SETsquared Bristol’s record diversity and inclusion figures in 2020

University of Bristol multi-award-winning tech incubator, SETsquared Bristol, has seen its 80 startup and scaleup companies establish record leadership diversity.

Dr. Stephanie Campbell OKKO Health Founder

In 2020, women made up 45% of SETsquared Bristol company founders/CEOs, and people from a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) background made up 23%, an increase of 66% and 21% respectively from 2019.

These figures compare very favourably to the UK national average where less than 10% of women are CEOs in tech companies and less than 9% are senior tech leaders from a BAME background.

SETsquared Bristol is an active supporter of making tech more inclusive through its initiatives, giving under-represented groups access to funded business support and coaching, including Breakthrough Bursary for BAME-led start-ups, now in its second year, and Enterprising Women programme, in partnership with NatWest.

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