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Founders of Enterprise CUBE, Paul Funnell and Richard Lanning, along with six start-ups met the Prime Minster last week in Maidenhead, the place where Strive was born! The PM Theresa May, MP for Maidenhead visited the offices of Housing Solutions on Friday 16th March 2018....

Enterprise CUBE are excited to be expanding their work into a new region this year, thanks to funding from the Natwest Skills and Opportunities Fund. We’d really like to thank everyone for supporting our Strive East project and voting for us! In the last five years, our...

On the 8th February, we had a really inspiring evening at the 2016 Strive Business Awards. It was great to catch up with so many familiar faces and hear how their businesses are progressing. We had 35 businesses shortlisted across 7 categories and our panel...

Every year, we like to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the entrepreneurs who have been through Strive training with our Strive Business Awards. These awards recognise the businesses that have excelled in 2016 in six different categories; Best Creative Business, Best Employer, Best...

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...

Who cares? Well, we care. Inspired by Paul, we’re getting a whole team behind him to take on a 50km walking challenge to raise awareness and funds for a cause close to our hearts. We’re walking 50km to show the ‘Who Cares? Trust’ that the...

We just completed a sweet, sugary start up course in High Wycombe with talented Red Kite Community Housing residents, 3 of which were creating chocolatey cake goodness! As well as these sugary creations, there were lots of other successful pitches on the final celebration day, with...

Striver Sumi Wang recently became one of the winners of this year's Virgin Media Business VOOM 2016 competition, after pitching her businesses invention to Richard Branson and an expert panel as one of 6 finalists. She's also raised £103,695 so far to make eFOLDI a reality! eFOLDi...

Nearly 20 people have already signed up to Wandle's online business start up support, provided by Enterprise CUBE. Wandle found lots of residents wanting the support offered on their Deptford, Kingston and Croydon Strive programmes but who just were unable to attend. So, teaming up...

Our famous business jams are back! Expert business advice, free food and an evening jamming with other start up Strivers. Wednesday nights just got exciting! Our last jam was held on home turf in London last night, at Better Bankside, and we were so pleased to...

We were really pleased to have been back in Reading and completing a successful project in partnership with Thames Valley Housing Association and Catalyst Housing Group. Lots of the Strivers are now in a great position to push their business ideas forward to the next...

After a series of events and one to one business sessions across the country, Affinity Sutton’s Ready2Strive programme culminated in a Dragon’s Den event in Canada Water today. The group of young and talented business start up hopefuls pitched to a panel of experts, including...

We’re currently running some great Strive programmes across the South of England - full of fantastic partnerships and busy rooms full of exciting start ups ideas. We’ve programmes running in Deptford with Peabody, Hyde, and Wandle, and in Kingston with Paragon and Wandle. As well as...

It’s that time of year again. The time when the self-employed and business owners groan. Self-assessment returns are upon us, and they need to be done by 31st January. Self-Assessment is a system HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) uses to collect Income Tax. Tax is...

Many of you might have over indulged over the festive period, and are possibly still kidding yourselves 2016 will be less decadent, but with a host of award winning Strive food businesses at our fingertips, the CUBE team are just accepting the pot belly is...

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...

Exciting news from Enterprise CUBE - we're crowdfunding! We've decided to put a campaign together to buy a mobile I.T. hub for use on the Strive courses. We want to make sure that everyone who comes on our courses has access to a reliable computer. Click here to...

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,...