Starting a business

Campus Enterprise Opportunities

Make your idea happen whilst your studying at De Montfort University.


Read about some of the businesses CEO has helped and supported on their start-up journey.


Starting a business

If you are thinking of starting your own business or working for yourself Campus Enterprise Opportunities (CEO) 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 CEO.

CEO’s 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 CEO 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.


Start-up of the Month




Dollies was founded by Arts Management and Media graduate Neelam Atique. Dollies offer bespoke cakes, cupcakes and cookies that look elegant and taste epic. Everything they bake is made to order using the finest quality ingredients and is given a unique level of care and attention. 

Neelam explains how her place on Enterprise Inc. helped develop her business idea. "CEO provided me with a solid foundation upon which I could develop and build my business. Covering all aspects from writing a business plan, finances, market research, laws and regulations. Additionally, they provided me with a mentor who was superb!"

Take a look at Neelam's bespoke treats on her website|.




How we can help

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


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