StartUp Studio 2023

Turbocharge your startup

Benefit from an intensive accelerator, expert mentoring, workshops, and expert guidance to reach your next stage of growth.

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Who is the programme for?

Tech companies that are:

  • Based in the South West
  • At pre-seed stage that have not yet raised a commercial round of funding (although may have had friends & family funds, or grants)
  • That have been trading for less than 3 years
  • That are seeking external investment
  • Looking to make a positive difference in society, the economy, and the environment
  • That have a credible, focussed, motivated and committed team
  • That has a large potential market that’s either new, or ripe for disruption

What do you get?

  • Full access to the Who’s Fabio? toolkit for three months
  • 1:1 onboarding + weekly mentoring
  • Targeted workshops and guidance from expert partners
  • Weekly virtual meetups with Tech South West and other cohort members
  • Pitch practice and investor-ready training
  • An opportunity to pitch to angels, networks and Seed VC funds at PitchUp Live
  • Ongoing support covering investment, grant funding, business strategy, brand, marketing, legal and financial expertise from our partners
  • A free copy of Traction First by Darren Ball and JP Luchetti
  • PR as a StartUpStudio breakout brand
  • Business expertise and contacts

Ready to apply?

Complete a short form to apply for a free place on the programme.

What's the process?

Stage 1 – Applications

  • Complete application
  • Receive an email including a copy of
  • Traction First + free bonuses, with a request to complete the DNA masterclass if you would like to interview
  • Submit DNA exercise
    Interview with JP and Darren at Who’s Fabio?
  • Final acceptance decision

Stage 2 – The programme

  • 1:1 onboarding onto the programme
  • Access to the Who’s Fabio? toolkit
  • Additional workshops and resources provided by programme partners
  • Weekly virtual meetup
  • Support from mentors

Stage 3 – PitchUp Live!

  • Pitch to investors and business experts from across the region
  • Stage 4 – Ongoing support as a
  • StartUp Studio breakout brand
  • PR Opportunities
  • Quarterly PitchUp events
  • Ongoing support

Frequently asked questions

StartUp Studio costs £100+VAT per month to take part

Ready to apply?

Complete a short form to apply for a free place on the programme.


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