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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 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...

Wokingham Borough Council’s ongoing drive to help unemployed people to help themselves will take another step forward this month (January) with the launch of a business start-up course for out-of-work tenants. The course will be run by Enterprise Cube, which specialises in dynamic and interactive learning,...

Cross Keys Homes has recently held a Dragons Den style event for fifteen budding entrepreneurs who have recently completed a twelve week business start-up course. The successful candidates will receive a share of a pot of money towards their business start-up costs. The participants in the...

The Strive programme with Daventry District Homes and South Northhants Homes that was held every Wednesday finished last week. The pictures shown below are from the Awards Ceremony that was held on Wednesday 4th December 2013, where all the Strivers presented their business ideas to...

Budding entrepeneurs from the Royal Borough are well on the way to starting their own businesses after graduating from the Strive start your own business programme. The participants of the scheme had to pitch their businesses to a 'Dragon's Den-style' panel at the Macdonald Windsor Hotel, who...

The Strive programme that started on Monday, September 2nd 2013 has now come to an end. Shown below are the striving group on the last day of the course when an Awards Ceremony was held. Participants presented their ideas to get start up funding to...

The CUBE team recently completed a 12 week Strive Further programme based in Riverside's homeless hostel in Bromley.  The programme helped to give business skills a great group who went on to present their businesses to a panel of Riverside staff and business leaders at...

In June we start another really exciting project with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.  We are running a Strive Start Up business programme training local residents in an empty retail space which at the end of the programme they’ll have the chance to...

We're pleased to announce we’ll soon be embarking on our next set of Strive programmes across England.  Up to 175 disadvantaged and local entrepreneurs will join us as we launch seven new Strive programmes during 2013 with a great collection of partners which include: Affinity...

The Genesis C.U.B.E. is a pop-up community business hub just 100yds from the doors of St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of the City of London.  The CUBE team found this amazing space and has partnered with Genesis Community to make it available to entrepreneurs...

Over 20 of Genesis Housing Association's staff have been hard at work today helping to build our new Centre for Unlocking Business for Everyone (CUBE).  Hard at work you can see two amazing volunteers carefully creating a mural based on the work of artist, Dan...

Affinity Sutton’s online course offers people across the country a way to get one-to-one and personalised support from the Enterprise CUBE central support team.  After the programmes, graduates impressed Affinity Sutton and won a total over £30,000 of grants last year. The CUBE team are...

Genesis recently invited four of their Strive graduates to showcase their products to over a thousand people at their national staff conference. Enterprise CUBE's Paul Funnell joined them for what was an exciting and succesful first event for many of the businesses. Staff were won over...

Theresa May, Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, joined Housing Solutions in presenting their residents numerous start-up support packages as they graduated from their Strive Further Start-up training programme.  "It’s a great day and exciting to see the great work [Enterprise CUBE] are...

The Enterprise CUBE has today started an exciting Strive Further programme that will work with 10 residents from a homeless background to start their own businesses.  With two experienced entrepreneurs leading the scheme over the next twelve weeks, those starting today will be supported through...

Today saw the Housing Solutions host the first day of their Strive, which will help local residents to start their own business over the next 12weeks.  Housing Solutions innovative support for their residents’ business aspirations has made them one of the leaders in the housing...

The first Grassroots Enterprise conference took place yesterday, and was judged to be a real success the professionals and community members who attended.  There have been calls for the event to be repeated and for a Northern version of the event to take place in...

Affinity Sutton has partnered with the CUBE team to create an interactive package of support using new online tools and old fashioned one2one support from experts.  Through Strive Online resident entrepreneurs can view webinars, training videos, submit assignments and chat to their designated business advisor. Affinity...