Scale | South West

12 Scale-ups, 40+ Corporates, 20+ industry experts

The Programme

Strengthening the city's reputation as a tech, creative and media hub, PwC and Business West kick off our Bristol based programme in January 2018, in collaboration with Engine Shed. Fast growing companies in the South West and Wales will be linked up with market leaders and industry experts, creating opportunities to further their growth and expansion.


  • Starts: January 2018, Bristol
  • 12 weeks
  • Enterprise B2B

Scale-up criteria

  • Revenue generating
  • Series A growth stage
  • Validated product

Programme structure

Programme launch – 29th January 2018

The programme events are an essential and mandatory part of the curriculum. Meet carefully selected executives and contacts who are willing to open their networks to drive sales opportunities for your business.

First Look Event – 19th February 2018
A private event to showcase your business to the cohort, PwC and our programme partners
  • Pitch to the programme cohort, PwC and our partner and our partners about the applications of your technology.
  • Engage with PwC executives and gain feedback from well-versed corporate buyers.
Executive event – 20th March 2018
A private event to connect with executives
  • Pitch your business in front of our corporate executive audience.
  • Networking opportunity with senior industry leaders.
  • Access to thought leaders and PwC senior partners.


Investor event – 29th March 2018
A private event to connect with investors

  • Pitch to over 50 VCs, PE Houses and High Net Worth individuals who are looking to invest at a level that matches your growth ambitions.
  • We will be holding our investor event at OiConf, Europe's fastest growing marketing and tech innovation conference. Your attendance to Scale SW Investor Event will entitle you to free access to the full day conference.

Programme finale – 12th April 2018
A private event for clients, mentors, sponsors and founders
  • Pitch to 150 attendees, including executives, journalists and senior PwC partners and clients.
  • Network and promote your startup within the wider ecosystem.
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Meet the team

Tom Hoskin

Scale-up programmes, PwC United Kingdom


Jonathan Hollis

Scale-up programmes, PwC United Kingdom


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