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:
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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…
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.
Semester One events include:
- Tuesday 22 October 6pm – John Murphy, Interbrand
- Tuesday 12 November - TBC
- Wednesday 16 October 12pm - Antonia Lock, Digital Bridge
- Wednesday 13 November
- Wednesday 27 November
She’s the Business
- Innovation Begins at Home – Professor Andy Stanford-Clark, CTO, IBM, Wednesday 2 October, 1.30pm, Kilburn Building
- Team-based exercise to design new products using conductive graphene inks
Saturday 16 November 10am – Sunday 17 November 3pm, Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre
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All events are free to attend, but please register if you'd like to attend. Contact email@example.com for further details.
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
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. >>
Thursday, May 9, 2019
The winners of the 2019 Venture Further business start-up competition have been announced at an awards ceremony at The University of Manchester. 10 teams of entrepreneurs have been awarded a share of a £75,000 cash prize fund to help take their start-ups to the next level. >>