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Freelance February 2017

Brand new for 2017, Freelance February will offer a range of events and activities throughout the month of February to help you find out more about freelancing and starting a business.

Please note these workshops are predominantly for students and graduates of De Montfort University however Innovation Centre Members are able to attend:

  • Google Digital Garage
  • What is your business model canvas?

  • How failure and adversity can help to fuel your business start-up success

Innovation Centre Members can book onto the above events by emailing

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15 Feb

Introduction to business banking for start-ups

Innovation Centre - The Lounge

Hosted by NatWest, this session will provide information about the types of funding available to start-ups and freelancers


16 Feb


Google Digital Garage: Get Stuck into Digital

Queens Building 1.10
Learn about the importance of digital for businesses and your own career, and get top tips from Google on how to build a business online


16 Feb


Google Digital Garage: Reach New Customers Online

Queens Building 1.10

Learn how to make your business more visible online to help new customers find you through search optimisation, local listings and search engine marketing


21 Feb


What is your business model canvas?

Friars Mill

Hosted by Dan Lamoon, this session will explore a freelancer business model, using Colab Creative as a live case study


22 Feb


How failure and adversity can help to fuel your business start-up success.

Innovation Centre

Hosted by Mark Esho from Easy Internet this session will look at the challenges Mark faced when starting his own business and how he overcame them to build a successful business.


22 Feb


A guide to Writing your DBACE Application
Innovation Centre
This session is for final year students and graduates in creative subjects who want to apply for the 2017 Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise.


23 Feb



Got a great business idea? Book your slot at February's Pitch2Win and pitch your idea for 3 minutes for the chance to win £250!


28 Feb

Self-employment as a career and lifestyle option

Gateway House 3.13
​Hosted by AA2A, this session will provide inspiration and practical information to help creative students or graduates realise their self-employment ambitions.


28th Feb & 1st March


Prince's Trust: Explore Enterprise Bootcamp
Innovation Centre

A 2 day programme for 18-30 year olds interested in kick starting their own business.



Alongside the workshops and events, we will also be offering our one to one advice surgery every Tuesday and Thursday between 2-4pm.

For further information about freelancing or starting your own business, please contact the Enterprise Team.

















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