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. Pitch2Win and Start-up Sessions will now count towards your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) demonstrating to future employers you have developed enterprising skills. 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 - Amy Leigh
Amy graduated with First class honours in Design Crafts from De Montfort University (DMU) in 2014, specialising in Jewellery Design and Metal Work. Her degree show collection of contemporary jewellery sculptures gained her a space exhibiting at New Designers 2014. Following this, Amy gained a place as an Artist in Residence at DMU, allowing her a further year of explorative experiments and time to refine her practice.
The Enterprise Team provided Amy with a small amount of funding in her second year to help develop her collections further.
For more information about Amy and her work, please visit her 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!
See how we helped graduates Derry Holt and James Heath start-up Stormburst Studios, a video games company specialising in gamified technologies.
Get in touch, keep in touch!
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To find out more about the support the Enterprise Team can offer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0116 207 8914
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