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Applicant Criteria: Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase

Applicants are eligible if they are members of one of our SETsquared Universities (Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey), Incubators or a spinout from one of the SETsquared Universities.

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 where the company is looking to raise early-stage investment. The range of investment sought must be between £250k and £5m.

Unfortunately we cannot except applications from companies which took part in Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase 2018 or the Graduate Acceleration Showcase 2019.

Investment Success

Many of the companies involved in previous showcases that were seeking investment and who decided to pursue the investment route as a means to development and growth of the company have been successful or are in negotiations to secure funds. Some companies, on reflection, felt that growth through previously established revenue streams was more appropriate. Others concentrated on gaining initial customer orders to strengthen their value to investors before formally approaching this community. Figures show that the total raised by companies who have participated in the event over the previous fifteen years exceeds over £100m.


If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

 or call 07365 994449.

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