University of Manchester

The Masood Enterprise Centre is focused on the delivery of enterprise and innovation programmes for students, graduates and staff across the Campus; delivered through on- and off-curricular activities.

  • Core and elective taught units in enterprise and entrepreneurship which are available in all Faculties and are taken by over 2,000 students each year, in mainly multi-disciplinary classes.
  • Extra-curricular activities; supporting the development of business opportunities including:
    • Venture Out – ideas competition
    • Venture Further – business start-up competition
    • Harari Graphene Enterprise Award
    • Kickstarter and Flying Start start-up funds
    • StartUp Spotlight – monthly speaker/networking series
    • Entrepreneurs@Manchester – leading entrepreneurs sharing their stories
    • She’s the Business conference
    • Researcher to Innovator
    • Various workshops and drop-in advice sessions
    • Mentor support

Main contact: Lynn Sheppard, Director and Tony Walker, Deputy Director