Masood Entrepreneurship Centre
The focal point for enterprise and entrepreneurship at The University of Manchester.
Our mission is to develop entrepreneurial skills in students, staff and graduates across The University of Manchester. We support a dynamic culture within our excellent facilities, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to succeed through entrepreneurship education, co-curricular activities, mentorship and all the support needed to launch a business. We empower the next generation of entrepreneurs to take control of their futures.
See our activities in action…
Every Friday morning from 09:30 - 11:00 we hold a virtual drop-in session through Zoom where you can speak with a member of the Enterprise team and learn more about the opportunities available to you.
Email email@example.com for the zoom details; we look forward to meeting you.
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
MEC Momentum Finance Series
These sessions hosted by the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre and Sempas Accountants Limited are designed to support University of Manchester start-up entrepreneurs navigate the world of finance.
|25 March - 27 May 2021|
Enterprise School 2021
This interactive Enterprise School is open for all current students at The University of Manchester who are new to enterprise and entrepreneurship and have an interest and desire to learn more and develop their skill-set.
|1 - 19 July 2021|
Researcher to Innovator (R2I) Bootcamp
A bespoke programme designed and delivered by well-respected experts in research and innovation for Researchers who have an interest in creating impact through commercialisation.
The R2I Bootcamp runs twice per year and includes a series of interactive and informative, personal and professional development sessions, to introduce the researcher to the concept of commercialisation, equipping them with strategies to take ideas forward as well as discovering new pathways to funding.
Apply to participate in this comprehensive entrepreneurial skills training programme designed for social science researchers employed by the University of Manchester. Launching in January 2021, this first-of-its-kind opportunity will help turn your bright idea into a business or venture to help people, society, the environment, or the economy.
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.
Innovation and Commercialisation of Research (ICR)
The project-based programme includes taught sessions and individual tutorials, preparing students to deliver a 5-minute pitch of their identified commercial opportunity.
For more details contact Lynn Sheppard at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Entrepreneurship Centre News
Friday, May 7, 2021
The winners of the 2021 Venture Further business start-up competition have been announced during an online awards ceremony. Hosted by Alliance MBS Advisory Board member, entrepreneur and philanthropist Vikas Shah MBE, 15 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. >>
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Steve Westgarth, Head of Engineering for healthcare giant Boots UK, shared his secrets to career success at the Entrepreneurs@Manchester speaker series hosted online by the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre (MEC), part of Alliance Manchester Business School. >>
Friday, March 26, 2021
Entrepreneurial students and recent graduates from across The University of Manchester took part in the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre’s annual business start-up competition and applied to win a slice of the Venture Further 2021 £75,000 prize fund to turn their innovative business ideas into reality. >>
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Now into its eighth year, the Eli and Britt Harari Enterprise Award competition, in association with Professor Sir Andre Geim, is now open to all students, postdoctoral researchers, and recent graduates of The University of Manchester. >>
Friday, January 29, 2021
Lorraine Wolter is an MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship graduate and the Founder of sustainable clothing start-up, Light and Air. Here she talks about her experiences of studying in Manchester and the opportunities available to her as a budding entrepreneur. >>