Start – A Fully Funded Programme For Aspiring Entrepreneurs in the West of England

llo there! I think START may be of interest to those in your network, so was hoping you might help us share the opportunity with them. START is a fully funded programme from W

START is a fully funded programme from West of England Combined Authority, led by UWE Bristol, in partnership with all the regional universities and techSPARK, to help potential founders go from a tech-based business idea to running their own start-up.

It includes:

          28 hours of training, workshops and mentoring worth £1400

          Access to investment opportunities

          The chance to earn a fully funded place in an incubation programme.

Representation really matters to us on this programme, we’re really keen to support community and ethnic minority led entrepreneurship through it. This is why I’m reaching out to organisations like yourselves to ask if you could kindly help us promote out the programme to your network whether that be via email, through social media, in person or through physical locations.

In this folder you’ll find everything you need to spread the message digitally, if you’d like posters as well please let me know where to send them and we’ll get some out to you.

The next two START programmes will be commencing:


          21st of September, in Bristol

          26th of October, in Bath


Anyone interested can submit their interest here:

If you’ve got any questions then please do let me know,