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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…

Download the 'Entrepreneurship for All' brochure >>

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 entrepreneurship@manchester.ac.uk for the zoom details; we look forward to meeting you.

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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 entrepreneurship@manchester.ac.uk 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.

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

Event details

Date and time

Entrepreneurs@Manchester with Social Entrepreneurs

Online event

The next guests for the Entrepreneurs@Manchester speaker series are Manchester-based Social Entrepreneurs.

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12 November 2020, 16:00 - 17:00 

She's the Business 2020

The Masood Entrepreneurship Centre will once again be celebrating women in business by hosting another inspirational event aimed at empowering women to embrace their inner-creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.

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19 November, 2020, 09:30 - 15:30

Researcher to Innovator (R2I) Bootcamp

The next R2I Bootcamp will run online over Tuesday 27 October and Wednesday 28 October.

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.

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.

Read more and book your place >>

ARC Accelerator

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.

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Enterprise School

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.

Read about the 2020 Virtual 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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