Masood Entrepreneurship Centre
The focal point for enterprise and entrepreneurship at Alliance Manchester Business School.
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…
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Interested in developing your enterprise knowledge and skills? Here’s your chance to find out more…
There is a wide range of enterprise and entrepreneurship learning opportunities 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.
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
Discover the support available for international students and graduates looking to start a business in the UK, including details of the Start-up visa.
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. >>