Bob Zheng is the founder and CEO of People Squared, a Shanghai based co-working space that provides well-equipped work environment for freelancers, self-employed professionals and startup teams to work together and build social connections. Prior to founding People Squared, Bob co-founded liuxueok.com, a social platform that connected Chinese high school students with western universities, so that students could get study-abroad consultations from schools directly.
Being an entrepreneur for 5 years, Bob is very knowledgeable about the startup environment in China and has built good connections with many local startup communities, Internet/mobile Internet media and tech blogs, investment funds and agencies providing services to early-stage startups (such as law firms and government bureaus). He is also the curator for Shanghai Startup Digest and a mentor at Startup Weekend.
Bob got his IT background in Canada, where he received a Bachelor degree from Simon Fraser University in Computing Science. Bob also served his professional life as software engineer and project manager at Suncor Energy, BC Hydro and Accenture (in Vancouver) before he returned to China and kicked off his own entrepreneurial endeavor.