Budding entrepreneurs wanted for free business start-up courses

Budding entrepreneurs in North Yorkshire are being invited to apply for a space on a free course for start-up businesses.

The York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub, City of York Council and North Yorkshire Council are working together to run the Strive Live Start-Up Incubator.

Three courses are being launched in the county from the beginning of September.

Organisers say the courses offer a blend of live online training, personalised one-to-one advice, and on-demand online learning.

There is also the opportunity for participants to access grants of up to £2,500 at the end of the programme.

“We have witnessed tremendous success stories emerge from our previous cohorts,” said Andrew Raby, York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub manager.

“Now, we are thrilled to open our doors to a new wave of talented entrepreneurs.

“hether you are already running a start-up or contemplating taking the plunge, our tailored programme will provide the support and guidance you need.”

The Strive Live programme is designed to cater to the unique challenges faced by start-ups, with experts working closely with participants to address specific needs and foster growth.

Strive Live Sessions offer two hours of engaging and easy-to-understand concepts, tips, stories, and tools tailored for new start-up businesses. Moreover, participants can benefit from regular one-to-one advice sessions, where experienced professionals offer valuable insights and solutions to challenges.

The programme spans seven weeks of training sessions held online during the evening, featuring access to 20+ interactive e-learning modules and a supportive network of like-minded peers. The first series of the programme begins on Tuesday, 12th September 2023.

Daniela Genova, founder of Cafe Lago di Como in Harrogate, said: “Strive is an amazing place to learn absolutely everything you need to know about business. But most importantly the team work very hard and they are always available for any questions or concerns. We really enjoyed it and we have learned a lot from the project.”

For further information and registration, visit the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub website at www.ynygrowthhub.com