Got an idea for a new business? Time to engage with our start-up incubator 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.
In the meantime, why not check out our Launch Business Challenge?
Our Launch Business Challenge is an opportunity for you to get involved with our partners Salford Foundation and Santander Universities to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and come up with innovative solutions to real business challenges.
Taking part in the challenge you will get a chance to make new friends, attend innovation and skills enhancing workshops that will help you with your future career. You will also learn how to present your ideas with help from our team of advisors.
We have a £6,000 pot of cash prizes available for the best student teams and a great package of support from our Launch incubator, if you want to turn your ideas into a business.
Launch Business Challenge
Do you want to work with employers to solve real world problems, get work experience and enhance your CV? Take part in the Launch Business Challenge
Launch annual report 2019-20
Interested to know about the businesses that have worked with us? The Launch annual report gives you the facts and follows the experiences of the businesses that launched in 2019-20.
Your new office space
Located in the Maxwell building, Launch provides workstations, reception area and private meeting spaces. You will also have access to a networking lounge where you can grab a coffee and make those all important business connections.
Six month support programme
We will set you on the right track to start your business with our six month support programme. You will get started with an exclusive training programme, Spark2Scale led by GC Business Growth Hub supplemented by inspirational Enterprise Stories from established entrepreneurs.
Subject specific drop in sessions
The programme includes drop-in sessions with our academic colleagues and inspirational enterprise stories from established entrepreneurs.
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.