The Crucible Project
Crucible is an entrepreneurship programme for individuals who have an idea, product or service and require support to turn it into a business.
The Crucible Project helps a number of entrepreneurial individuals each year turn an idea or product concept into a business reality, ready to launch in less than ten months.
Now in it's fourth year the Project has received acclaim in the national press and was feature in an article The Economist, which showed how DMU entrepreneurs are helping make Leicester a “contender to be England’s most business-minded city”.
Crucible helps DMU entrepreneurs explore and start their own business by providing a wide range of support, which includes:
- Potential access to funding to support your business needs.
- Free shared office space in The Innovation Centre
- Personalised mentoring, training workshops and intellectual property advice
- Opportunities to pitch for additional investment based on a royalty agreement
- Access to university expertise and facilities
- Group social sessions and peer guidance.
Find out more about The Crucible Project and how to apply here.
Applications are now open!
Applications for the 2018 programme are now open.
You should have a business idea (concept/service or product), that requires development, and holds the potential to be the basis of a company within the period of the project (August 2018 - September 2019).
We welcome ideas from all faculties and disciplines and your idea does not have to relate specifically to your studies. Successful applicants will need to be based in Leicestershire for the duration of the project.
To discuss the project in more detail and register your interest, please email Simon Baines via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quotes from our previous members:
"This is an amazing opportunity... you’ll be provided with mentoring, facilities and even support with living costs" - Victoria Ganusceac (Fashion E-commerce)
"With the help of experts from multiple backgrounds has provided the kick-start and structure that we would have struggled to do on our own" - Simon Winter (Product & Furniture Design)
"I have also used all the support and information I have been given to push my networking skills and build a lot of support around me for when the year ends" - Jordan Pickford-Gray (Arts and Craft)
"For any graduate with a dream of running their own business, it’s perfect" - Derry Holt (Video Games Industry)