Startup People

"Starting a business is an exciting prospect and a daunting challenge. But, with the help and assistance of BRAVE, you’ll have the confidence to develop your ideas into a real business success."

Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council Business Support Team
Advice on and assistance with essential legislation and regulations when starting a business plus help with finding premises.

Bristol Creatives
Bristol Creatives is an artist-led networking and marketing initiative open to everyone based in the city working in the creative industries.

Bristol Enterprise Development Fund (BEDF)
A potential source of finance for new and existing businesses in Bristol. As a 'lender of last resort', they offer highly competitive loans to those businesses who are unable to raise all or some of their required funding from traditional sources such as banks.

Bristol Spaceworks
Four Networked Business Centres
Managed workspaces: office space, workshops, studios and desks for rent in Bristol

Business Link in the South West
A rich resource of information, guides and online tools for businesses.

Citizens Advice Bureau
The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice.

Co-operative Development Agency
An organisation dedicated to setting up co-operatives.

CSV
Business start-up advice for those people claiming benefits.

GWE Business West
GWE Business West leads and represents the business community. It is a membership organisation incorporating the Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire Chambers of Commerce.

Knowle West Development Trust
Advice and support specifically for those living in Knowle West.

RED
RED is the focus for enterprise and entrepreneurship at Bristol University. RED is also the first point of contact for business and industry wishing to work with the University.

Social Enterprise Works
Social Enterprise Works provides free guidance and practical business development assistance to prospective, newly-formed and established social enterprises.

Sole Mates
An informal networking group that meets at the Coach House and at other venues around Bristol.

Set Squared
SETsquared is a joint venture between the Universities of Bristol, Bath and Southampton to help knowledge-based entrepreneurs in Southern England.

Voscur
Voscur are an infrastructure organisation and a development agency for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Bristol.