Nick Sanders Kickstarter Award

Give your start-up business the Kickstart it needs.

Generously donated by alumnus Nick Sanders, the Kickstarter Fund offers you the opportunity to validate and test your assumptions of the market as you begin to develop your idea. Sitting alongside this is a package of support from the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre (MEC) team built around developing the idea together with enhancing your skills as an entrepreneur.

Nick Sanders, keen to support the next generation of entrepreneurs, spent his early career in the aerospace industry and now manages a portfolio of private businesses and advises Private Equity firms on new or existing investments. Nick actively engages with the early-stage entrepreneurs funded through this opportunity to offer advice and support their development.


Funding of up to £2000 is available to test your entrepreneurial ideas in the market. The opportunity is open on a monthly rolling basis with the closing date on the last Friday of the month.


The Kickstarter funding opportunity is open to University of Manchester students and recent graduates only.

For further information, please email