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Grace (Geng) Zhang 张耕

Grace (Geng) Zhang 张耕
Chapter Director of Startup Grind Shenzhen

Marketing & Communications Specialist, Startup Community Director and former Tech Reporter passionate about building sustainable Startup & Tech Communities that drive innovation and matter to people.

With 8+ years of combined experience in technology & business reporting, project management, and marketing, I’m a startup & tech community builder deeply passionate about innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems.

By day, I am a marketing specialist for a state-owned energy company in Shenzhen, in charge of exhibitions, promotion, industry association management, and online presence.

By heart I’m a startup community builder that is driven by the passion to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs, values that are embodied within the Startup Grind Shenzhen, one of the longest-running startup communities in Shenzhen that I started and run for more than 3 years now.

My vision for running a sustainable community contains three key elements: value, quality, and consistency.
With countless effort, we have managed to become one of the top startup communities in Shenzhen, bringing together the brightest and most creative minds, both Chinese and expats, to exchange ideas, share genuine experiences and inspire future entrepreneurs.

Over the last years, I’ve been fortunate enough to have been invited to the biggest tech festivals, conferences, gatherings in Shenzhen as a host, panel moderator, and event planner.

★ I have helped Maker Faire Shenzhen, Mars Summit, Startup Weekend, Startup Salad, Angelhack, HitCrunch, Google Devfests and more in event planning, promotion, and execution.

★ I have been invited to speak on the largest event ticketing platform, Huodongxing and WeDo to share my insights and experience on how to make a sustainable community.

Having directed and built a network of startup resources, my mission is to help fellow community leaders, aspiring entrepreneur, businesses, and entrepreneurial platforms to excel in their respective efforts.