TechSPARK was formed in Bath in 2012 by a group of tech founders & entrepreneurs who felt that the community locally wasn’t being seen for its amazing potential.
Whether a lack of public awareness, the lost opportunities from not connecting with peers or the talent who moved away because they couldn’t see the jobs we were losing out.
A few years (and many events) later we’re a community of over 4,500 HQ’d in Bristol & Bath. The growth of the ecosystem has been phenomenal and the area is now home to: globally recognised brands; 2 ‘unicorn’ startups and in the top 15 globally for amounts of equity investment committed in 2019.
Whilst there’s lots of great news though we still face many significant challenges with issues of finding the right space, money and people always on the agenda.
To overcome those challenges we know that our best opportunity is to build a real scale which is visible and competitive against other global tech hubs (not least London!).
From Swindon to Bristol we have a range of businesses who are at the forefront of fields including: FinTech; AI: High-Performance Computing; Cyber Security and the Internet of Things.
By levering of this expertise and building closer connectivity for founders, talent and businesses right across the M4 corridor we can put ourselves the map.
We’re delighted to be working with TechSwindon to build the whole of the west into a successful, connected and diverse ecosystem.