Sheffield Incubator Accelerator Network


The Cooper Project

February update from STP/Cooper Project

We organised the showcase and pitching event of Project22 – a 12-week Pre-Accelerator, on 12th December. The best five businesses pitched and received valuable feedback from a panel of experienced business advisors.  

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February update from P4SY

Recruitment for the programme has now concluded however we are working with P4 Accelerator Programme in London with referrals – P4 have just launched recruitment

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February update from AWRC

Aside from R&D/grant funding activity with companies, our focus over the last couple of months has been planning and promotion around our new community-focused programme.

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December update from P4SY

Philippa and Tamara at the Tech Summit.
Participation of P4SY and Gold Standard Phantoms in SY Tech Summit and film content – great opportunity and platform for building the ecosystem.

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December update from IoT Engine

The programme supports start-ups and SMEs to adopt, integrate and develop IoT through 1:1 mentoring and access to the MakerLab at Barnsley DMC for prototyping and proof of concept support.

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October update from TwinklHive

We have been announced as finalists in the Investor category at the EducationInvestor Awards 2022. We have invested in GrandNanny, the UK’s first intergenerational childcare

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October update from P4SY

Recruitment & Onboarding: Rolling recruitment to the programme – capacity for 6 more companies to join the programme for support until June 2023. Details regarding

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October update from AWRC

Completion of second accelerator programme Our second cohort of companies have been through our curated programme which closed with a showcase on 6th September. The

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Blue Lake

Update from Blue Lake

Blue Lake Open Office Hours:Over the month of August, we are offering open office hours for any early-stage start-ups in South Yorkshire. They are open

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Update from IOT engine

                        Rikki Coles, Programme We are now supporting 16 businesses with various IoT-related projects across a variety of sectors from health care to rail

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Update from TwinklHive

We have invested in 2 new companies, Yakkr (a marketplace for online gaming experiences) and an EdTech company which we cannot yet disclose the name

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Update from P4SY

Contacts: Philippa Hedley-Takhar, Tamara Moon, Programme officially launched 15th March at Electric Works – press coverage is here. 23 companies on the initial

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Update from Business Sheffield

Contacts: Yvonne Asquith,, Natalie Fletcher, Sheffield best city to start a business in the Startup Cities Index 2022 Winning overall city, Sheffield Sheffield

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Update from AMID

Contact: Richard Bland, Department for Levelling Up Homes and Communities funding now received (mid-Feb). Consultation in Feb/Mar to raise awareness of AMID#2 programme and

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Update from Team SY

Contact: Laura Bennett, David Richard’s EyUp Skills are launching the Entrepreneurship Academy with TEAM SY, building on the success of their Coding Academy. Expressions

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From mentee to mentor

A CEO who had support from Sheffield Hallam University two years ago has now joined its panel of industry experts to help others achieve their

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Update from AWRC (Sheffield Hallam)

Contact: Ryan Sylvester, Promotion has gone well with applicants from 11 countries applying for this year’s programme. Shortlisting has taken place and interviews in

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