Incubator news from Salford and UWE

Written by Kate Beresford


Salford: Entrepreneurial successes of university incubator

From a Vegan delivery company to a business using VR to train Olympians, the first cohort of entrepreneurial students and graduates from the Launch@SalfordUni business incubator have made remarkable progress over the last six months. Since it was opened by Andy Burnham back in October, the incubator at The University of Salford has gone from strength to strength offering advice, workshops and office space to 20 start-up businesses (pictured above). There have been 611 hours of hotdesking usage logged at the Launch @SalfordUni  incubator, totalling over 3 weeks of solid working in the space! Read the full story here.


UWE: Graduate incubator generates employment

In just 18 months UWE’s Launch Space graduate incubator has supported over 50 businesses, with more than £1.8 million funds raised by its residents, and employment created for more than 90 people. Launch Space provides free desk space and business support for 12 months, and is now open for applications from recent (last 3 years) graduates from any UK University who have a high tech/high growth business idea they’d like to put into action. With connections in the regional start up, academic, and business communities, it’s a great place to kick off your start-up. Click here for more details.