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:
email@example.com / +44 (0)161 306 8484
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…
Enterprise elective units
There are a wide range of electives available for undergraduate and postgraduate students across the University.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss these options in more detail.
Competitions and Awards
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 email@example.com for further 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.
|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.
|Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 16:00-17:30|
|Start-up Spotlight||Wednesday, 13 November 2019, TBC|
Team-based exercise to design new products using conductive graphene inks.
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.
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)
- 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
- Drop-in advice sessions
Masood Enterprise Centre News
Friday, October 4, 2019
IBM’s Chief Technology Officer for the UK and Ireland, Professor Andy Stanford-Clark, visited the Masood Enterprise Centre on Wednesday 2nd October to address students about innovation and entrepreneurship at a showcase talk in the School of Computer Science. >>
The University of Manchester strengthens enterprise and innovation capability with Masood Enterprise Centre investment
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
The University of Manchester is further strengthening its enterprise and innovation capability by bringing together the Masood Enterprise Centre and the Innovation Optimiser Team, previously based in UMI3, and investing in two new academic appointments. >>
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
The Masood Enterprise Centres Enterprise Summer School took place over four days in Grange-over-Sands last week with 30 postgraduate students from around the university aiming to identify business opportunities based on social problems in the area. >>
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
The “Chunhui Cup” – the national Chinese Students Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition – is the most prestigious and influential entrepreneurial competition in China, jointly organised by the Chinese Ministry of Education and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology. >>
Monday, June 3, 2019
The Masood Enterprise Centre is launching its Kickstarter Fund. The £25K fund will be part of a support package to test and develop early-stage business ideas. The aim is to create more successful start-ups from the ideas developed by students across the University. >>
Monday, May 13, 2019
A Manchester-based social enterprise that trains people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides in the city has secured a £12,000 investment through the Masood Enterprise Centre's Venture Further competition. >>