Key facts and highlights
Learn more about our strengths and important role in setting the entrepreneurial agenda at The University of Manchester.
- Established in 2000 and recognised as one of the UK leaders in applied enterprise and entrepreneurial teaching, learning and support.
- Fully integrated within the University and based within the Alliance Manchester Business School.
- A University priority is to ensure all students have the opportunity to access entrepreneurial activities.
- 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 (now in its seventeenth year) 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, 32 new start-ups were created.
- Over 240 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.
- Closely linked to The University of Manchester Students' Union.
- More than half of all 14 to 25-year-olds have thought about starting a business.