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Masood Enterprise Centre

The focal point for enterprise and entrepreneurship at The University of Manchester and our mission is to encourage and support start-up businesses.

Manchester Enterprise Centre has been renamed the Masood Enterprise Centre in recognition of the support from the Masood family.

Send us an email or give us a call to find out more: / +44 (0)161 306 8484

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Through a programme of enterprise teaching, learning, business start-up support and acceleration, the Centre helps you to capitalise on your ideas and the world-leading research output from the University, transferring knowledge from the classrooms and laboratories into successful market opportunities.

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Interested in developing your enterprise knowledge and skills? Here’s your chance to find out more… 

There are a wide range of electives available for undergraduate and postgraduate students across the University. 

Download the Enterprise Units brochure to view the unit details >>

Contact us at if you would like to discuss these options in more detail.

Our events are a great way for you to gain valuable insights, tips, tricks, recommendations, and advice to inspire you to take the next step on your entrepreneurial journey.
These events are the backbone of the start-up ecosystem where speakers and participants share their experiences, and where you begin to build your networks.

All events are free to attend, but please register if you'd like to attend. Contact for further details.

Event details

Date and time

Entrepreneurs@Manchester with John Murphy, founder of Interbrand

As a pioneer of brand valuation, John is the creator of ‘brands’, with Interbrand naming many familiar household names, including HobNobs, Homebase, Gala Bingo, and Mondeo.

Read more and book your place >>

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 16:00-17:30

Entrepreneurs@Manchester with Jo Fairley, co-founder of Green & Black's

Leading entrepreneur and award-winning journalist, Jo Fairley, alongside her entrepreneur husband, set out to market the world’s first organic chocolate, deciding on ‘green’ to represent their environmental ethos and ‘black’ to reflect particularly high-quality cocoa beans.

Read more and book your place >>

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 16:00-17:30
Start-up Spotlight Wednesday, 13 November 2019, TBC

Graphene Hackathon

Team-based exercise to design new products using conductive graphene inks.

Read more and apply >>

Saturday, 16 November 2019, 10:00 - Sunday 17 November 2019, 15:00

She's The Business

The University of Manchester will once again be celebrating women in business by hosting this inspirational event aimed at empowering women to embrace their inner-creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.

Read more and book your place >>

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 12:30-17:30

A programme of learning and development to enhance your skills and direct your start-up thinking.

  • Researcher to Innovator (R2I)
  • Roadmap
  • Enterprise School

We provide a package of essential business support activities that are critical at the start of your entrepreneurial journey.

  • Accelerator programme for graduate start-up business
  • Ideas Hatchery – pre-accelerator programme for student/graduate business ideas
  • Mentoring and coaching 1-2-1 support
  • Workshops
  • Drop-in advice sessions
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