Key facts and highlights

At The University of Manchester, it is a priority to ensure all students have the opportunity to access entrepreneurial activities.

Established in 2000 and recognised as one of the UK leaders in applied enterprise and entrepreneurial teaching, learning and support, the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre (MEC) is a cross-discipline campus-wide teaching centre, located in the Alliance Manchester Business School.

We provide teaching and skills development for students, recent graduates and staff, and support a growing community of start-ups. Our activities include:

  • Over 30 taught units at all levels, offered in Schools across the campus.
  • Range of workshops and access to online networks.
  • Wide range of co-curricular activities and events.
  • Start-up funding awards available.
  • Annual flagship competitions, including Venture Further and the Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award.
  • An Entrepreneurial Advisor Network composed of highly experienced alumni and regional contacts.
  • Well-connected with key regional and national groups.
  • In the last year, nearly 40 new start-ups were created.
  • Over 260 Centre-supported businesses are still active: employing over 1,000 and generating over £50M in turnover. External investment in these businesses is more than £6.4 million.