Meet Our Mumbai Labs Team: Arnab Chatterjee
Every WeWork Labs location comes equipped with a feature no other space can replicate: the Labs Manager, your onsite super-connector whose job is to help you fulfill your destiny. Our Labs managers 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 Arnab Chatterjee.
Name: Arnab Chatterjee
Title: Labs Manager
Lab: Raheja Platinum, Mumbai, India
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Dynamic, resourceful, optimist.
What did you do before you joined WeWork Labs?
I've spent a large part of my professional experience assisting and consulting for early-stage companies in education, media, and technology. At my last role I led strategy and execution for programs in the business innovation vertical at an online education startup, UpGrad, as a Program Manager.
What do you like best about working with early-stage startups?
The hustle. The best part about working with startups is that there's never a dull day. It gives me immense satisfaction to take on new challenges and work on interesting ideas with founders who bring multiple perspectives to the table.
What do you do when you’re not helping startups succeed?
Spend time with family, read, go for hikes and treks.
What’s your superpower?
Optimism. I tend to look at the brighter side of a situation and avoid treating failures as setbacks.
Share a fun fact about yourself:
I'm always up for an interesting conversation.
What are some good places to grab a bite to eat near your Lab?
Pizza Express, Persian Darbar, Global Fusion, Barbeque Nation.
What are your favorite things to do near your Lab?
Watch a movie or play a game of football.
If I’m a tourist in your city, what do I have to see or experience before I leave?
The street food and the nightlife in Mumbai, in that order.
What's your most important piece of advice for startups?
Spend sufficient time on idea validation and consumer research.