5 July 2023

Guest blog – Do you have a business idea but not sure how to make it reality?

Always wanted your own tech startup? START is here to make that a reality START is a free initiative designed to take you from tech-based business idea to starting and scaling your own company.  Particularly keen to hear from individuals in underrepresented communities and those living in rural areas, START is now accepting applications for the second cohort which will start in late September and the third starting in October. The programme is looking for applicants who are at the ‘just an idea’ stage.  You can easily register your interest on the START website here today or attend our informal information session next week at the Bath Digital Festival.  START is all about helping people in the West of England be successful with their technology based ideas. Modules include: 

  • The Founder
  • The Idea
  • The Solution
  • The Plan
  • Funding your business

A West of England Combined Authority funded programme, led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), in collaboration with University of Bristol, the  University of Bath, Bath Spa University and techSPARK, the team are searching for budding entrepreneurs to elevate their idea to the next level. 

The Universities that are supporting START have a fantastic track record in supporting ideas and startups. As Tess O’Shea, founder from Seatox says, “There’s a lot of support here, sessions, one-to-ones. It just feels like you’re well looked after.” Tess is just one example from the University of the West of England’s Launch Space.

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