Interactive Scientific walks away with top prize at innovation showcase

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Monika Radclyffe, Centre Director for SETsquared Bristo
Monika Radclyffe, Centre Director for SETsquared Bristo

Interactive Scientific selected as people’s choice for best elevator pitch at the SETsquared Annual Innovation Showcase

Ten companies from the Bristol SETsquared Centre, the Global No.1 university business incubator, competed in an ‘elevator pitch’ to promote their businesses at the Annual Innovation Showcase, hosted at Veale Wasbrough Vizards on Wednesday, the 15th of June.

Interactive Scientific scooped a top award for the Best Elevator Pitch, as chosen by the audience on the night.

Interactive Scientific wowed the audience by talking about breaking the rules of the universe while using their Nano Simbox platform to make simulations in the molecular nano-world

Becky Sage, the Managing Director of the winning venture comments: “We are delighted to have been selected for the Best Elevator Pitch. We are currently fundraising, so the event has provided us with a great opportunity to raise awareness for our business!”

Other pitches included Yellow Dog, last year’s winner, who offer crowdsourced 3D rendering for animators and was pitching for £1m funding.

Gradient DM , who have developed the GAPsquare tool for measuring the gender pay gap also pitched, alongside My Action Replay who capture highlights from sporting events, instantly sending edited footage to social media channels and local TV.

The audience, who voted for the best pitch, was made up of investors, grant funders, senior executives from major corporations, supporters and mentors of SETsquared.

The event was opened by Monika Radclyffe, who was appointed to Centre Director for SETsquared Bristol in March.

Since last year’s showcase the 65 SETsquared ventures have raised £33m of funding and created 200 new jobs, an increase of 40% on the previous year.

Monika comments: “We have 65 truly innovative businesses at SETsquared Bristol so I am glad we have had this opportunity to showcase some of them to the world today.

“I continue to be amazed by the technologies they create and we do everything we can to help them accelerate growth. It is an exciting time to be in Bristol and I hope next year we will see even more successes.”

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