Meet Our San Mateo Labs Team: Hayes Metzger

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 Hayes Metzger.

Name: Hayes Metzger

Title: Labs Manager

Lab: 400 Concar Drive, San Mateo, United States

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

Practical, experimental, opportunistic.

What did you do before you joined WeWork Labs?

Entrepreneur and software engineer.

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

The excitement and energy of people passionate about changing the world for the better.

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

Cook and explore mountains.

What’s your superpower?

Navigating obstacles.

Share a fun fact about yourself:

I’m a diplomatic passport holder.

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

The Field Club.

What are your favorite things to do near your Lab?

Bike the Bay Trail.

If I’m a tourist in your city, what do I have to see or experience before I leave?

Drive down the coast on the 1.

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

Fall in love a problem, not your solution.

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