Monika Radclyffe is responsible for the Bristol SETsquared Business Acceleration Centre, where she manages the centre’s strategy and delivery of incubation activity to the 75+ high-tech ventures.
“I am hoping to see new entries from people and companies that I have never heard of before”
Monika’s career includes facilitating open innovation programmes between corporates, academics and startups and global innovation events at Fortune 500 firm Cognizant, leading delivery on fintech innovation programmes at innovation consultancy ENTIQ, setting up a student incubator at the University of Westminster, running an entrepreneurial community of 6,000 members, setting up two co-working spaces and a digital acceleration programme at Dreamstake in London.
Monika holds an MSc in Business Innovation and in her spare time runs a small arts business called Macrame Art and spends time outdoors.
What excites you most about the tech scene in Bristol, Bath and the South West?
What really excites me about Bristol and Bath is how quickly the local tech scene is developing. In the last year alone we’ve gained a new angel investment group and a couple of new co-working and incubation spaces.
What are you hoping to see from the SPARKies nominees?
I am hoping to see new entries from people and companies that I have never heard of before.