Flying Starter Award

Help your idea take off with a Flying Starter Award from the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre.

  • Do you have an innovative business idea?
  • Are you a member of staff at The University of Manchester?
  • Apply today for a Flying Starter Award of up to £2,000 to test its viability


Available every month until the end of the current academic year, 31st July 2023.

Funding up to £2,000 is available for staff to test their entrepreneurial idea, find out if the idea is viable, learn more about what is needed to progress the idea and even create a prototype product.

For successful award winners, we will provide informative workshops to hone your business cases together with a range of mentoring opportunities to ensure your enterprises continue to flourish.


This funding opportunity is open to University of Manchester staff only.

Apply today

Download a Flying Starter Application Form and submit by email to 

Please note our Kickstarter Fund is open to applications from students and recent graduates with entrepreneurial ideas.