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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Upcoming events (3)

SW Founders - May: Sizing the Market - Greville Commins, SETSquared

South West Founders is one of the most popular in the TechSPARK calendar with some great conversations and networking. WE HAVE A NEW FORMAT and a new start time! The new format for SWF is an event in two parts. Firstly a brief talk or workshop session from a leading expert locally on something super useful to early-stage entrepreneurs. Secondly, we'll have our more traditional peer-to-peer networking! All members are welcome to attend either element or (ideally) both! Here are the timings of the new format: 6:00 Arrivals and networking 6.30 Content//speaker 6:50 Questions 7:00 Arrivals if you just want to attend the networking drinks 7:15 Tour of Framework for anyone who wants one 8:30 Close. This month we have: Greville Commins from SETsquared discussing Sizing the Market - Search for the BIG Number. Please check out our sponsors: SETsquared (http://www.setsquared.co.uk/) Forward Space (http://www.forwardspace.co.uk/) ISL Recruitment (https://islrecruitment.co.uk/) 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.

South West Founders Meetup - June

Framework

South West Founders is one of the most popular in the TechSPARK calendar with some great conversations and networking. The new format for SWF is going well! Firstly we have a brief talk or workshop session from a leading expert locally on something super useful to early-stage entrepreneurs. Secondly, we have our more traditional peer-to-peer networking! All members are welcome to attend either element or (ideally) both! Here is the agenda: 6:00 Arrivals and networking 6.30 Content//speaker 6:50 Questions 7:00 Arrivals if you just want to attend the networking drinks 7:15 Tour of Framework for anyone who wants one 8:30 Close. This month we have: TBC Please check out our sponsors: SETsquared (http://www.setsquared.co.uk/) TLT (http://www.tltsolicitors.com/) Forward Space (http://www.forwardspace.co.uk/) ISL Recruitment (https://islrecruitment.co.uk/) 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.

South West Founders Meetup - July

Framework

South West Founders is one of the most popular in the TechSPARK calendar with some great conversations and networking. Firstly we have a brief talk or workshop session from a leading expert locally on something super useful to early-stage entrepreneurs. Secondly, we have our more traditional peer-to-peer networking! All members are welcome to attend either element or (ideally) both! Join us before we break for the summer! Here is the agenda: 6:00 Arrivals and networking 6.30 Content//speaker 6:50 Questions 7:00 Arrivals if you just want to attend the networking drinks 7:15 Tour of Framework for anyone who wants one 8:30 Close. This month we have: TBC Please check out our sponsors: SETsquared (http://www.setsquared.co.uk/) TLT (http://www.tltsolicitors.com/) Forward Space (http://www.forwardspace.co.uk/) ISL Recruitment (https://islrecruitment.co.uk/) 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.

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