Joan Zhang
Co-DirectorStartup Grind Miami
Joan Zhang is Co-Director of Startup Grind Miami, endeavored to nurture startup ecosystem of Miami through events, media and partnership. Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community connecting more than 1. 5 million entrepreneurs through 500 chapters around the world, helping entrepreneurs to build business, connect with strategic partners and secure funding. Joan is also an active contributor to the development of fintech ecosystem. Her fintech journey started in 2014, as VP of Strategy and Development of Zhongxin Financial Group, one of the leading small business lending platforms in China. Since then she has been advocating cross boarder communication, connecting fintech companies in China with Singapore, US, and Africa. She is currently business strategy advisor to startups in alternative finance out of Dallas, TX and Kenya, Africa. Prior to fintech, Joan had about 10 years of successful experience in strategy and finance in China market. Joan received her MBA from Kellogg School of Management.