20 entrepreneurs from Bristol celebrated being announced within the top 50 entrepreneurs of global number one university business incubator, SETsquared at the House of Commons.
The entrepreneurs were named on an exclusive list selected from over 1,000 entrepreneurs who have been supported by SETsquared during the last 15 years.
The companies honoured have reached milestone achievements, including raising significant investment, exporting products globally, creating thousands of jobs or achieving a world first.
Gareth Williams, entrepreneur at start-up YellowDog, said: “I’m delighted to be named as one of the top 50 SETsquared entrepreneurs and to be included as part of such an illustrious group.
“YellowDog wouldn’t be where it is without SETsquared Bristol. We’ve been able to conclude several investment rounds, further develop our technology and expand in the short 24 months of our existence. Now our plans are for accelerated growth as we continue to build the world’s fastest supercomputer and take our technology to new markets.”
The reception at the House of Commons was an opportunity for the entrepreneurs to celebrate their achievements along with MPs and special guests, as well as sharing stories on how they have successfully raised investment, exported products globally or had a major impact on their industry.
Monika Radclyffe, SETsquared Centre Director in Bristol, said: “Tech entrepreneurs and high-growth companies are vital to the future of the UK economy. Bristol has always had a vibrant and thriving culture of innovation but without the right support these companies will not grow into global leaders. SETsquared has played a key role in supporting tech companies in the south of England, helping put Bristol on the global innovation map.”