Kick Start 2014 with the Enterprise Team!

It’s starting to get dark at 3pm, the Christmas songs on the radio are becoming frequent and it’s getting mega busy in and around the Highcross. Meaning one thing; it’s less than a week until Christmas day.

We’re already thinking about 2014 and have some brilliant initiatives coming up in the New Year for you and your start-up idea.

Business Venture Competition

Our annual business venture competition is back and is currently open for applications! This is the perfect opportunity for any DMU student, staff or graduate to turn their business ideas into a reality. The competition is for any type of business or someone looking to become self-employed such as a photographer. We’ll support you through each stage of the competition including writing your business plan and with cash prizes and start-up support to be won at the awards ceremony; this is definitely not one to miss!

For further information about the competition and how to apply, please click here. Deadline for applications – Friday 7th February.

Princes Trust – Explore Enterprise

Tuesday 18 February & Wednesday 19 February 2014

Join us for this two day enterprise programme which will help you decide whether self-employment is right for you. You’ll learn about topics relevant to planning and setting up your own business. The Prince’s Trust will cover Marketing, Pricing, Money Management and The Business Plan.

For further information about this event and details on how to book, please visit our website.

Enterprise Inc.

We’re now accepting applications for our next round of Enterprise Inc. Enterprise Inc will give you a great chance to develop your idea into a real business. Any DMU final year or graduate of the past 3 years can apply for Enterprise Inc. If successful with your application you will benefit from:

  • A cash bursary of £2,500
  • £3,000 worth of generic and tailored business support
  • Dedicated mentor
  • Hot desk space at the Innovation Centre

There are 30 places up for grabs and each place will be allocated following the completion of an application form and interview. For further information about Enterprise Inc. and to apply online, please visit .

Deadline for applications 28th March 2014.

We hope you’re now as excited and geared up for 2014 as we are! It’s going to be a great year and we look forward to working with you throughout the New Year. All that’s left to say is a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.

Enterprise Team



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