We are continuing our relationship with the multi award-winning Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Bristol through their new startup accelerator.

‘Runway’ is a new student and graduate start-up accelerator at the University of Bristol which aims to turn fledgling ideas into high growth businesses.

The accelerator, launched with a £750,000 investment, gives students and recent graduates access to co-working space, mentoring and funding. All of the Centre’s teaching staff are entrepreneurs who can help with everything from patenting ideas to connections with funding teams.

Runway also offers: private meeting rooms, breakout space and professional presentation venues, access to student consultants and interns, designers and prototyping facilities, and financial support from the new ‘Jim and Peggy Wilkinson Innovation Fund’.

Tom Ellson, Director of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship said: “Without donations from supporters like the Jim and Peggy Wilkinson Foundation we would not be making the step change we can announce today.”

Mark Neild, Programme Director for Runway, said: “Runway is where student start-ups take off and we’re excited to see it become an inspiring space full of energetic young entrepreneurs.

“All of our staff have real-world business experience so we can help with the nuts and bolts of founding a venture, but also the psychological stuff: dealing with imposter syndrome, staying disciplined, that sort of thing.”

To find out more visit Runway’s website.