Business incubator the SETsquared Bath Innovation Centre has appointed Sean Devane to be Entrepreneur in Residence for the Advanced Engineering Business Acceleration Hub (AEBAH).
AEBAH is a three year programme that provides bespoke business support to startups and SMEs who have a connection with the West of England.
Previously, the role was held by Brian Prescott who is now the Centre Director of the Bath SETsquared Innovation Centre.
Sean has over 25 years of experience in Product Development and Innovation, working internationally with start-ups, SMEs and global companies. His most recent role was as a business consultant /mentor working for Devane Consulting. He was also a Director for Icoteq Ltd. In his new role, Sean will report directly to Brian.
Since 2016 Sean has been consulting, coaching and mentoring for a range of businesses in the region, covering strategy, positioning, product & capability development, sales, business development and team management. Sean is also active with the region’s start-up community and incubators, including FutureSpace and SETsquared Bristol where he mentors and regularly takes part in business review panels.
Sean said, “As a business growth consultant I enjoy helping start-ups develop and grow. I’m very excited to be joining the SETsquared Bath Innovation Centre, which is recognised as a world-leading business incubator and enterprise partnership. As Entrepreneur in Residence for the Advanced Engineering Business Acceleration Hub I’m looking forward to supporting high-growth businesses across the region.”
Brian, SETsquared Centre Director added, “Sean has an enormous amount of experience that will be of huge benefit in helping to attract and support early-stage businesses engaging with the programme. There are many benefits for participants of the AEBAH – not only the bespoke, fully funded business support but opportunities to collaborate with world-class academics at the University of Bath and the IAAPS propulsion centre, where support will soon be available to help business acceleration and SME growth through their new £70 million research and innovation facility.”
Pictured above: Sean Devane new Entrepreneur in Residence for the Advanced Engineering Business Acceleration Hub