Boomerang Water + Molo Group = A Hurt Hub Success

Two of our coworking members have partnered together and brought Davidson students into their companies! Learn more about Boomerang Water and the Molo Group.

At the Hurt Hub, opportunities for coworking members to connect with each other and Davidson College students are a huge focus of our space. The Hurt Hub acts as the place where campus and community collide, and we want to highlight two of our coworking members and their contributions to our space.

Boomerang Water, is the world’s first micro bottling solution to replace single-use plastic water bottles, and brings nature and technology closer together, so that people can be part of something bigger than themselves. They have been valued coworking members and have had the opportunity to partner with fellow coworking member, the Molo Group, a creative marketing agency focused on messaging and how to best solve the problems of each customer. The Molo Group believes that “mission-driven businesses need purpose-driven messaging.” Purpose-driven messaging is where the Molo Group excels.

“Coworking to me means you can enter into a space with great energy. You feel really motivated.”

Jean Andzulis, Director of Special Projects with Boomerang Water

While the Molo Group and Boomerang Water convene as coworking members, there are also significant opportunities for student engagement with local businesses in our community.

The Molo Group is generous with its own information – advising other entrepreneurs on the best ways to sell their own business and make a purposeful impact. Focused on franchises & groups, government education, and nonprofit industries, the Molo Group has also engaged with Davidson College students working with students like Jessie Doyal ’24. Jessie works as an Advertising Strategy Intern, updating ad keywords and search terms for ad campaigns on Google Ads and Facebook to improve SEO (Search Engine Optimization). She also collaborates with the advertising team to build a unique monthly strategy for each client.

At a liberal arts school like Davidson, classes range from Economics to Africana Studies, but every now and then a special kind of class or opportunity comes along that offers a completely new experience. In the 2020 – 2021 school year, an experiential learning class entitled “Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship: Innovation in the For-Profit,” was taken by 25 students who did internships with for-profit firms, including Boomerang Water, for 8-10 hours a week.

For his internship, Max Vierling ’21 partnered with the Hurt Hub and Boomerang Water to eliminate single-use plastics from the Hurt Hub’s Delburg Street location. Max created a “closed-loop” bottled water organizational culture at the Hurt Hub, as well as made deliveries for Boomerang Water, and made presentations to different groups within the Town of Davidson for Boomerang Water.

Max’s journey with Boomerang Water didn’t end after his internship. Using practices from readings and discussions in the class, on topics like business ethics and reflective roundtable discussions, Max secured a return offer to work with Boomerang Water as a Project Manager upon his graduation. This sort of connection between Davidson students and local businesses is fostered in our space.

Two of our coworking members have partnered together and brought Davidson students into their companies! Learn more about Boomerang Water and the Molo Group.
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