StartUpBritain’s StartUp Bus has been touring the country and today, Friday 22 July, arrived in Bristol to spend the day with local entrepreneurs. The mission of the Bus is to inspire the general public and passers-by to set up their own businesses and get access to mentoring from experienced business leaders.

Bristol’s StartupBus is parked opposite Engine Shed, on Lower Approach Road, and is open between 10 am and 4 pm.

Nick Sturge, the Director of Engine Shed, will volunteer his time in the afternoon to mentor entrepreneurs. Nick said:

“We see a range of companies through Engine Shed’s business lounge, such as IoD members, Bristol Media, RegenSW and spinouts from the four universities in Bristol and Bath, but it’s great to have the opportunity for startups to learn from each other, as well as having the support of StartUp Britain’s advice.”

StartupBus initiative is supported by SETsquared, an incubator for high growth and high tech ventures, which has been ranked as the Global No.1 university-led business incubator by UBI. Monika Radclyffe, the Centre Director for SETsquared in Bristol said:

“The StartupBus is on a mission to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs to set up their own businesses. But it is really hard to do it by yourself, and that’s why being part of the incubator where we have 65 startups not only helps to accelerate your business growth but also enables you to flourish as an entrepreneurs and leader among like-minded people”.

Four SETsquared members are offering business advice to StartupBus visitors:

  • Gareth Williams, the founder of Yellowdog, an app that pays for your PC’s processing power to help create animations;
  • Zara Nanu, who leads Business Development at GAPsquare, a tool that calculates your gender pay gap and offers easy to read visual metrics about your workforce;
  • Emily Kent, co-founder of My Action Replay, which allows you to view and share action replays from sports venues;
  • Steve Vangasse, founder of Screen Time Labs, which helps you manage the time your kids spend on their tablets and smart phones.