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80 Ventures


The Bristol SETsquared centre, set up by the University of Bristol and based at Engine Shed in the heart of Bristol Enterprise Zone, is the largest of the SETsquared centres and is home to over 80 innovative ventures.

Here’s some of the coolest companies from SETsquared who are looking for great talent to help them become some of the UK’s most innovative digital tech companies of the future…

BOXARR is an innovative software company providing a modelling tool that uniquely addresses the growing challenges of managing complex interdependent systems. BOXARR software enables people to collaboratively model their complex organisational challenges, at ‘real world’ scale. These Digital Twin models can be visualised, filtered, processed, simulated, and analysed across multiple contexts and scenarios: identifying hidden risks, and revealing opportunities for time/cost/risk optimisation. BOXARR’s proven paradigm can be applied and shared across a wide arrange of challenges in many sectors including: systems engineering, project planning, production scheduling, supply-chain resilience, operational process, compliance, and more.

BOXARR is owned and operated by a strong team of executives with a deep commitment to helping organisations solve challenges of complexity.  Our team is made up from enthusiastic and passionate people from all over the world.  The location of our office makes all even more exciting, as we are part of SETSquared and are based in the Engine Shed – ranked as the World’s Top Business Incubator. We not only work hard to solve the most complex problems of our customers, we also know how to have fun by participating in different team activities. Come and join BOXARR team and be a part of our fast growth!

Through its Cyber Workforce Management System, Cyberforce, Immersive Labs is enabling organisations to upskill and assess cyber workforces, as well as identify and develop new talent. Using real-world lab challenges and gamification – all accessible through the browser, Cyberforce provides hands-on training that caters for novice to ninja. Its Digital Cyber Academies also provide free cyber training to students and ex-veterans, connecting organisations to some of the hottest upcoming cyber talent worldwide.

Our awesome team are creating a game-changing product. It’s not about certificates, it’s all about mindset. We believe in what you can bring, not where you have been. We employ collaborative people that create ingenious solutions and help them be the best they can be. Want to be part of a team working with a game-changing product? Join us on our journey. We’re growing rapidly and are looking for people with mountains of enthusiasm to grow with us.

LettUs Grow® is a Bristol based start-up designing irrigation and control technology for vertical farms. Our mission is to reduce the waste and carbon footprint of fresh produce, enabling anyone to grow delicious food near its point of consumption. Our small but passionate team of engineers and horticulturists collaborate to design the next generation of technology for the vertical farming industry.  Since being founded in 2015, the company has been developing an industry-leading aeroponic system, with integrated control software, which has demonstrated substantial yield improvements over the industry status quo. We are now entering an exciting period of business growth, establishing larger scale crop trials and beginning sales to vertical farms around the UK. As our team is growing rapidly, we are looking to recruit a diverse range of passionate employees that are ready to hit the ground running at this exciting start-up.

Living DNA is a direct to consumer DNA testing provider that focuses on transforming people’s lives through science. We are taking the latest genetic testing methods, combining this with Machine Learning and complex algorithms to deliver an incredible experience to clients as they discover just how connected they are to the rest of the world and understand more about the very choices they make each day and the effect this has on their health.

Join an early-stage company at the forefront of the future of work. OnCorps helps businesses and their people improve performance using digital adaptive guidance solutions.  Using OnCorps, businesses can quickly create helpful personalised digital advisors which leverage the latest machine learning and behavioural science. OnCorps’ highly experienced teams are based in both Bristol, UK and Boston, USA and our clients include global leaders in consulting, financial services, and high-tech industries.

TravelLocal is an exciting tech start-up located in the heart of Bristol. We’re changing the way people book bespoke holidays to over 40 fantastic destinations by safely connecting them to locally owned travel companies via a convenient, easy-to-use platform.

Headed by founders Tom and Huw, the TravelLocal team is made up of a sociable group of development, marketing and other professionals who all have a true enthusiasm for what they do. With its focus on creativity, sustainability and progression, Bristol is the perfect place for us to flourish.


