Faculty Advisor

Pollice, Gary F.

Faculty Advisor

Sturm, Stephan

Project Center

Hangzhou, China


The sponsor of this project, ChuangChao Investment, looks to provide Hangzhou’s growing startup community with a coworking/incubator space that surpasses any competition, including the popular coworking format called WeWork. By first identifying how WeWork functions in the United States and China we then compare our sponsor’s format to WeWork’s format, and multitude of other formats in the Hangzhou area. The data from our interviews, visits, and analyses leads us to recommendations to improve our sponsor’s format. Additionally, some recommendations may be used to benefit other formats in Hangzhou’s Xiasha District.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences