Meet Our Seattle Labs Team: Elizabeth Scallon

Every WeWork Labs location comes equipped with a feature no other space can replicate: the local head of Labs, your region or city's super-connector whose job is to help you fulfill your destiny. Our team members are just as diverse as the Labs and members they lead—a global team with various backgrounds, cultures, interests, and more. In this post, we’re learning a bit about Elizabeth Scallon.

Name: Elizabeth Scallon

Title: Head of Labs, Seattle

Lab: 1411 4th Ave, Seattle, United States

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Tenacious, innovative, engaged.

What did you do before you joined WeWork Labs?

Led CoMotion Labs, the University of Washington's' startup incubator system.

What do you like best about working with early-stage startups?

Their vision for the future.

What do you do when you’re not helping startups succeed?

Hang out with my wife and two-year-old daughter. You can find us at the park, the science center, or reading a book cuddled up on the couch.

What’s your superpower?

Connecting diverse people and ideas to each other.

Share a fun fact about yourself:

I am both a scientist and reiki master.

What are some good places to grab a bite to eat near your Lab?

Pike Place Market! So many great choices in the market; you can't go wrong.

What are your favorite things to do near your Lab?

Seattle Center (MoPOP, Pacific Science Center, Space Needle), Pike Place Market, and Seattle Art Museum.

What's your most important piece of advice for startups?

Focus on relationships with your customers, your partners, your employees, and your investors, as the days that businesses act in transactions are over. My second piece of advice is make sure there is demand for your startup's product or service before quitting your day job.

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