Launch@ Salford

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

Contact Details

Launch@ Salford

+44 (0)161 295 0414

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.

Express your interest in Cohort 7 here!

In the meantime, why not check out  Our very first the Festival of Entrepreneurship & Innovation?  Whether you are dreaming about starting your own business venture or want to boost your job prospects and expand your industry knowledge, the Festival of Entrepreneurship & Innovation is launching 17th May 2021!

Who is it for?

We welcome all Salford students, alumni and anyone who would like to learn more about the ins and outs of becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own business venture. Even if they’re not looking at working for themselves, developing entrepreneurial skills can take them a long way in their career.

Why should you attend?

The Festival of Entrepreneurship & Innovation is a five-week virtual festival packed with a stellar range of keynote speakers, networking sessions and the introduction of the first Launch Global Programme for international students.

  • Meet over 18 speakers and well-established leaders and entrepreneurs such as Vikas Shah MBE, César Melo and John Roberts, the CEO of AO World.
  • Get inspired and broaden your understanding of the business landscape in the post-pandemic era.
  • Take part in one of three Business Competitions and get start-up funding from our £40,000 grants pot!
  • Network with like-minded business professionals and social entrepreneurs who are supporting the local and the global community.
  • Boost your employability prospects, stimulate your creativity, and discover whether the entrepreneurship journey is the right path for you.
  • Learn how to expand your business globally with our very first Launch Global Programme.

Click on the link in our highlights to learn more and sign up today!

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.