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An unrivalled opportunity to boost your business to the next level
26 June 2019, Deloitte – 2 New Street Square, London

Applications are now closed.

Expand your professional network 

Gain support to take your business to the next level

Get feedback from experienced business professionals

Receive invaluable pitch practice training

About the Showcase

Our Graduate Acceleration Showcase offers entrepreneurs an unrivalled opportunity to gain support to take your business to the next level

Whether that be introductions to investors to help secure that pivotal early-stage investment, access to industry experts and seasoned mentors or prestigious accelerator programmes – this high-profile event will give you an opportunity to pitch to all of these audiences and make ‘money can’t buy’ contacts.

What’s more you’ll be brought together with fellow graduate entrepreneurs to expand your professional network, received invaluable pitch practice training and be promoted to a large database of investors, commercial technology experts, funders and mentors.

Participation in this event is free of charge.

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Why apply for a place at the Graduate Acceleration Showcase

The Showcase is a fantastic opportunity to hone your pitching skills, gain feedback from real investors, SETsquared programme managers, experienced entrepreneurs and mentors and to promote your business to a wider network.

You’ll have the opportunity to pitch your ideas in front of an audience of over 120 early-stage investors, mentors, accelerators/incubators, policy makers and significant strategic partners.

What you’ll get out of it

This is a business showcase that aims to enable graduates to turn well-formed proposals into business realisation.

The Showcase will give you the opportunity to access:

  • Investors with a specific interest in early-stage ventures
  • Accelerators and Incubators who are actively seeking early-stage ventures to apply to their programmes
  • A network of mentors and entrerpeneurs
  • Marketing opportunities to a large database of investors
  • Promotion of your company both on social media and potential press

Who should apply?

The Showcase is designed for graduates of a SETsquared University – Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton & Surrey – who have graduated within the last three years or plan to graduate in Summer 2019.

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

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Executive Summary One-Pager Guidance

Without SETsquared and the student enterprise team’s support we wouldn’t have been able to develop the business to where it is today. We’ve raised investment, launched our rewards app and have a strong customer based. I would urge other graduate businesses to access this support

James Courtney, Founder & CEO, LUX Rewards

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Applications are now closed. We will review your application and notify successful applicants from 21 March 2019.

We value your privacy and will never pass your details on to third party organisations.

SETsquared is a partnership between

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