The VU Hanger is run by a team of six diverse entrepreneurs, led by Gus Balbontin, former executive director and CTO of Lonely Planet. Each brings a different and diverse set of talents to the table, but all have one thing in common: they believe in the importance of developing entrepreneurs.
In the Hanger, the disruptive thinking of a startup is married with the practical nature of a small business: ‘think like a startup, act like a business’. The team believes in tackling big problems by starting small.
They offer free business advice and resources, and deliver both short courses and crash courses in modern methodologies (without the red tape or the cost of a full degree) and use their business acumen to offer you support, advice and access to relevant networks. In The Hanger, your startup will truly be nurtured into existence.
Best of all it’s open to students, academics, staff, and local business owners.