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Life at Bristol SETsquared Start ups

SETsquared Bristol provides a dynamic, modern and supportive environment to grow high-tech business. Whether from the private sector or University spin-outs, they all get to benefit from the high quality support environment including guidance on business growth and strong links to university and networks expertise.

SETsquared is ranked Global Number 1 University Business Incubator by UBI Global


Jobs at Bristol SETsquared Start ups


Full Stack Engineer

There is a global skills shortage in cyber security that is increasing cyber risk for businesses globally.  Immersive Labs is an online gamified learning platform…

Content Developer

We are looking for a Content Developer to join us on a path of continued expansion. The role will involve writing theory and online learning content for…

Product Owner

Having experienced phenomenal success and growth in our first year, we are looking for a Product Manager to join us on a path of continued expansion. Find…

Ruby on Rails Engineer / Developer

Immersive Labs are currently seeking an experienced engineer to join our growing team in Bristol. We are looking for someone with significant past experience working…

Cyber Security Training Content Developer

We are looking for talented people with broad knowledge of different cyber security disciplines to join our team of expert security researchers to plan and…


The role: OnCorps is looking for a senior UX practitioner to join our fast-growing company building world-class enterprise apps for adaptive decision analytics. We apply…

UX Designer

Having experienced phenomenal success and growth in our first year, we are looking for an UX Designer to join us on a path of continued…

Cyber Security Training Content Developer

We are looking for talented people with broad knowledge of different cyber security disciplines to join our team of expert security researchers to plan and…


The role: OnCorps is looking for a talented User Interface Designer to join our fast-growing company building world-class enterprise apps for adaptive decision analytics. We…

Software Development Engineer in Test

There is a global skills shortage in cyber security. We help plug the skills gap by enabling people and organisations to measure their cyber security…

Relationship Manager – Cyber Skills Development

There is a global skills shortage in cyber security. We are a rapidly growing tech start-up based in central Bristol who help people and organisations…

Ruby on Rails Engineer / Developer

We are looking for someone with significant past experience working with Ruby, Ruby on Rails, RESTful APIs and object-oriented design. The role is majority focussed…

News at Bristol SETsquared Start ups

Watershed offers new co-working space

Studio 5, the new creative workspace on the Bristol harbourside has desk space to rent. Watershed‘s new space is designed for creative companies, with half…

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SETsquared toast new investments

SETsquared Bristol members collectively raised over £82.1m in 2018 The global incubator champions diversity, and now hosts 23% female founders – a 150% increase in…

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SETsquared myth busting

Monika Radclyffe, Centre Director of SETsquared Bristol, expels some common misunderstandings about who can join the business support programme. The incubator doesn’t have space for…

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Need help bringing products to market?

Design/Build/Market returns on the 14th March and will cover the journey from app ideation to creation and release. The quarterly mini-conference promotes collaboration between disciplines to…

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$8m investment in Immersive Labs

Immersive Labs have announced that Goldman Sachs has led an $8m Series A investment round in its fast-growing cyber security skills platform. The funding, made alongside…

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Bristol one of the best places for a digital career

    Monster’s Digital Cities highlights the top 10 cities outside of London to develop a digital career. To create the ranking Monster analysed a variety of…

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New scheme to help diverse founders

TechSPARK have launched a new programme, SPARK School, aimed at supporting underrepresented people interesting in starting a company. Following last years successful launch of the SHIFT Programme,…

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Bristol & Bath 2018 Insta roundup

What a year! There’s been so much big news from the cluster, from our first unicorn, the Channel 4 announcement and being declared the most…

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What’s 2019 got in store for Tech?

Happy new year! 2018 has been fantastic for the tech cluster in Bristol & Bath, but we’re not ones to rest on our laurels. We’ve…

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SW companies shine at CES 2019

The region’s leading tech companies are out in force at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. From AI to voice control,…

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LettUs Grow raises £1m to grow

The UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, has awarded the agri-tech company a grant of £399,650 to lead a £700,000 project – which will help increase food…

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Report says region ready to go global

A major study by consultants SQW highlights that the Bristol and Bath city region is well positioned to rival the top innovation cities in the…

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