Lorelei Hunt + Martin Coulthard Presentation


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Lorelei Hunt + Martin Coulthard Presentation

  1. 1. Science City Bristol <ul><ul><li>government designated ‘Science City’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>business, researchers and government coming together to use our science strengths to deliver economic growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>initially funded by South West RDA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>partnership, chaired by Professor Eric Thomas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>now independent, more broadly funded and incorporated as a company limited by guarantee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>able to build on opportunities emerging from changing external landscape </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. SCB – Steering Group University of Bristol Prof Eric Thomas, VC University of Bath Ron Humphries, Bath Ventures University of Bristol Dr Neil Bradshaw, Dir. of Enterprise University of the West of England Prof. Paul Gough, PVC Bath Spa University Anil De Sequeira WEP T Terry Wagstaff, Chief Executive SPark Bonnie Dean, Chief Executive GWE Business West James Durie, Deputy Chief Exec. TLT James Touzel, Partner HP Labs John Manley, Laboratory Director Rolls Royce Graham Hopkins, Director Bristol Cultural Devpt. Partnership Andrew Kelly, Director Bristol Natural History Consortium Savita Custead STEMNET SW Heather Campbell, Regional Dir. At-Bristol Rachel Murray SWRDA Ann O'Driscoll GOSW Kevin Tinsley UHB NHS Foundation Trust Robert Woolley, Acting Chief Exec.
  3. 3. Science City Bristol Ltd <ul><li>incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (non-profit) on 30 September 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>company members: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Bath </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Bristol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of the West of England </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-Executive Directors </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Directors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lorelei Hunt, Director, Science City Bristol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Martin Coulthard, BEN Director </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. funders and supporters <ul><li>funders: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities of Bath, Bristol and West of England </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South West Regional Development Agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>West of England Partnership (BCC, BANES, NSC, SGC) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Memorandum of Understanding with SPark </li></ul><ul><li>BEN </li></ul><ul><li>written into Local Economic Partnership proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Venturefest Bristol </li></ul>
  5. 5. Science City Bristol Ltd <ul><li>CONNECT ENGAGE INVEST </li></ul><ul><li>creating a more connected scientific community </li></ul><ul><li>promoting the area's scientific achievements to help us attract even more world-leading scientific enterprise and research </li></ul><ul><li>creating a culture for all which understands and celebrates science and technology </li></ul>
  6. 6. Venturefest Bristol 2011 <ul><li>funded by Lord Sainsbury </li></ul><ul><li>bringing ideas and funding together </li></ul><ul><li>engagement of universities is key </li></ul><ul><li>not a business-to-business exhibition </li></ul><ul><li>Steering Group </li></ul><ul><li>October 2011 in the newly opened SPark One </li></ul>
  7. 8. SCB Ltd – or to put it another way… ” helping make the Bristol and Bath region a great place to start and grow a science or technology-based business”
  8. 9. Martin Coulthard BEN Director
  9. 10. <ul><li>founded 2003 by University of Bristol, then run and supported by them </li></ul><ul><li>as the network for hi-tech, hi-growth organisations in the city region </li></ul><ul><li>strong reputation for running regular, high quality, free evening networking events </li></ul><ul><li>thanks to the Bristol Uni RED team: Paul Harrod, Jenny Pearcy, Kelly Willshire </li></ul>history
  10. 11. <ul><li>spin out process, supported by universities of Bath, Bristol and West of England, and by SWRDA </li></ul><ul><li>new focus on business, and especially entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>‘ the network for the tech business community’ </li></ul><ul><li>started running events in Bath </li></ul><ul><li>workshops as well as networking events </li></ul>July 09-June 10
  11. 12. <ul><li>Event type Date Title Attended </li></ul><ul><li>BEN Dinner 08/09/2009 The Future of Healthcare for Bristol 44 </li></ul><ul><li>Networking 22/09/2009 Harnessing the Power of the Internet 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Networking 08/10/2009 The Personalised Healthcare Revolution 60 </li></ul><ul><li>Networking 22/10/2009 The Role of Non-Executive Directors 63 </li></ul><ul><li>Business Clinic 09/11/2009 Healthcare Business Clinic 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Networking 12/11/2009 Green ICT Solutions: An Emerging Sector 56 </li></ul><ul><li>Networking 26/11/2009 Entrepreneurs Question Time 54 </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop 01/12/2009 Surviving the Broadcast Media 17 </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop 08/12/2009 Hitting the Headlines 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Networking 09/02/2010 Back to Reality (business funding) 75 </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop 25/02/2010 Business Angel Funding 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop 02/03/2010 Private Equity 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Networking 23/02/2010 Going Global 57 </li></ul><ul><li>Networking 09/03/2010 Where is the Silver Lining? 