Don’t miss out on SETsquared’s fully funded business support workshops which soon draw to a close

By Anita Jaynes on 31 October, 2022

SETsquared is the global no.1 business incubator and enterprise partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey.

Since late 2019, SETsquared’s Swindon and Wiltshire programmes have supported more than 90 local organisations to innovate, grow and develop their business thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). 

In 2023, the funding for these programmes in our region is coming to an end with the last workshops taking place in January. Businesses are being urged to sign-up for the free support before the opportunity is lost. If the workshops were charged to businesses, the cost of a place on a programme would be more than £2,000, so this is a fantastic final opportunity to receive the expert support on offer. 

There are two fast-paced and dynamic programmes available to take part in, they are:

Entrepreneurs Workout

The Entrepreneurs Workout is a mentor led workshop for start-ups that deep dives into your business model, value proposition, customer segmentation and revenue model to lay the foundations for a profitable business. 

James Hill, Director at Fudge Animation Studios and former participant on the Entrepreneur’s Workout, said, “SETsquared’s Entrepreneur’s Workout 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 ten years ago.”

Innovation Workout

Designed for established businesses, the Innovation Workout is a mentor led workshop that maps out your business to find improvements, solve problems and explore opportunities to scale-up. 

Alan Roan from Cervus Defence, a former participant on the Innovation Workout, said“For me, getting advice from these experienced people who’ve done it before was gold dust and I could have paid a fortune for that if the Innovation Workout hadn’t come along. I really enjoyed it because it was like a speed dating of ideas, it forced me to sit down and do tasks quickly”

The remaining dates for the Swindon and Wiltshire workshops are:

Innovation Workout

14 & 15 November 2022 (9:15 – 16:00), Online

12 & 13 December 2022 (9:15 – 16:00), Online

To register your interest visit:

Entrepreneurs Workout

23 & 24 January 2023 – (9:15 – 16:00), Online

To register your interest visit:

All businesses registered in Swindon and Wiltshire are invited to sign-up to the workshops.

To find out more about SETsquared visit: