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A two-day interactive business support programme.
Fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Programme 1: 29 & 30 April, Prince’s Hall, Aldershot; 23 & 24 May, H G Wells Conference & Events Centre, Woking

Programme 2: 7 & 8 November, Engine Shed, Bristol


Hear from other entrepreneurs who have gone on to raise significant investment


Hone your pitch in front of a panel of investors and expert mentors


Receive valuable feedback to shape your proposition from the speed mentoring session


Build a detailed picture of your potential customers and prospects

About the Workshop

This fully-funded, two-day programme is designed for innovative businesses and entrepreneurs with an idea for a tech-based product or service.

It focuses on the essential elements of starting a business such as getting to problem/solution fit, identifying the market opportunity and mapping out your customers. Hands-on and interactive, it will arm you with an executive summary, a pitch deck, a business model and a basic financial plan.

Both programmes are funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Programme 1 is delivered by SETsquared Surrey. Find out about the funders and partners of Programme 1.

Programme 2 is delivered by SETsquared Bath.

Following the two-day programme entrepreneurs with the strongest business plans may be offered business incubation support.

Who should apply?

The programme is open to all – it is ideal for entrepreneurs with an idea for a tech-based product or service and founders of early-stage technology ventures, as well as more experienced entrepreneurs launching a new product/venture.

Applicants do not need to be associated with SETsquared’s university partners in any way.

Programme 1

29 & 30 April, Prince’s Hall, Aldershot

23 & 24 May, H G Wells Conference & Event Centre, Woking

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Programme 2

7 & 8 November, Engine Shed, Bristol

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We will allocate places based on the strength of the business case put forward in your application and we will be in touch if you’ve been successful with your application.

SETsquared’s Entrepreneurship Programme was life changing. It was an incredibly valuable experience and I wish I’d had the opportunity to take part in a programme like this when I originally went into business 10 years ago.

James Hill, Director, Fudge Animation Studios

The Entrepreneur’s Programme was really valuable in helping us define the next steps for our business. The programme leaders were excellent and gave invaluable advice and feedback.

Jeremie Charlet, CTO & Co-founder, Trackener

It only takes you out of the office for two days and it’s really, really informative. I went along not knowing what to expect but it re-adjusted my thinking to focus on the pain points of my customer, in order to hone the product offering and tighten up my marketing messages. It can also lead to fully funded business support with SETsquared for 12-months.

Tom Davies, Founder of

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