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We have a fantastic opportunity available to come and work with us at Enterprise CUBE.  We are looking for someone who can see the potential in people and loves to communicate! If you're interested in gaining experience with startup businesses, social enterprises, working in disadvantaged communities and delivering...

I love the New Year, it’s a chance to look forward to a year of opportunity with optimism and hope. We want to welcome all the new strivers and last term we worked with some fantastic programmes seeing lots of passionate people with brilliant ideas. RBWM It was...

Last week saw two highly successful Dragon’s Den days for Orbit Housing Association, with 24 grassroots entrepreneurs pitching their businesses in two locations – Bexley and Stratford-upon-Avon. This was the first time Enterprise CUBE has worked with Orbit and it was a great success. It...

Twelve weeks of hard work finally culminated in an extremely high calibre Dragon’s Den in Newbury on Friday 17th of July. Eleven budding entrepreneurs, including two who’ve participated in our Online Learning program came together to wow the judges with their passion and commitment to each...

After 12 weeks of hard work, our Strivers in Southampton finally got the opportunity to pitch their businesses to a panel of judges in what was, according to Chris Adams, the Employment and Training Manager at Radian Housing Group and a veteran Dragon, “one of the...

On Wednesday 3rd of June, we held our annual Grassroots Enterprise 2015 Conference in Waterloo, Central London. Bringing together over 150 housing professionals, resident entrepreneurs and grassroots exhibitors, the day was a huge success. The day aimed to provide a 360 degree perspective on enterprise...

At Enterprise CUBE we've just welcomed in the next generation...

Yesterday saw the Dragon's Den day for our Strive programme in High Wycombe, which ran with the help of our partners Red Kite Housing and Housing Solutions. After 12 weeks of business training and support, our start-ups were ready to present to a panel, which consisted...

This summer term will see Enterprise CUBE double the number of programmes we run, and we can’t wait. After Easter we’ll be delivering Strive sessions from as far afield as Birmingham, Southampton and Bexley, both building on existing partnerships and creating new ones. It just...

This week sees the start of one of our ‘bootcamp’ courses with our partners Affinity Sutton at CUBE HQ. For the past year, Affinity Sutton have been offering their residents the Strive online course, enabling us to go beyond the south-east and encourage business start-ups...

This week saw the Dragon’s Den day for our Strive course at our Genesis CUBE Hub in St Paul’s, where we had a record 19 businesses pitch to the panel. Our ‘Dragons’ were Amicus Horizon CEO Paul Hackett, Genesis Housing's Enterprise Employment and Training manager Sarah Connelly...

Yesterday's Dragon’s Den was a wonderful culmination of our Striver's hard efforts in Wokingham this spring, with special guest the Right Honourable John Redwood MP presenting the awards after our Strivers had successfully pitched to the panel. He and the rest of the panel also tucked into a...

Our latest Strive programme made a real impression in Maidenhead as it drew to a close yesterday, with our fantastic partners Housing Solutions helping this batch of Striving entrepreneurs’ get one step close to fulfilling their potential. 15 entrepreneurs spent 12 weeks working on their...

We’re excited to announce our latest Strive project got off to a great start in High Wycombe recently with our new partners, Redkite Housing. This is out first course in High Wycombe, and we're delighted to be creating a Strive community in the region. The local...

We were thrilled this week to see one of our Strivers, Jone Da Cruz, make it into the Metro paper in London. Jone, who is on our current Strive programme at our St. Paul’s Hub, worked under the apprenticeship scheme at the Woodberry Down development,...

Our housing association partner, Radian, organised a market day in Windsor for some of our Strive graduates start-ups to advertise their products and services.  The event was hugely successful, and enabled our entrepreneurs to practice their patter and network with Radian staff to help boost their profiles. Striver...

Yesterday saw the culmination of a Strive ‘bootcamp’ programme with Sovereign housing association in Newbury. Though every Strive ‘Dragon’s Den’ is inspirational, it’s not every day that we have the unusual guests who graced us with their presence last week...

This year looks set to be even bigger and better here at Enterprise CUBE, with a full calendar that includes over 20 Strive business start-up programmes, along with our hubs, pop-ups, conferences and Engage training. We’re kicking off the year with three packed Strive programmes Striving in...

Our Strive programme with housing association Cross Keys Homes in Peterborough finished this week, with a supercharged panel of ‘Dragons’ for our Dragon’s Den day. The panel included Cross Keys Homes chief exec Claire Higgins, local councillor John Holdich and Fredericks Foundation's representative Lorna Hollands. The...

We’re excited to announce that our first Strive Intensive ‘bootcamp’ with Sovereign is underway in Newbury. A group of Sovereign Housing residents are engrossed in a week of intensive training during which we'll introduce them to all the tools and information they need to start their own...

The CUBE team has been working with the Radian Group’s Employment Skills & Training team (EST) to deliver Strive business start-up. Our latest project together is helping ten residents in Bordon, Hampshire, to start their own businesses. We’re thrilled to discover that one of the group...

Aspiring entrepreneurs in Northamptonshire got a huge boost to their dreams of starting a business this week, as three housing associations worked in partnership and pledged an array of support to help them. Their offers of support and grants came during an Awards Day which was...

2014 has been an incredible year with dozens of Strive business start-up programmes, a great enterprise training partnership with HACT to deliver Engage training and our first Change innovation programme getting underway. The whole team has been working tirelessly to make it all possible and...

We've had a fantastic time this autumn running our very own pop-up shop, Grassroots Enterprise, in Maidenhead’s main shopping centre, the Nicholson Centre. For six weeks, ten Strive graduates ran the shop and promoted their new start-ups to the public. This was an exciting project which...

Summer Volunteer Research Roles! We are looking for volunteers to carry out a full investigation of the need for our work, and of the impact of our work this summer. These reports could form part of an academic project, or suit someone looking to go into...

Enterprise CUBE is recruiting for an Enterprise Internship. We work to find ways to unlock enterprise and its potential; allowing more people to create their own start-up businesses and benefit from enterprise in their communities. You would be joining us at a very exciting time,...

Grassroots Enterprise 2014 took place on May 1st, and was a runaway success. Building on our first conference a year ago, we were able to demonstrate how far we've grown in the past year, and show the housing sector the fantastic impact enterprise at a grassroots...

Grassroots Enterprise 2014 has announced its dynamic programme of speakers and workshops for this year's conference. The event builds on the success of last year’s conference, increasing the focus on resident entrepreneurs and community Start-Ups and adding workshop options to the offering.  The overarching theme for...

The Genesis CUBE , our Central London pop up business hub offering free support to grassroots enterprises, has been given a new lease by the private developers who own the site. Its great news for all the fledgling businesses who are using the space as...

We will be delivering a set of three masterclasses that range from supporting, engaging and creating an enterprising culture within your own organisation. You are welcome to attend all of the sessions, or just one or two that you find of specific interest. If you would like to book...