If your business has high growth potential, SETsquared will get you there

SETsquared Southampton’s Business Growth Programme is focused on problem solving through fully funded bespoke, highly targeted interventions to help companies with high growth potential to scale-up rapidly and sustainably.

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SETsquared Southampton’s Business Growth Programme offers:

  • Very high commercial growth potential for knowledge-based businesses.
  • A grant of up to £5,000 per project to address a specific growth inhibiting problem.
  • A prestigious base in Southampton Science Park’s Incubation Centre if required.
  • Bespoke high-level interventions with world-class business mentors.
  • Rapid matching with a mentor to accelerate pace of change.
  • Opportunities to network with the SETsquared Partnership and Science Park communities.

Since it was established in 2002, the SETsquared Partnership has:


worked with > 6,500 companies


raised nearly £2bn in growth investment


Boosted the UK economy by nearly £7bn.

Which companies work with SETsquared?

As a SETsquared company, you’re in good company!

The Partnership is the global no. 1 university business incubator. By 2030, the economic impact of SETsquared supported companies is predicted to be nearly £27bn. More than 20,000 jobs will have been created.

Companies that have achieved investment and success with SETsquared Southampton include: Accelercom, Fresh Relevance, Ilika, Nquiring Minds, Primer Design, RedLux and Symetrica.

The Mentors

SETsquared mentors are proven experts in scaling companies to achieve their potential. With a wide range of commercial expertise and experience, many have established successful technology businesses themselves and coach from personal entrepreneurial experience.

Our core team in Southampton comprises:

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Access to the SETsquared Business Growth Programme is available to members of SETsquared.

Not a member? No problem! For just £100+VAT per month, your company can become a member of SETsquared and benefit from its brand association with successful enterprises, and more. Find out about membership

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