Meet our Hangzhou Labs Team: Yujie (Joanna) Zhang

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 Yujie (Joanna) Zhang.

Name: Yujie (Joanna) Zhang

Title: Labs Manager

Lab: Vanke Center—Hangzhou, China

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

Dog person, empathetic, and creative.

What did you do before you joined WeWork Labs?

I used to work for Alibaba Cloud Innovation Center in Jiading. There, I built a platform that provided services ranging from office rental, policy docking, resources integration to investment.

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

Startups make me believe that it’s never too late to chase dreams.

What’s your superpower?

I’m good at organizing.

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

The Huanglong Night Maker is a great place to check out.

What are your favorite things to do near your Lab?

Going to local concerts or jogging near the West Lake.

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

Focus on keeping up with your customers, not only your competitors.