You're on fertile ground

The Sheffield tech ecosystem has developed significantly over the last few years with more tech businesses relocating and scaling in the city - in fact, in 2019 Paymentsense ranked this as the best place to start a business, and now in 2022 Startups has also ranked us top.

Thanks to the help we offer via Business Sheffield, as well as the strength of a friendly and helpful community in the city, there's access on tap to business support, skills, talent and property - all  with the genuine friendly nature that Sheffield is known for, creating the perfect conditions for growth and acceleration.

Pendo

Our team can work with you to address your business needs and find a suitable programme or property. We are part of the Sheffield Incubator Accelerator Network so understanding the provision within the city is second nature to us.

Below is just a taste of some of the opportunities available right now in Sheffield for scaling up - but just get in touch if you want to chat about plenty of others.

The Cooper Project

This amazing initiative offers a 6-month free residency in the Cooper Lounge open to pre-start, pre-revenue, pre-investment and early stage startups operating in the tech sector.

Business Sheffield Tech Advisors provide a workshop programme and tailored support which includes Starting a Tech Business, Validating Your Business Idea, Strategies for Generating Revenue, Raising Money in the Early Stages.

The Cooper Project

The Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre

The AWRC is run by Sheffield Hallam University, and within this huge and globally significant project there is a Wellbeing Accelerator to help start-ups bring health and wellbeing innovations to market.

It's an R&D-focused programme that supports pre-revenue and early-stage companies developing products or services with health and wellbeing applications that align with the AWRC’s impact themes. Situated at the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, businesses have the opportunity to work across the site networks with available property to grow and scale the business. Companies like BuddyBoost have seriously benefitted from this partnership with the AWRC accelerator.  

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A bit of reassurance...

2018

Sellics ranked Sheffield as the third best city in the world to launch an online business.

Sellics rankings

2019

Paymentsense ranked Sheffield as the best city in the UK to start a business.

Paymentsense rankings

2022

Startups Cities Index rated us best city in the UK to start a business.

Startups report

Opportunity calls

Our team can work with you to address your business needs and find a suitable programme or property. We are part of the Sheffield Incubator Accelerator Network so understanding the provision within the city is second nature to us.

Below is just a taste of some of the opportunities available right now in Sheffield for scaling up - but just get in touch if you want to chat about plenty of others.

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Business Sheffield has specialist advisors that can help, specifically with growth and incubation. 

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It takes a community

Sheffield is one of the friendliest places on earth - and we see partnership and collaboration as a key strength in helping businesses grow and thrive.

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