Strive Live Start-up Incubator

16 Mar 2023

***Please note -this cohort of the Strive Live Start-Up Incubator programme has now come to an end. You are invited to submit a registration an expression of interest in a potential future cohort***

Following two successful cohorts in 2022, the Growth Hub are happy to announce we will be running a further cohort of the Strive Live Startup-Up Incubator available to businesses across York & North Yorkshire, which will begin on Thursday 16th March.

If you are currently running or looking to launch a start-up based in York & North Yorkshire, join this award-winning incubator designed to help grassroots entrepreneurs launch their business. StriveLive blends weekly live online training with regular one-to-one advice and on-demand online learning to make it simple and exciting to start a business. Plus, you could win up to £2,500 in micro grants at the end of the programme.

Read more about some of the success stories from our previous cohort here.

Promotional image for Strive Live Start-Up Incubator Programme, run by Enterprise Cube and York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub.

What can you expect?

Having started successful businesses themselves, the team at Enterprise Cube have now worked with nearly 4,000 entrepreneurs, gaining hundreds of tips, tricks, and tools along the way. It is now keen to help 30 York & North Yorkshire residents to launch businesses through its seven-week StriveLive start-up incubator.

StriveLive Sessions are two hours of fun, easy to understand concepts, tips, stories and tools useful for new start-up businesses.

The one-to-one advice sessions are a great way to dive into the details of a topic or hack together a solution to a specific problem you’re facing. The team have all started and managed businesses, which doesn’t make them perfect – but does mean they understand what you’re facing and might have a handy tip or two.

You will also get access to online start-up courses on more than twenty business topics to get you started on everything from bookkeeping to marketing. Pick and choose what and when you learn through the online learning portal.

The programme offers you:

  • 7 weeks of training sessions, held online during the evening
  • Access to 20+ interactive e-learning modules
  • Regular one-to-one business advice sessions
  • A virtual project finale awarding £2,500 of micro-grants.

Date and Venue

The training sessions take place online 7pm-9pm over the course of 7 weeks. The first session will be Thursday 16th March

Feedback from previous attendees

 “The support and understanding of the team was invaluable in helping me through these early stages of business. Awesome experience knowledge and ideas gained”

“Amazing experience from start to finish, loads of knowledge taken onboard and support from the hosts were so helpful!”

“Do it, before Strive everything I was wanting to do felt like an “if”. After the course, I have focus, direction, loads of information and a documented plan! Now for me it’s a “when” not an “if”. It gets you excited, motivated and the best decision I made to apply. So get on it!

“Do it. It is a light touch course which is excellent at covering most of the key aspects needed to focus on when starting a business”

“I was hesitant to join due to time pressure, it being on zoom and at 7pm. However, it has been one of the most useful courses I have participated in. It really is worth your time. The people have been so supportive and encouraging.”

You can also read press releases following the conclusion of two previous cohorts


Please complete the form to secure your place.

Further Details

Places are limited, so please register your interest early to avoid disappointment.

If you are interested in participating, please fill in the form on this page and we will be in contact with you. If you would like to know more, please contact

This programme is delivered in partnership between the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub & Enterprise Cube.

Places are limited, and we may not be able guarantee any individual business support through more than one of the funded programmes we’re currently offering. Please contact us if you have any queries.