University Entrepreneurs Grant

The University Entrepreneurs Grant is a fantastic business competition that aims to discover a brilliant ‘bright idea’ that could lead to an amazing new venture, sponsored by Official Patron, The Masood Enterprise Centre at the University of Manchester, and CCL Digital.

The University Entrepreneurs Grant is run in conjunction with the prestigious Educate North Awards – an annual event which celebrates, recognises and shares best practice and excellence in the education sector in the North of England.

Four potential businesses will be selected to sell their ‘concept’ to attendees of the Educate North Awards ceremony.

This is a great opportunity for a budding entrepreneur to gain valuable experience in selling their idea to investors, creating valuable business relationships at the start of their journey and taking that first step in making their business dream a reality.

The prize includes a grant of £1000 to develop the business plan, access to a mentor, publicity and the opportunity to return in 12 months to update everyone on their progress.

The University Entrepreneurs Grant 2021


Mohammad Ed Hajj, University of Manchester
Nihad Cehic, University of York

Jade Rice, University of Chester
Riddi Viswanathan, University of Manchester

The Winner of this years University Entrepreneurs Grant is revealed!

SmoothNorthWest · The Winner of this years University Entrepreneurs Grant is revealed!

Previous Winners

Congratulations to previous winners:

Dave Clayton (UCLAN) Wot wud u do?

Sharmaine Mundozo, UCLAN with Joy Pad

Emma Woollard (University of Chester) – The Language Guys