Pop-Up Projects




We don’t use Pop-Up to talk business, when we run pop-ups it’s to get out there and run micro-enterprise projects. Pop-up projects are usually short-run projects making use of unwanted spaces to pop up and run a shop, restaurant, workspace, or indeed any project.

Pop-Up Shops

Pop-up Restaurants

Pop-up Workspaces & Hubs

See what real people think of this support

Striving Entrepreneur

“Strive was brilliant – I loved it! The shop was a great opportunity. It’s given me my confidence back and I know I can do this now.”

Striving Enterpreneur

“The pop-up cafe was such a good learning experience – I’ve taken all that I learnt in those 6 weeks to my new permanent cafe now.”

Striving Entrpreneur

“I cannot say enough about the studio space and the course. The space provided me with a great place to work…and it was great for meeting clients and other start-ups too.”



Pop-Up Cafes
& Restaurants

Encourage Enterprise
While Eating

We’ve always been a food crazy nation, full of foodie entrepreneurs offering tasty bites to tempt us.  We love any opportunity to team up with these entrepreneurs and run a pop-up up cafe or restaurant.

Our St Paul’s cafe was an amazing six week pop-up, offering coffee’s, cakes and some amazing pie-centered meals.  While pop-up restaurants are usually one-night only events, offering an evening of incredible eating and enjoyment.

Beyond our pop-up events we’re always finding new ways to team up with some of our food focused striving entrepreneurs in lots of our other events. We’ve had wine, chocolate and smoothie tastings at launch events.  Our conferences always showcase start-up cake makers and caterers, and our Business Jam’s demo a different food business every time.

We’re always excited by an opportunity to get involved in another foodie pop-up so just get in touch if you want us to manage a pop-up for your community or organsiation.

See examples of this type of pop-up

Fusion Food

Striver Manzoor is an expert at the pop-up restaurant – a meal and live entertainment, dining on dishes from around the world, and bringing the local community together with Fusion Food.

St Paul’s
Community Cafe

Our cafe and gallery space just a few steps from St. Paul’s cathedral was a really hit with the city office works, Paula’s delicious patisserie offerings went down a storm!

Our Jam
Striver Events

We pop up for an evening of fun, support, advice and food at our Business Jams and we use a different Strive foodie business to supply the catering each time.

Pop-Up Hubs & Workspaces

Centres for Unlocking Business for Everyone


Making use of underused spaces we can pop-up and create a space for local residents to work on creating their own business or enterprise projects.

It’s really great to have the chance to create these amazing spaces of creativity and action. We’ve had so much fun and seen so many people start businesses, make friends and help each other out in these community business hubs.

Imagine coming to a space packed full of grassroots start-ups just like you, where you can get stuck into working on your own business with the CUBE team on hand to help if you need any tips or advice during the day.

See examples of this type of pop-up

Our pop-up hubs are laid-back, friendly Centres for Unlocking Business for Everyone (CUBEs) where local entrepreneurs, freelancers and start-ups can get their businesses started among a community of grassroots entrepreneurs.  Our Genesis CUBE in St Paul’s was open for two years and helped hundreds of individuals.

Pop-Up Shops

Start-up Shops

High-street retail hasn’t gotten any easier and that’s left a huge number of empty shops in towns and villages up and down the country, spaces that can be used by our striving entrepreneurs to promote their new businesses, create a customer base and make some sales along the way.


We’ve even got a few striving entrepreneurs that have bucked the trend to open a permanent high-street presence.  We’re so proud of start-ups like Nicole and Rachel who are proving that while it is not easy, the high-street still has lots of life and opportunity in it.

See an example of this type of pop-up

Our Strive project in Maidenhead culminated in an exciting pop-up department store, with a dozen start-ups each having a concession to sell their products on the high street.  Working with the Town Team Manager and the Employment Service, we ran our Grassroots Enterprise shop for six weeks, after giving the empty store in the Nicholson Centre a pop-up face-lift.