Kirsty is the founder and CEO of IdeaSquares, which provides automated tools to support crowdfunding success. Kirsty began her entrepreneurial journey within WebStart Bristol in 2014 and has successfully raised three rounds of crowdfunding to support the growth of IdeaSquares. Kirsty is now a member of SETsquared.
“I’m hoping to see some new faces in this years nominations as lots of new startups have emerged since last year”
What excites you most about the tech scene in Bristol, Bath and the South West of England?
The best thing about the tech scene in Bristol and Bath is how well connected and tuned into the scene everybody is. This makes it so easy to make the most out of the network and to reach the correct people and resources to grow a business. I find people in the South West much more approachable and reliable than those within the London scene.
What are you hoping to see in nominations for the SPARKies 2016?
I’m hoping to see some new faces in this years nominations. Lots of new startups have emerged since last year and it would be great to see some of the great progress that have made represented in the nominations.