“If you, or someone you know, has ever wanted to run your own business, to realise an idea, to have something that’s yours or to make an impact, then START can help.“
Claire Denyer, Project Manager

START is a fully-funded programme to take individuals from business idea to starting a company. It’s a West of England Combined Authority funded programme, led by UWE Bristol in collaboration with University of Bristol, the University of Bath, Bath Spa University and techSPARK.

It’s aimed at anyone with a business idea that involves an element of technology – this might be anything from a simple mobile app or website to fabric technology, sensors, and even robots!

The team at START are looking for applications from a wide range of people within the West of England regions of Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, and South Gloucestershire, particularly individuals in underrepresented communities and those living in rural areas.

You’ll receive:

  • 28 hours of intensive training, workshops, and mentoring 
  • Access to networks and funding opportunities
  • A chance to earn a further 6-months free support in one of our business incubators.
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