DMU is launching an exciting new Summer School, Leicester Future BAME Entrepreneurs, as a spin-off of the award-winning Leicester Future Leaders initiative funded by BID Leicester.
This new programme, funded by the Office for Students (OfS), comes after a report by the British Business Bank concluded that business start-up rates were lowest among entrepreneurs from Asian and Other backgrounds, while Black and White entrepreneurs have similar start-up success rates. Asian and Other businesses have better outcomes than those run by Black entrepreneurs, while White-owned enterprises had the highest productivity on average and they were more likely to be profitable.
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DMU will offer online workshops and mentoring sessions that will help BAME students and graduates to develop entrepreneurial skills and take their business ideas forward.
Applicants must live in Leicester or Leicestershire and be able to commit to workshops which will take place in July 2022. The programme will be tailed with a closing event in August 2022.
Students are invited to find out more at a special information session in the new Entrepreneurship Zone in the Kimberlin Library Coaching Corner on Monday 6 June from 10 – 10.30am.
Simon Baines, DMU’s student and graduate enterprise project manager, said: “We were blown away by the interest in our Leicester Future Entrepreneurs programme which has been a runaway success and has seen some fantastic new ideas, mentoring and personal development taking place.
“We are thrilled that we can host this special spin-off programme this summer thanks to the OfS and we can’t wait to get started!”.
Any student or graduate who identifies as BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) is eligible to apply.
Applications can be made via DMUmade.com and close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 15 June.
Posted on Tuesday 31st May 2022