Welcome to the South Yorkshire Incubator & Accelerator Network (SIAN)

SIAN is a region-wide network of incubators, accelerator programmes, investors and local authorities seeking to work closely to make South Yorkshire an accessible, thriving economy. 

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Our members include globally renowned accelerator programmes with deep industry relations. We’re also proud to have locally-founded incubators amongst our membership.

The purpose of SIAN is to increase collaboration and engagement between business support programmes in South Yorkshire. Collectively, our mission is to create and empower a thriving startup entrepreneurial ecosystem across South Yorkshire.

‘No Wrong Door’

Our members have committed to a single principle: that wherever someone accesses support there is No Wrong Door.

This means members will make sure entrepreneurs and businesses are connected to the most appropriate people, programmes and investment opportunities, even if that is outside of the members’ own workstream.

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SIAN Delivery Team

The SIAN is an open network of collaborators. The core delivery team ensures that meetings, notes and news are shared amongst the network, and undertake additional side projects to enhance our impact. This is in no way a closed team, and we actively encourage other members to participate in the Network’s organisation and development.
Laura Bennett

Laura Bennett

Super Connector, TEAMSY

Darren Chouings

Darren Chouings

Incubation Manager, SHU iLAB

Tom Wolfenden

Tom Wolfenden

CEO Sheffield Technology Parks

Mike Stephens

CEO Entrepreneurial Spark

Sarah Lister, SIAN Operational Support

Sarah Lister

SIAN Operational Support