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.

Cohort 8 applications are now closed. If you are interested in joining us for Cohort 9 in October 2022, please complete the form below:

Expression of Interest Form 2022

Below is the schedule for our current cohort:

Launch Induction Tuesday 22nd Feb (10:00-13:00)
Exploring your business idea (Part 1) Tuesday 1st March (10:00-13:00)
Exploring your business idea (Part 2) Thursday 3rd March (10:00-13:00)
Business Development Tuesday 8th March (10:00-13:00)
Marketing Communications  Tuesday 15th March (10:00-14:00)
Sales/Securing your first 10 Clients Tuesday 22nd March (10:00-14:00)
Pitching Part 1 Tuesday 26th April (10:00-13:00)
Pitching Part 2 Face to face (Launch Incubator/ Maxwell)
Action Learning Tuesday 17th May (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.