We were thrilled to be on the show and discuss the history of why the hub was started and where its going in the future.
The term entrepreneur comes from the French term “entreprendre” meaning “to pursue opportunities”.
Wollongong’s Zig Zag Hub is launching its first incubator intake for tech businesses to help them enter their growth stage.
Carmen Rudd, our amazing director is representing the Illawarra at the 2019 Telstra Business Women’s Awards in April!
The concept for the name ‘Zig Zag’ came from the idea that ‘Business is never a straight line – it zig zags’
As much as Business has its rewards, challenges can be quite a struggle to get around, no different to getting around those sharp corners, like a zig zag.
Enthusiasm is evident when you have an idea and start to get it together.
- You have done your research.
- You put your plan in place.
- You give it a name.
- Get your website up and running
Now you are ready to roll. You start to climb the mountain of entrepreneurship and realise you have an actual mountain in front of you! The customers did not come running to you, in fact you have to do the chasing. You begin to question yourself. Am I on the right track? Did I sell my pitch properly? Why did that enquiry not become a lead? Why? Why? Why? Those corners seem longer and longer and you wonder if you’ll ever see straight road again. Just when you have a win along comes another corner you have to navigate.
We know all about those corners and the best way to get around those corners quicker is to not give up. Don’t give up and don’t be afraid to talk to others. Whether it is a friend, a business associate, a mentor or someone to bounce the ideas off. The answer will surely come.
When you have reached the top of your mountain and you look back down to see that now you can create jobs, you have revenue to contribute to other projects, you will then see that the mountain was not quite so big.
Zig Zag your way to the top!
“Business is never a straight line, it Zig Zags”
The concept of the Zig Zag Hub was to provide a vibrant space filled with business ideas and a diversity of people from varying backgrounds and skills. The vision was to provide a unique opportunity for startups, freelancers and entrepreneurs to connect, grow and learn.
The Hub is a well-conceived and evolving business model. It provides a space that mentors business learning and leadership. It is an open space for thinking, talking and testing business ideas that may or may not fly. It is a space where there is no wrong answer or idea. It brings together leaders in business with emerging entrepreneurs.
Members of the Hub can use their experience and expertise to guide others, connecting and nurturing young and old alike who are on the entrepreneurial journey.
The idea behind CoWorking spaces is simple.
Instead of operating your small scale entrepreneurial start-up from home, why not pay a relatively low weekly fee to have a desk in a space where you are surrounded by other like minded, driven individuals.
These collaborative CoWorking spaces are breeding grounds for both formulating better ideas and building connections with others in a wide range of industries.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, contact us for more information.
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Where we are located:
- Lower end of Crown Street Mall
- Diagonal from ANZ Bank
- Upstairs with Lotus
- Signage displayed in our window