Propeller Start-up Programme

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The Propeller Start-up Programme supports UCLan students, staff and graduates to become self-employed.

Through a series of workshops and 1:1 support from your business mentor who will guide you through the journey from generating a brilliant business idea, to making your first sale. 

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Supporting students, graduates, staff and local businesses

  • Workshops
  • Online content
  • Mentor support
  • Incubation space
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Propeller Hub

The Propeller Hub is the incubation space on the fourth floor of the Media Factory. The incubation space includes 16 hot desks and 24 dedicated rental desks which can be used by our alumni and local businesses for a fee.

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The ERDF U Start Project

The Propeller Start-up programme is partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) U Start Project. The project aims to assist students, staff (both academic and non-academic) and local graduates from the University of Central Lancashire and Lancaster University to start up their own businesses through pre-start and early-stage business support.

Contact us

Visit us at: UCLan, Room ME401 Media Factory, Kirkham Street, Preston, PR1 2XY

Call us on +44 (0)1772 895950