On April 21, members of Cowork Hub’s team joined many others entrepreneurs and young people at the Trident Business Centre (South London) for the launch of Digilab Tooting, a community-based digital hub for hardware enthusiasts, coders, makers and game developers.

Run by Business Launchpad, who provides a full business start‑up program for young entrepreneurs aged 16-30, Digilab Tooting aims to provide young kids with invaluable skills so that they can then use this knowledge to solve local issues and transform the lives of residents within the area.

Code, Code, Code
Digilab Tooting will offer services to the community through a membership package, including coding classes, robotics and 3D printing workshops, PC building, video capture and editing, blogging, social media content creation, gaming tournaments and sessions, virtual reality gaming and computer gesture control.

The sky is the limit
Initially established in Barking in March 2016 by Brighter Steppings Ltd in partnership with the Barking Learning Centre, Digilab in Barking has fast grown to become a strong enabler of the creative and inventive spirit of both young and old residents of the Barking community and it’s new centre in Tooting aims to deliver just about the same.

It’s been brilliant working with the Business Launchpad team in bringing Digilab to Tooting using upcycled materials. We are really excited to seeing how the space will evolve and give birth to different digital products and services” – Seun Oshinaike –  Digilab.

Among their many activities, Digilab will host quarterly Raspberry Jam hackathons and has joined forces with us to bring the initiative to West London. The first Ealing Raspberry Jam will take place on July 22 and it’s second edition has already been confirmed for September 9.

Teaming up with Business Launchpad and Digilab will help us strengthen our roots in West London and provide local young people with a place where they can learn about coding, programming, 3D Design and so on. Cowork Hub will be the space they can call “home”, do all these things while meeting cool people and having awesome conversations. We can’t wait to see the fruits that this partnership will bear” – Alex Molokwu Cowork’s Hub founder.

On May 13, Business Launchpad will host their first workshop here at Cowork Hub. Under the name of Business Basics – 1 Day Intensive, the workshop is designed for aspiring or early-stage entrepreneurs who have an idea for a business and would like help to get it started.

From the Val de Oliviera