KPMG and Nexus have announced the opening of a dedicated incubator space, with advisory support for scaleup businesses.
The space is now home to five businesses: Hero Wellbeing, Caterpillar Health, enteruptors, Work And Communications and Uplift 360.
With businesses working across similar sectors, such as healthcare and ESG, the incubator aims to “provide an opportunity for shared learning and collaboration not only between KPMG, the University and the tenant, but also peer to peer”.
Euan West, Leeds office senior partner at KPMG UK, said: “It’s fantastic to work with our first set of businesses in the KPMG@Nexus space as we see a material impact of our partnership with the University of Leeds.
“Supporting innovative businesses and entrepreneurs either already in Leeds, or as they consider making the move, is at the heart of what we are trying to do with the incubator space. Here, these businesses have free and unlimited access to knowledge and research that can help them to reach their potential.”
Martin Stow, Nexus director, added: “We’re proud to have launched the KPMG@Nexus incubator and it’s exciting to see our first five businesses already benefiting from a wealth of support from KPMG, Nexus and the University..
“We’re passionate about supporting scale-ups within the region but also attracting international companies to Leeds, connecting them to our brilliant innovation ecosystem and working closely with them to help accelerate their growth.”