Strive Live Start-Up Incubator 2024-25

11 Sep 2024

Having previously supported over 150 early stage businesses in our region, the Growth Hub will once again be working with Enterprise Cube to deliver three cohorts of the Strive Live Startup-Up Incubator, which will begin on Wednesday 11th September.

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.

Ready to Launch Your Start-up in York & North Yorkshire?

We are looking for 30 new entrepreneurs with bright ideas and winning mentality to join our latest start-up support programme. Following a string of success stories, we are now opening the doors for a new cohort of ambitious start-up businesses to turn entrepreneurial dreams into reality.

Whether you’re already running a start-up or just about to take the plunge, our programme is tailor-made to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s competitive market. The first session of the next available cohort will be Wednesday 11th September. Sign up for your place here.

Award-Winning Start-Up Support

Strive Live Start-Up Incubator is an acclaimed programme designed exclusively for grassroots entrepreneurs like you. Our goal is simple: to help you launch and grow your business with unparalleled support and guidance. Benefit from a blend of dynamic weekly live online training, personalised one-to-one advice, and on-demand online learning, all aimed at making your start-up journey enjoyable and effective.

Secure your spot today to join our thriving community of aspiring entrepreneurs and kickstart your entrepreneurial journey with confidence.

Want a taster?

Enterprise Cube recently worked with the Growth Hub to deliver a pair of popular webinars covering how to write a Business Plan and Cashflow Forecast. They will also be delivering another webinar for us in July as an introduction to starting a business.

18th July – Making the leap: are you ready to start a business?

About the Programme

This programme is fully funded by the York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.  All you need to commit is your time to the sessions.  It is important that you attend them all to create maximum benefit.  This support offer is currently only available to businesses located in North Yorkshire Council and City of York Council areas.

Find out more

Why Choose StriveLive Start-Up Incubator?
  • Proven Success: Enterprise Cube have now worked with over 4,000 entrepreneurs, gaining hundreds of tips, tricks, and tools along the way.
  • Local Focus: If you’re based in York & North Yorkshire, this is your chance to tap into the incredible resources and opportunities in your own backyard.
  • Tailored Support: Richard and the team understand the unique challenges faced by start-ups. Our experts will work closely with you to address your specific needs and foster your growth.
  • Access to Micro Grants: As part of Strive Live, you have the chance to win up to £2,500 in micro grants at the end of the programme. Fuel your start-up’s progress with this incredible funding opportunity.
What can you expect?

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.

What’s on offer?
  • 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.
  • A supportive network of peers

Topics include:

  • Business Concept & Your Purpose
  • Market Fit
  • Business Planning and Goals
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Branding
  • Challenge:Solution Discussion
  • Marketing
  • Company Registration 101
  • Sales Skills
  • Customer Journeys
  • Cash Flow Forecast
  • Legal Responsibilities
  • Personal Development

Download the project guide here

When does it start?

There will be a series of three programmes throughout the next year, with sessions for each programme delivered online for 7 weeks.

  • September 2024 –  Wednesday 11th September – 23rd October
  • November 2024 – Tuesday 5th November – 17th December
  • January 2025 – Wednesday 8th January – 19th February

The training sessions take place online 7pm-9pm over the course of 7 weeks. The first session of the next available cohort will be Wednesday 11th September

Is it any good?

Feedback from previous attendees on StriveLive courses:

 “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.”


Please complete the form below, and someone will be in touch to discuss your place on the programme:

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.

This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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.