SETsquared, the world’s number one university business incubator, is running its three day entrepreneurship programme for the first time in Exeter.
The programme, which began on Monday November 30, combines sessions led by experienced entrepreneurs and investors with lectures and small group workshops to equip delegates with contacts and the confidence to optimise their success. The comprehensive modules range from market analysis to the anatomy of a business plan and funding strategies.
Following three days of intense training, eight companies are set to pitch their business ideas to a panel of investors and receive real-time feedback on their plans, with a prize for the best pitch.
Robin Jackson, centre director at SETsquared’s innovation centre in Exeter, said: “Those businesses who have taken part in SETsquared's entrepreneurship programme at other innovation centres have gone from strength to strength. This is an invaluable opportunity for these Exeter based high tech start-ups to take guidance from the world's best university business incubator and then put the three days of training into action immediately in front of investors. We're expecting great things from each business."