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Launch Success Stories – Azeem Amir

Have you spent your lockdown thinking of the next big business idea? Do you want to take the steps to turn your hobby into a small business? Fancy taking the leap to working freelance or working for yourself? Or maybe you want to help taking your business to the next level.

Let us introduce you to our Launch Business Incubator.

The Launch Business Incubator is the University of Salford’s business incubation centre, working with the GC Business Growth Hub to deliver an exclusive training programme covering Business Planning, Social Media Marketing, Pitching and much, much more!

Being part of Launch includes a free hot-desking space in the heart of Peel Park Campus in the Maxwell Building including workstations, reception area and private meeting spaces.* You will also have access to our networking lounge to grab a coffee and make those all-important business connections.

Launch also includes subject-specific drop-in sessions delivered by Academic colleagues from Salford Business School, covering topics such as Legal, Finance, Digital and exclusive drop-ins with entrepreneurs.

As part of our Business Incubator you will have access to business mentoring and will be given the opportunity to pitch for grant funding to get your business off the ground!

Applications for Cohort 5 are now open!

In the lead up to our fifth Launch Business Incubator Cohort (commencing Autumn 2020) we wanted to take this time to showcase and celebrate some of the 42 most recent businesses from Cohort 3 and 4.

Learn with ESS – Azeem Amir

Azeem Amir, 20, from Rochdale, has been blind since birth; he has no sight in his right eye but light perception in his left, and he admits his opportunities were limited growing up. 

That hasn’t stopped him though, with the 20-year-old following his passions to play football from a grassroots level to becoming a member of the England squad, all in just a few years. 
 

Learn with ESS is an initiative that uses ESS (Education, Sport and Speaking) based activities to provide a unique and interactive team cohesion experience whilst addressing stigmatized issues surrounding disability. Learn with ESS aims to change individual perceptions within society to reshape towards a more unified future for our current learners.  

Instagram: @LearnwithESS | Twitter: @LearnwithESS / @Azeem_Amir99 https://www.learnwithess.com/

If you want to become a part of this ever growing community of entrepreneurs, business owners and start ups then please don’t hesitate to apply for our upcoming Cohort 5 commencing this Autumn/Winter 2020. Cohort 5 will be our first digitally delivered Cohort, so you can take part in this fantastic experience from the comfort of your own home.

Take the next steps to growing your business and apply now!

If you want to take some time to speak with one of our Business Advisors before submitting your application, then you can browse and book appointments here.

We look forward to seeing all your applications soon!

For more information please see: www.salford.ac.uk/launch

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