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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.

Semester One events include:


  • Tuesday 22 October 6pm – John Murphy, Interbrand
  • Tuesday 12 November - TBC

Start-up Spotlight

  • Wednesday 16 October 12pm - Antonia Lock, Digital Bridge
  • Wednesday 13 November
  • Wednesday 27 November

She’s the Business

Showcase Lecture

Graphene Hackathon

  • Team-based exercise to design new products using conductive graphene inks
    Saturday 16 November 10am – Sunday 17 November 3pm, Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre

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

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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