Strive Live Start-up Incubator – York & Harrogate Business Support Programme

4 Oct 2022

Introductory sessions on 26 (York) and 27 (Harrogate) September with training sessions starting on 4 October, lasting 7 weeks with a mix of online sessions and in-person one-to-one support.

If you are a start-up based in York or Harrogate, 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.

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 Harrogate or York 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, online from 19:00-21:00 on Tuesdays
  • 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 will begin online on 4th October from 19:00-21:00, and continue on Tuesday evenings for 7 weeks culminating in a live finale with funding awarding.

An in-person event as an opportunity to meet the team and the rest of the cohort is being rescheduled for during the duration of the online programme.

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!”

“Approachable and really empathetic to the new business journey.” 

You can also read a press release covering the outcome of the previous finale in Harrogate here


Please complete the form to secure your place.

Further Details

This fully funded programme is only available to SME businesses or charities trading or registered in City of York Council or Harrogate Borough Council areas, or residents of these local authorities looking to start a business. 

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, City of York Council, Harrogate Borough Council, & Enterprise Cube.

The Growth Hub are collaborating with City of York Council, Harrogate Borough Council and different providers to deliver various fully funded support programmes to businesses based in the Harrogate district. 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.