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Starting a business

Campus Enterprise Opportunities

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, 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.

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




FESTAXI is an entertaining onsite transport company that shuttles people around the sites of major UK festivals and events, including Latitude, Leeds and Bestival. Arts Management graduate Daniel Jones launched the company in 2010 with the support of our Start-up Bursary and Enterprise Inc initiatives

For Daniel, the start-up support from Enterprise Inc provided the boost he needed to follow his dream. “The funding gave me the kick-start I needed to leave my job and make a go of the business. Knowing that someone else thought my idea was good gave me the confidence to go for it – and I’m enjoying every minute!” he said.

For more information about Festaxi, 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 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!


Don't miss out!

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

You can also keep up-to-date with CEO on all of our social media channels.


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