Got a bit overwhelmed with some work on another project, but spent a great hour or so with Sarah Baddley from Common Purpose on Friday.
She’s putting together a new programme and we were discussing innovation, entrepreneurship, Bristol and the West of England. The most obvious (and recent) entrepreneurial success that came to mind was Ryan Notz at www.buildersite.co.uk and his success at SeedCamp.
I also mentioned Venture Hacks and their series of fantastic entrepreneur-friendly posts on how to get a term-sheet together and how to negotiate with VCs and Angels.
Lastly there was the new National Coordination Centre for Public Engagement between UWE and Bristol.