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New growth programme for tech start-up founders

Published on Thursday, 30th January 2020, contributed by Workbrands

A new growth programme for South West-based technology start-up founders is set to launch in March.

Loop works by giving participants structured access to practical, helpful advice from local experts across a range of business services. These include investor relations, product development, human resources, marketing and PR.

The programme, for which participants are only charged a nominal fee to cover its costs, consists of nine monthly sessions. Each one focuses on a specific area of business, and is led by the specialist(s) in that field from Loop’s panel of experts. All of these individuals have been carefully selected due to their experience not only in their sector, but also in working with technology-based start-ups and scale-ups.

Loop is a collaboration between two Bristol-based organisations: accountancy specialists Affecton, and creative marketing agency Workbrands.

They realised that many founders find the task of setting up and running a small business quite challenging. Particularly when it ends up distracting from their true passion, which tends to be the product or service they’ve created.

Loop aims to change that by arming its participants with practical knowledge and advice, provided directly from trusted experts and structured to enable maximum benefit.

Workbrands founder and director Nick Farrar said: “We’re thrilled to announce that Loop is open for applications. During our seventeen years in Bristol, we’ve witnessed at first-hand the phenomenal growth of the famous South West tech cluster, and supporting its continued development is something we’ve spoken about for a while. So it’s great to launch a programme like Loop which offers so much value to founders.”

Roy Millman, owner and director of Affecton, added: “Start-up founders interested in participating in the inaugural Loop programme are invited to attend the official launch of Loop at the Engine Shed in Bristol on Tuesday 25th February."

Interested parties can also visit loopbristol.co.uk to find out more information and register their interest in the programme.