Network while you work. It’s all about Location, Location, Location…

With this weeks blog activity focusing on “Networking”, what better time to talk about the rich seam of opportunity to meet and learn from like-minded people at Southampton Science Park, home to the Catalyst Centre. Networking is hard-wired into our DNA here, and we make the most of every opportunity to get our tenants together. Some of the discussions we’ve overheard have been truly exciting, and we’re sure that many seeds of innovation have been sown during an informal chat over a coffee at one of our events. We also have it on good authority that some companies based on the Park have made fundamental changes which have seen them achieve great outcomes, as a result of a chat in the kitchen, or the coffee shop, or just walking down the corridor. Networking is everywhere… 

We have a host of exceptional organisations in residence, one of which is SETsquared (Southampton) – the business acceleration programme which exists to help technology businesses with great potential expand their vision and turn their aspirations into reality. SETsquared is a key supporter of the Catalyst Centre; both helping with the selection process, and playing a big role in the support offered to all the winners. SETsquared opens the doors for fledgeling businesses to learn from, and interact with people with many years of experience, and their events are networking gold. 

We also encourage tenants to attend informal events, such as our Beer and Pizza Evenings – another chance to make contacts and benefit from meeting people who have been there and done it. They are an invaluable way to meet people in an informal environment – the perfect starting point for the rookie networker. 

We can’t emphasise enough how much value can be gained by networking with people who can help, advise and support you at the start of your journey. Hope to see you at a Science Park event very soon!