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. 

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.

Information about the hub

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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.

As the government funding for this project ended on 30 June 2023 please contact our Business Enquiries Team or call us on +44 (0) 1772 895500. We can discuss with you what other options may be available to you to support you. This could be in your research, development, training and consultancy needs.

Contact us

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

Call us on +44 (0)1772 895950