Media release: 28 April 2021
New space for startups, entrepreneurs and young people opens in the heart of Wollongong
Zig Zag Hub has opened its new space in the heart of Wollongong located at Level 4, 111 – 113 Crown Street, Wollongong.
The space is a unique place, offering real-life entrepreneurial skills and building life skills in confidence, creativity and public speaking for primary school students, high school students and young adults looking to forge their own career path. It’s also a business incubator, helping startups and entrepreneurs to grow and scale their businesses, with the help of experienced facilitators.
Zig Zag Hub was previously co-located with its sister business, co-working space The Consortium Lounge, but growing enrolments have seen it outgrow the shared facility, and move into an entrepreneur-focused space all of its own.
Founder of Zig Zag Hub, Carmen Rudd, said the new space would be a place for entrepreneurs to explore their ideas, with the support of experienced facilitators:
“At the Zig Zag Hub we encourage creative minds and entrepreneurs to discover their true potential by nurturing their ability to problem solve and create their own opportunities for the future. This new space will give our program participants a place to learn, connect and have fun.
“It’s really exciting to see our programs are growing, as more parents, young people and startups become aware of the alternative options for career paths, the positive life skills of thinking like an entrepreneur, and the potential to grow a successful business.”
In Term 2 in the new space, Zig Zag Hub is offering programs for primary school students and high school students aged 7 - 17 years old focused on themes including Game Design and Design Thinking, along with its Start Gap program for 17 - 24 year olds, in which participants learn entrepreneurial skills and explore the business possibilities of their own ideas.
In addition to programs for young people and school leavers, Zig Zag Hub also runs dedicated business incubator programs for people looking to launch or grow their business.
“We’ve seen so many inspiring young people and entrepreneurs build success from the foundations of our programs. It’s really exciting to be expanding into a new space where creative and entrepreneurial thinking can thrive,” said Sophie McIlquham, Head of Operations for Zig Zag Hub.