CALLING ALL FINAL YEAR STUDENTS. The Enterprise Team at DMU are excited to offer a fantastic 3 day start-up boot camp to DMU finalists interested in starting a business or becoming self-employed.
DMU’s Graduate Champions Enterprise Scheme will provide you with essential information and inspiration in regards to kick-starting your journey into self-employment. The scheme takes place on campus between Monday 13 June and Wednesday 15 June.
Whether you already have an idea or would just like to find out more about self-employment, the Graduate Champions Enterprise Scheme will provide you with all you need to know to help get your idea off the ground.
Here’s 4 reasons why you should apply:
Money, money, money
So, maybe an obvious reason but nonetheless an important one. Funding a brand new business idea can be difficult. The scheme is a paid initiative offering £250 for attending the full 3 days. Being paid £250 to attend and learn about how to start your business is a bargain in our eyes. The money could help you buy marketing materials, developing products or a website.
Free training and advice
Over the 3 days we’ll will teach you all about the different areas of starting business, providing you with everything you need to know to get the idea off the ground. Whether you want to know more about the legal aspects of starting a business, how to raise finance or how to market to potential customers, we’ll cover it. Business advice and training can be quite costly, why buy it when it’s here for free at DMU?! (TIP: Our support is also available to you as a DMU grad!)
This scheme will give you the chance to network and connect with similar minded students looking to start a business after they graduate. One of the key things when freelancing or being self-employed is skill sharing with your peers. For example, you may not be very confident with the finance side of the business but you may be able to offer a skill to a student who is good with numbers.
Pitching for MORE cash
BRAND NEW for this year, we’re offering successful applicants the chance to sign up and pitch their idea to a panel for further funding on Thursday 16 June. A panel of external experts will listen to a range of pitches and award the best ones with an extra cash prize. Students can indicate their interest for the pitching part of the scheme on the application form. Pitching is a completely optional part of the scheme.
Does this scheme sound like it’s for you? Great!
You can apply for the 3 day start-up boot camp here.
Deadline for receiving applications is Tuesday 31 May 2016.