Startup Support

Start-up support delivered by our network of entrepreneurs and business leaders, converting great ideas into real business opportunities.



Applications are now closed for the May/June 2022 Business Start Up Boot Camp programme.

Boot Camp will run again in November 2022. Find out more below. if you would like to register your interest for November please email


Who is it for: MMU students, graduates and staff with a business idea.

Are you thinking of starting your own business? Do you have an idea that you want to turn into a reality? Do you want to be your own boss?

The Business Start Up Boot Camp covers the building blocks of setting up a successful business and provides support, advice, resources, guidance and mentoring to help you create a commercially viable venture. It is delivered by external facilitators who are all experts in their field.

  • Participation in the Boot Camp is an accredited part of the RISE at Manchester Met programme, enabling students to earn RISE Points. More info
  • Attendees will receive a certificate from the Institute of Educational Entrepreneurs;
  • For international students, who are about to graduate, and wish to start a business in the UK, this is the MMU route to apply for the Start-up visa scheme.
  • Attendees can also apply for Santander Universities Entrepreneur Grants. and The Al-Habeeb Innospace Prize - four £400 grants are available for the best idea and pitch.


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Hot Desking Start from £50 per month (inc. V.A.T.)
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Permanent Desk Start from £150 per month (inc. V.A.T.)
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Start-up Office Start from £250 per month (inc. V.A.T.)
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Private Work Space Start from £450 per month (inc. V.A.T.)
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Virtual Licensee Start from £300 per year (inc. V.A.T.)
Our work embeds low carbon innovation and thinking into the needs and immediate concerns of the organisations that we work with. Being based at Innospace has helped us to foster a long term relationship with Manchester Metropolitan University and deliver strategic support and advice to help them meet their sustainable energy goals. The incubator has also provided us with access to the right talent and expertise for key projects to help grow our business.
Phil Korbel, Cooler Projects