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Starting a business

Enterprise Team

Make your idea happen whilst you're studying at De Montfort University.


Book a pitch for your chance to win £250 towards your idea and a pass to the Pitch2Win Awards.


Host a free stall at this year's Christmas Fair to promote and sell your products. 

Christmas Fair 2015.
Co-working Cafe

Use the co-working space at The Innovation Centre to explore ideas and hold informal meetings.


Take a look at some of the businesses we've helped start-up!


Starting a business

If you are thinking of starting your own business or working for yourself, the Enterprise Team can help provide you with the right advice and guidance to get your business off the ground.

From lingerie design to festival taxis, hard work and dedication means hundreds of innovative ideas from DMU students and graduates have flourished into successful businesses with the help of the Enterprise Team.

Enterprising events help to increase your business start-up knowledge and provide valuable inspiration to develop your idea, whatever type of business you are looking to start.

Getting involved with the Enterprise Team isn’t just about starting a business. It is also about developing enterprising skills that could help you stand out from the crowd when you are starting out in the world of work. Find out how you can be more enterprising while at DMU.|

DMU graduate Charlie Evans set up her own business with the support of DMU. Her story was recently featured in top magazine, The Economist|, which revealed how DMU graduates are helping Leicester match London for new business success.   


Featured Business - Frameworks



Milan Gosai graduated from De Montfort University in 2014 not only with a degree in Photography and Video but also UK Frameworks|, a visual based media business he founded with a good friend, Junaid Sheikh.UK Frameworks provides Photography, Video, Graphics and Animation services to businesses across the UK including, Volkswagen, ASDA and NHS. 

After graduating from DMU, Milan successfully secured his place on our Graduate Champions Enterprise Scheme| providing him with the opportunity to learn about starting a business along with £500 towards his business.  


You can read more about Milan's start-up story on our blog|. For more information about Frameworks, please visit their website| or Facebook page.|

How we can help

If you have a business idea or just want to find out more about starting up, then the Enterprise Team are here to help by providing support and access to a range of workshops, advice sessions and start-up funding to help get your idea off the ground!


Get in touch, keep in touch!

For all of the latest information about forthcoming events and activities please sign up to our mailing list on MyGateway.|  You'll recieve monthly newsletters and the occasional email about our upcoming events.

To find out more about the support the Enterprise Team can offer, please email enterprise@dmu.ac.uk| or call 0116 207 8914

You can also keep up-to-date with with the Enterprise Team through social media.              




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