67 </li></ul><ul><li>Networking 23/03/2010 Patent or Be Damned? 28 </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop 01/04/2010 Every Business Owns IP 17 </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop 15/04/2010 Developing Your IP Strategy 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Networking 20/04/2010 Think Small! (nanotechnology) 42 </li></ul><ul><li>SCB Dinner 11/05/2010 Winning the Innovation Space Race 35 </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop 27/05/2010 Networking Know How 19 </li></ul><ul><li>Networking 27/05/2010 Profit from Design 69 </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop 15/06/2010 User-Centred Design 16 </li></ul><ul><li>Networking 10/06/2010 The Sales Chasm 29 </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop 22/06/2010 What Entrepreneurs Want 23 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL ATTENDANCES 932 </li></ul>BEN events: July 2009 – June 2010
  12. 13. <ul><li>unique series of 12 linked events </li></ul><ul><li>in collaboration with BCS, and 3 incubators </li></ul><ul><li>for tech entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>22 speakers: almost all are entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>200 attendees: 410 attendances, 80+% entrepreneurs </li></ul>BCS/BEN Tech Startup School 2010
  13. 14. <ul><li>an activity of Science City Bristol Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>part of a startup ourselves! </li></ul><ul><li>2128 individuals, 1176 organisations </li></ul><ul><li>USPs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>frequent, high quality, cross-technology business events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>strong connections with the region’s universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 city networking: Bristol + Bath </li></ul></ul>now
  14. 15. “ helping make the Bristol and Bath region a great place to start and grow a science or technology-based business’ connect + inform + inspire
  15. 16. <ul><li>Simon Bond (Innovation Centre, Bath) </li></ul><ul><li>Dave Brennand (UWE Ventures) </li></ul><ul><li>Nick Sturge (SETsquared Bristol) </li></ul><ul><li>Nathan Guest (Veale Wasbrough Vizards) </li></ul><ul><li>Helen Moore (BANES) </li></ul>Advisory Group
  16. 17. <ul><li>fixed costs covered (for at least next 2 years) by core funding and sponsorship </li></ul><ul><li>variable costs for activities, such as events, covered by associated revenue (ticket sales and event sponsorship) </li></ul>business model
  17. 18. <ul><li>connect with other organisations, especially those involving our owning stakeholders, and complement their events (e.g. this event!) </li></ul><ul><li>address the particular opportunities and challenges for technology entrepreneurs, e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>market research, sales and marketing for tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>risk funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>protecting intellectual property / competitive strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>building a highly skilled team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>technical development and emerging technologies </li></ul></ul>events that…
  18. 19. <ul><li>late March, Bristol </li></ul><ul><li>1 day event </li></ul><ul><li>for entrepreneurs and investors </li></ul><ul><li>with activity strands for startup, investing, grants & support </li></ul><ul><li>warm-up event for Venturefest Bristol </li></ul>Investability 2011
  19. 20. <ul><li>markets – how to select the right market segment? </li></ul><ul><li>understanding the value chain, and choosing which point in it to supply </li></ul><ul><li>supplying large corporates & public organisations </li></ul><ul><li>employment / team </li></ul><ul><li>open innovation </li></ul><ul><li>mobile apps </li></ul><ul><li>sustainability for startups </li></ul>2011 events – some suggestions
  20. 21. <ul><li>office in Bush House (move to SPark in July 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>recruiting the team </li></ul><ul><li>setting up SCB/BEN IT systems – in the cloud, web apps! (BrightPearl, Google apps, EventBrite etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>redevelop and merge BEN and SCB websites </li></ul><ul><li>ambitions to develop this into a resource centre / portal for the tech business community </li></ul>other activities
  21. 22. <ul><li>hard for people to learn about relevant local business events, and for event organisers to promote their events through partners </li></ul><ul><li>problems can be solved if each organisation maintains a public Google calendar </li></ul><ul><li>benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for individuals : access to more comprehensive, up-to-date aggregated event calendars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for event organisers : only have to post their event once & can easily offer aggregated events calendars </li></ul></ul>event calendars
  22. 24. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.bristolenterprise.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.sciencecitybristol </li></ul>