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  The CUBE team were thrilled to be returning to Cheltenham to run our second Strive programme with Cheltenham Borough Homes. We enjoyed our time with a lively and creative bunch of start ups, with ideas ranging from providing braille menus, to translators and expert brewers,...

  The team enjoyed yet another great Strive project, with our long standing partners from the Grow Our Own Team at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, and Housing Solutions (who even let us use their very funky training and breakout space). From website gurus...

A great Strive project with PA Housing, with an incredibly supportive group of entrepreneurs.  Several in the group report that meeting like-minded people and having the support of project has significantly lifted their confidence and mental health. It's fantastic to see this boost both on personal...

  Another successful programme has drawn to a close in Maidenhead, and we're really excited to have continued our work with the Royal Borough and their Grow Our Own team. Another fantastic group of people with brilliant business ideas, from digital marketing to Pakistani catering and...

We were really pleased to return to High Wycombe for another programme as a partner of Red Kite Community Housing. This was our 3rd project as a partner of Red Kite and our work in High Wycombe seems to go from strength to strength. We...

The Havelock Estate in Southall is currently going through a significant redevelopment, with big changes on the horizon. Times of change are often opportune moments to launch a business, and twenty local residents came on our Strive Further programme with Catalyst looking to do just...

There was high demand for places on this start-up project in Thamesmead, with 35 businesses after just 25 spaces on the programme! Fortunately, with a bit of tinkering, we were able to put 33 businesses through the first phase of our training. This level of...

   Thames Valley Housing and PA Housing joined forces for another successful start-up project in Twickenham. The entrepreneurs completing the programme pitched their ideas in a brilliant dragons den ceremony at the Stoop, home to Harlequins Rugby Club, and many were able to secure grant funding...

  Another successful programme has drawn to a close in Maidenhead, and we're really excited to have continued our work with the Royal Borough and their Grow Our Own team. This most recent programme was full of learning opportunities for the CUBE team, with regular fascinating...

   We teamed up with Slough Borough Council and Thames Valley Housing Association for our second start-up project in Slough. The group of entrepreneurs on the programme bonded quickly and made the weekly sessions a lot of fun. The businesses launched include a social enterprise working...

Entrepreneurs have graduated from the most successful Strive start-up business training programme so far in Wokingham. Wokingham Borough Council joined forces with local housing associations to hold the course over the past three months with funding from the Scape Reinvest programme. The course has been more...

When you have a course attended by someone calling themselves  'The Fairy Godfather', you know its going to be interesting. The Fairy Godfather (or Gary as he's usually known) makes imaginative wooden children's toys, and was just one of the exciting entrepreneurs who attended the...

Rayners Lane played host to a Strive Intensive programme, where the entrepreneurs attending had 5 weekly sessions before pitching their business idea to a panel of judges. The Dragons Den ceremony was a real success, not least because of the amazing food produced by Miranda...

We returned to Maidenhead this Autumn for another programme as a partner of Housing Solutions and the Council's Grow our Own Team. We were greeted by an exciting range of businesses, from a birthing Doula (look it up, we had to!) to a designer of unique...

We were really excited to run our first programme as a partner of Slough Borough Council, and equally as excited to have some familiar partners on board as well. For the programme sessions, we were lucky enough to have the use of facilities at Slough Aspire, a...

Woodberry Down wowed us with a very diverse and creative group, including a DJ, an interior designer, an educationalist, two exciting cafes and some super energy saving experts! This group joined the  Strivers from Grahame Park for an extra special Dragon's Den ceremony; hopefully some friendships...

We run projects big and small, and this micro-programme in Sidley was small but inspiring.  A dedicated group of entrepreneurs got stuck into a intensive 6-week Strive programme. Despite the shorter course, each one of the start-ups attending moved their business forward and gave some great...

A week after the end of the specialist food business course in Woking, we held a wonderful Christmas Market with partners Thames Valley Housing and the Lighthouse. It was a real success, with over 500 people coming through the doors during the course of the...

We were joined by some really creative and talent individuals at Grahame Park, with musicians, jewellery designers, fashion accessory brands, multi-lingual language tutors as well some wannabe cafe owners bringing us seriously good treats each week - making the 3 months just fly by!   Our Impact START-UP...

The Woking Strive course was a special course designed for (but not limited to) foodies! The culinary delights that joined us for the 3 months took our taste buds on a tour around the world (and added those Christmas pounds well before December had even...

It was another hugely successful course in Maidenhead as a partner of the Council and their Grow Our Own team. The Deputy Mayor came along to the presentation day at the MacDonald Hotel in Windsor to support and celebrate the hard work and determination shown by...

Reading was the venue for Enterprise CUBE's  second programme as a partner of Thames Valley Housing Association. A high number of the businesses on the course were looking to have a positive influence on the local communities they operated in, with everything from craft and language...

Residents from Wandle, Peabody and Hyde housing associations joined together to take part in a Strive Further programme in Deptford. The presentation ceremony took place at the British Film Institute but fortunately there were no unexpected dramas as all the presentations went to plan. We...

It was definitely a day for those with a sweet tooth in High Wycombe at Red Kite’s presentation day ceremony, with three talented cake makers presenting their businesses with plenty of delicious samples. The panel of judges were blown away by the hard work and...

We headed to Maidenhead, found a store in the Nicholson Centre and found a lovely manager there would give us a six week window to showcase local start-ups. Working with the RBWM town manager, we ran a retail focused Strive Further and launch some incredible...

Sovereign ran bootcamps, full start-up projects and online for residents in a year of Enterprise that launched residents into yoga instruction, recruitment, book keeping, hairdressing, massage, catering and many many areas. Striver Comment on the Course "The course was fab. I only came to support my daughter in...

In the heart of the City of London, surrounded by high flying corporate offices a team of grassroots entrepreneurs were scoping out a unusual but very exciting project. The CUBE team had found an empty cafe space and some dynamic start-ups to run a...

We teamed up with Genesis to run a Strive Further start up project, helping launch Paula and over a dozen other Grassroots Enterprises.  Genesis really through their support behind residents awarding enterprise grants to several to get vital equipment to launch their businesses. Paula Said "I simply loved the...

Teresa May popped into Housing Solutions graduation to see an amazing group of start-ups launch their businesses.  You can read about Dorota and Nicole on our people page - just two successful start-ups out of this lovely group of residents. Entrepreneurs Confidence [progress_bar title='Increased' title_color='' title_tag='h5' percent='100'...