De Montfort University has been named as one of the top 10 universities in the UK for graduate startups.

According to data from the Higher Educations Statistics Agency, 128 new graduate businesses were launched from DMU in 2019/20. That’s up by 54 on the previous year.

The University of Leicester saw 19 new businesses and Loughborough University 9.

Simon Baines, DMU Works Enterprise manager, said:

“This leap up the national league table which recognises the number of student and graduates being launched through universities is recognition of the huge work our team have put in over the last couple of years.  

“New initiatives like our online start-up schools and Graduate Champions Enterprise Catapult have proved to be a huge success and alongside our events like Entrepreneurship Day and TEDx, we have seen a huge increase in interest from our entrepreneurial students and graduates.”