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.
The University of Manchester has moved teaching online and has closed all non-essential facilities on campus due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Whilst all our usual on-campus activities have been postponed during this difficult time, the team is working and still available to support all our students and graduate start-ups. Our general enquiry inbox email@example.com is open for business so please do drop us a line if you have any questions or queries.
We have also set up Zoom as a communications platform so that we can arrange face-to-face meetings with you if that would be helpful.
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
Venture Further Awards 2020 (online - Facebook)
Join Masood Enterprise Centre’s online celebratory event where the winners of the University’s business start-up competition will be announced.
|10 June 2020, 16:30-18:00|
Virtual Enterprise School
Register your interest now for the opportunity to participate in Masood Enterprise Centre’s Virtual Enterprise School, which will develop your enterprising skills and mind-set whilst enabling you to work on real-life problems facing the community in Manchester.
|6 - 31 July 2020|
Doing Things Differently: An Audience with Shiv Khera - Postponed
Unfortunately, this event has been postponed.
"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.
Researcher to Innovator (R2I)
The next programme will be advertised in August to start in September 2020.
A bespoke programme designed and delivered by well-respected experts in research and innovation for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) who have an interest in creating impact through commercialisation.
R2I runs twice per year and includes a series of four events that combine practical workshops, interactive exercises, one-one sessions and presentations. Its aim is to nurture innovative thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset of the ECR and explore the feasibility of their ideas.
Taking place in July each year, this is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in enterprise and entrepreneurship who want to develop their knowledge and skills in this area and direct their start-up thinking.
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
- Drop-in advice sessions
Masood Enterprise Centre News
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
With the Coronavirus crisis upon us, entrepreneurial start-ups are going to be more important than ever to help the economy recover. Dr Robert Phillips, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Masood Enterprise Centre, has featured in several articles recently that are particularly relevant to the current situation. >>
Friday, March 27, 2020
The Masood Enterprise Centre has opened its annual Eli & Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award competition, which offers £70,000 prize money for novel ideas involving graphene and other 2D materials that have the potential to be commercialised. >>
Friday, February 28, 2020
Andrew Jervis, co-founder and CEO of the award-winning online start-up, ClickMechanic, has just gone live with his debut TV campaign. Having secured £1m worth of commercial airtime through UKTV Ventures multi-million-pound investment fund, ClickMechanic will be able to reach out to over 33 million viewers every month. >>
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
We guess you’re reading this as you are considering submitting an application to Venture Further - the University’s annual business start-up competition - to help turn your ideas into reality. It really is a fantastic opportunity for any student interested in starting their own business. >>