • find mentors to support the development of their business idea
  • gain access to further support through SETsquared accelerator programmes, or other incubators/accelerators.


If you have any questions, please email

SETsquared is a partnership between

  • University of Bath
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Surrey