09 Jan Kicking off 2015
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 St Paul’s
A new partnership programme in our St Paul’s hub just got underway, with the backing of Genesis, Access Sport and Amicus Horizon. This is an exciting new collaboration in London which looks set to be a wonderful opportunity for many potential Strivers. The taster session was packed out with over 70 people applying to attend the course, which unfortunately has a maximum capacity of 25 spaces.
It looks set to be a course buzzing with energy and social impact, as almost a third of the candidates are looking to start social and ethical enterprises.
At CUBE HQ we’re loving having a full house on a Friday, as it gives us the chance to show off our hub, Genesis CUBE, to its full potential, as well as bringing in lots of new hub users who could benefit from our start-up atmosphere. To find out more about our hub and to see if you could become a user, click here.
Housing Solutions Striving to Success
Our long standing partners Housing Solutions are funding a new Strive programme in Maidenhead, to build on the runaway successes of our past efforts there. We’re looking forward to working with their team again as we try to create and unlock business for local people. With over a hundred Strivers already in Maidenhead, more than 40 local people contacted Housing Solutions to join the programme – showing the success the housing association is having with community engagement through enterprise. We know the local Strive community are really excited to see what the latest groups business ideas will be, and we’re certain they’ll be another great boost the burgeoning Maidenhead start-up community.
Wokingham’s Working Together!
We’re thrilled with the interest in the new Wokingham project that starts this week, which is a great example of a real local collaboration. Wokingham Council and no less than 5 housing associations teamed up to make this project happen; Catalyst, Sovereign, Radian, Housing Solutions and Thames Valley. They’ve all worked with the council to promote and facilitate the course which has been massively oversubscribed, with over 50 people applying to limited spaces. We’re delighted with the buzz the partnership has created locally and know with such strong partners there’s going to be a lasting impact for the local community in Wokingham.