Exeter City Futures, in collaboration with the University of Exeter, The Innovation Centre and SETsquared Exeter are looking to target and create 10 new investible start-ups in Exeter by the end of the year. They are particularly interested in products and services that could enrich the quality of life and environment in our City.
The Collaboration are looking for groups and individuals with fledgling business ideas to sign-up to the Start-up Weekend – a full weekend of pitching your idea, team working, business coaching and mentoring to take nascent ideas through to fully formed propositions.
Any business idea can be pitched and developed during the Startup Weekend, however, Exeter City Futures is especially interested in encouraging new business ideas that respond to the needs of sustainable cities –specifically to realise the goals of zero congestion and zero carbon by 2025 namely in the areas of Energy Transport and Health.
Exeter City Futures is offering a prize of an additional 6 month mentoring programme and possible investment for businesses that demonstrate scalable opportunities within these areas. The Innovation Centre and its SETsquared facilities will also offer prizes and continued support to those teams with the potential to create high growth businesses.
Startup Weekend isn’t just for entrepreneurs, engineers, technologist or those with a polished business concept , it’s open for everyone irrespective of sector, age or experience. To find out more about what’s involved in attending a Startup weekend you can watch the video of our last event here: http://bit.do/exestartupvideo
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