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Launch Business Incubator

University of Salford is launching a brand new business incubation centre on campus!

Do you have a brilliant business idea but are unsure of the next steps? Are you thinking of going freelance? The University can help you turn your idea into reality and support you through all the vital steps of setting up in business, with the launch of a brand new, free office space for your business  venture.

The package includes hot-desking office space in the heart of Peel Park Campus, located in the Maxwell building and includes workstations, reception area and private meeting spaces. As part of our new incubation centre you will also have access to a networking lounge where you can grab a coffee and  make those all important business connections.

We will set you on the right track to start your business with our 6 month support programme. You will get started with an exclusive training programme, led by our team of experts and followed by regular subject specific Masterclasses delivered throughout the programme. You will also have access to business  mentoring and grants for vital start-up essentials such as software, insurances, licences, basic equipment, training or attendance at trade fairs.

Launch Business Incubation Centre

Launch your business in our hot-desking office space in the heart of Peel Park Campus, located in the Maxwell building and includes workstations, reception area and private meeting spaces. As part of our new incubation centre you will have access to a networking lounge where you can grab a coffee and  make those all important business connections.

We will set you on the right track to start your business with our 6 month support programme. Starting with an exclusive training programme, led by our team of experts and followed by regular subject specific Masterclasses delivered throughout the programme. You will also have access to grants for vital start-up essentials such as software, insurances, licences, basic equipment, training or attendance at trade fairs.

As part of this exclusive programme, you will have a team of experts that will help you get your idea off the ground. Our Incubation Manager will design a personalised training pathway and will work with you at every stage of your start-up journey providing vital opportunities for networking, mentorship and accessing funding. You will also be assigned a business mentor and have access to regular subject specific drop-ins provided by Salford Business School.

We want to showcase all the hard work you will be doing through our Showcase Events where you can present your business to our partners such as Santander, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerc and Business Growth Hub. We will also arrange for opportunities to pitch for funding in business competitions, such as the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards.

Next Steps

Applications for September 2018 are now closed, but you can fill in a register of interest form and we can keep you informed of the next application date.