Declaring

Declaring

Sep 20, 2019

We fully uphold the body of science produced that points to a crisis. We therefore declare a climate emergency and direct ourselves towards making future progress with social and creative microbusinesses that will be engaging in work that supports  We will review our business model to understand how we can do better, and support others […]

One project ends…

One project ends…

Jul 8, 2019

Finally this month the Network for Creative Enterprise project ended with an exhibition and event at Knowle West Media Centre. Apart from how fast those two years have been, its so easy to forget how things were before – before the cross creative hub working, the sessions they all went through, and the mentoring we […]

Fringe Activity in Ventnor

Fringe Activity in Ventnor

Aug 13, 2018

Last weekend, we did two Artists Brunches – where we ran a micro workshop with a group of visiting artists at the Ventnor fringe looking at how we can make more from what we do, to sustain our business, as well as our practice. It was such a thrill to go an see Stone Crabs […]

Upstarter goes coastal

Upstarter goes coastal

Aug 10, 2018

Starting up isn’t just for urban places. We need a spirit of empathic entrepreneurship, sensitive to the needs of people living in a different places, including coastal towns. These places have their own challenges, and this summer & autumn we get to work in a whole range of them.

At The Fringe on an Island

At The Fringe on an Island

Aug 24, 2017

Why would you bring a creative business incubator to a Fringe festival like VFringe17 in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight? Because that’s where all of the creatives are gathering and might just appreciate a little extra fire in their business bellies. That’s what we bring. Upstarter’s way is to travel to where they/you are […]

6 Weeks to Pop Up Too @Machines Room, The Hive and Well Street Market

6 Weeks to Pop Up Too @Machines Room, The Hive and Well Street Market

Aug 22, 2017

We ran the second round of 6 weeks to Pop Up in June this year, to see if the format worked better a second time around, and also to check out different ways of marketing the course.   Again, our experience is that its hard to get people in London to commit to it, until […]

Pittsburgh to London, spaces to experiment

Pittsburgh to London, spaces to experiment

Jul 29, 2015

Upstarter gained its initial concrete form in Pittsburgh whilst we were working at Carnegie Mellon School of Design and Architecture in Pittsburgh. Whilst we have made lots of huge developments since being in London, the way things are done here is tangibly different.   In London, we find that people are so occupied with earning […]