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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 Griff Holland, Co-founder of Friska

After being united by a love of good food, great coffee and believing business could have a positive impact on the world, co-founders Griff and Ed opened Friska in 2009.

Read more and book your place >>

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 16:00-18:00

Start-up Talks: Launching a Product to Market

It’s time for the second instalment of our Start-up Talks. You may have an amazing idea for a business, but it’s time to learn how to take your product to market.

Read more and book your place >>

Wednesday, 26 February. 13:00-14:30 

Network Thinking with Dr Daria Tataj

Dr Daria Tataj will share her engaging view on how to build networks, communities and ecosystems, and how to rethink business model strategies for the network economy.

Read more and book your place >>

Wednesday, 4 March, 12:00-13:00

Manchester Venture Crawl 2020

Register your interest now for the opportunity to visit some of Manchester's exciting innovative businesses, with talks, activities and behind-the-scenes tours.

Read more and book your place >>

Wednesday, 11 March, 09:00-19:00

Start-up Talks: How to Build a Network

Our third Start-Up Talk is coming. Our first two events left you feeling inspired and understanding how to launch your business, now it’s time to grow it – but you can’t do it alone.

Read more and book your place >>

Wednesday, 11 March, 17:30-18:30 

Doing Things Differently: An Audience with Shiv Khera

"Winners don't do different things, they do things differently." The International Entrepreneur (TiE) NorthWest and the Masood Enterprise Centre, in conjunction with the Indian Society of Manchester, are excited to bring you this fantastic, inspirational event.

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Wednesday, 18 March, 16:00-18:00 

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.

Every Friday morning from 10-12:30 we hold a drop-in session for you to learn more about all about the opportunities available to you. Drop by this Friday; we look forward to meeting you.

  • 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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