Launch@ Salford

Got an idea for a new business? Time to engage with our start-up incubator Launch@ Salford.

Contact Details

Launch@ Salford is our purpose built incubation space, located on the third floor of Maxwell Building, created to provide students and graduates with valuable skills to help grow and develop start-up businesses. We're looking particularly for businesses that solve the problems of today.

Launch provides the physical space for budding entrepreneurs to share ideas with like-minded people, organise meetings and seek crucial support from industry experts. Launch entrepreneurs get access to exclusive training from GC Business Growth Hub and support from Salford Business School academics and Industry Fellows.

Launch is here to support your business ambition. Come and join us to begin your startup journey. 

If you are an international student, please be aware that you must have the relevant permissions to start a business within the UK under the conditions of your visa. Generally Tier 4 Student Visa does not allow you to start a business in the UK, however the Enterprise team does provide a limited number of endorsements via the Start Up Visa process. The Graduate Visa is another alternative. The Launch team and Enterprise team are unable to advise on Visa permissions so please contact the UKVI, Home office compliance team or website for more information.

If you are interested in joining us for Cohort 9 in October 2022, please complete the form below to formally apply by Friday 7 October 2022 at 12:00.

Cohort 9 Application Form 2022

Below is the schedule for Cohort 9:

Workshop Title



Launch Induction  

Tuesday 18 October 

11:00 - 12:30

Exploring your Business Idea  

Tuesday 25 October  

10:00 - 13:00 

Exploring your Business Idea Part 2 (online) 

Thursday 27 October 

10:00 - 13:00 

Business Development  

Tuesday 1 November 

10:00 - 13:00 

Marketing Communications 

Tuesday 8 November 

10:00 - 14:00 

Sales: First 10 clients 

Tuesday 15 November 

10:00 - 13:00 

Pitching Skills 

Tuesday 22 November 

10:00 - 13:00 

Action Learning  

Tuesday 29 November 

10:00 - 13:00 

Start up your business

Business support and funding

Launch incubatees have access to grants and the opportunity to pitch for vital start-up funding for essentials such as software, insurances, licences, basic equipment, training or attendance at trade fairs.

Your business community

As part of this 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.

Celebrating your success

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 Commerce and the GC Business Growth Hub. We will also arrange for opportunities to pitch for funding in business competitions, such as the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards.