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, 31 July 2021.

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

To request an application form, please email 

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