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Starting a business

Enterprise Team

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


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.

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.   


Business of the Month



Sunflower Seedling

Sunflower Seedling was founded by Rosie Antunes a MA Fine Art graduate, a mother to a two year old and a mumprenuer!

Sunflower Seedlings core objective is to provide visual stimulating products for babies and children which aids their development and provides a strong foundation for their successful lifelong achievements. The products are also based on enchanting stories and illustrations which develops the imagination. 

'The information and support I received from the DMU Enterprise Team and Enterprise Inc scheme. was exceptional. Before the course I had a brief understanding of business but by the end I had a good ground knowledge and this has helped my company to be in the position it's at now.This scheme really helped me to make those early changes and consider my different options, before investing into it. Through this we have started to source and make connections overseas, taking the company to the next level.
All the mentors were extremely helpful, gave valuable information and always had time to assist in any way possible.'

For more information about Sunflower Seedling, please visit their website |and 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!


Don't miss out!

For all of the latest information about forthcoming events and activities, starting a business or developing your ideas, email enterprise@dmu.ac.uk| or call 0116 207 8914

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