Basingstoke is where start-ups take off. It’s a place where great ideas are shaping the future and where the entrepreneurs of tomorrow are developing right now.
We’ve got all the ingredients for start-ups to succeed: a supportive environment, plenty of networking opportunities, affordable and flexible space and excellent transport links. And let’s not forget our outstanding quality of life and great places to socialise in our vibrant town centre.
It’s no surprise that supporting entrepreneurs is a major focus in Basingstoke. The Get Launched collective, bringing together the SETsquared partnership, IncuHive, Desklodge, Tech Juice and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council provides that buzzing eco-system new businesses need to thrive in.
SETsquared, the global No.1 university business incubator, chose Basingstoke as the only location outside of a university campus to base one of its hubs. This unique enterprise partnership and dynamic collaboration between five leading research led universities brings rich capabilities and expertise to help support the launch of new hi-tech businesses, turning ideas and innovation into successful businesses.
IncuHive enterprise hub offers an exciting business community space where entrepreneurs and local businesses can access business advice and support to help them start or grow their business in a central location. A programme of networking events, training courses and dedicated mentoring is also available at this co-working space.
When you work in a place like DeskLodge you can’t help but be inspired. It provides the flexibility and peer-to-peer environment that start-ups need to grow and succeed. Through their hot desks, fixed desks, private offices and meeting rooms, there is an option for everyone and a big part of the attraction is the collaborative and inspiring community they build.
Tech Juice, created by Juicy Marketing, is a one-stop shop for technology in and around Basingstoke. It informs with the latest news, educates with features from leading experts and is the place to find out about tech events. But it’s also a platform for people that have something interesting to say and those that want to make a difference to help grow the technology scene in Basingstoke.