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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 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 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 for further details.

Event 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.

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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.

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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.

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.


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 >>

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

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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