What we're about

South West Founders is a monthly meet-up for people based in the South-West who have been, are, or want to be tech start-up founders. We aim to connect local entrepreneurs with co-founders and other like-minded people as well as tech investors to create an informal support network.

Our focus is on scalable and disruptive tech businesses. We welcome entrepreneurs and tech investors with open arms, but discourage freelancers, consultants, lawyers and other service providers unless they have a genuine interest in founding or mentoring start-up businesses. We have a strict 'no selling' rule at our events.

The format of the meet-ups is very casual. Turn up, sign in and get a name badge which will tell everybody who you are and what you've come for. The badge also has one other important purpose - it will get you free drinks at the bar courtesy of our sponsors. Please check out their links on our page.

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South West Founders

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South West Founders is one of the most popular events in the TechSPARK calendar.

Each month we are joined by a guest speaker. This month we have Ali Kazmi from Ethical Equity.

To give you an idea of what Ali will be talking about:

"We have brought together like-minded serial investors, key stakeholders, and thought leadership, from across the UK to form an Angel Group, to complement our investment platform. This is to enable us to stimulate and energise deal flow in the UK private markets, whilst creating a diverse and inclusive environment to accelerate the dissemination of knowledge across the whole of Ethical Equity's ecosystem.

The AI Simulator is designed to educate first time founders, aspiring angel investors and experienced angel investors in how to better deploy their capital within the start-up world. It is also designed to educate founders and angel investors without the significant cost associated with a traditional training course, and to provide a safe online environment to experience angel investing without any risks to their capital.

The ultimate aim is that it will, in due course, unlock more angel investors in the UK, from various untapped communities. This will in turn unlock more capital which can be deployed to more start-ups."

Here is the agenda:
6:00 Arrivals and networking
6.30 Talk from guest speaker
7:00 Questions
7:15 More networking drinks and pizza
8:30 Close

Please check out our sponsors:

Love Your Accountants
We welcome entrepreneurs and tech investors with open arms but discourage freelancers, consultants, lawyers and other service providers unless they have a genuine interest in founding or mentoring start-up businesses.

ISL Talent
We partner with ambitious startups and scaleups. To us, bringing great people and great companies together is personal. We know that the strongest teams are built up from the inside out, starting with first-class people that embody your values and share your vision. So, we apply our passion and personality to go beyond search engines and algorithms. We offer a range of plans to meet your talent and recruitment needs. We’ll be your talent partner. We don’t just send CVs, we’ll be embedded as part of your team.

We have a strict no selling policy at our events.

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South West Founders

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