Shortly after WeWork relaunched its startup-focused co-working space WeWork Labs, its Chinese affiliate naked Hub rolled out on May 25 its latest efforts to boost entrepreneurship. The co-working space operator announced a new partnership with Le Wagon, a coding bootcamp for entrepreneurs, to bring the business and tech communities closer.

Under the deal, naked Hub will open the doors of its co-working space to Le Wagon members. In addition to well-designed and comfortable co-working spaces, naked Hub will provide Wagoners access to their online and offline network.

Dominic Penaloza, Chief Innovation Officer of naked Hub, said that community is one of naked Hub’s biggest advantages, and is defined by how it meets their business needs.

As more digital companies joined naked Hub, recruitment and training became a growing challenge. Providing a pipeline of tech talents and skills to members adds great value to their experience.

On the other hand, Le Wagon members will empower the naked Hub community by offering technical training workshops to all naked Hub members. Topics include full stack web development, user interface design, startup tech tools, and WeChat mini-programs.

The partnership program between naked Hub and Le Wagon addresses the need for tech resource and collaboration, according to an official statement. Le Wagon’s alumni will join the naked Hub community for 6-months at a time. While in residence, they conduct monthly workshops to improve Hubbers’ technical skills and help companies find tech talents.

The partnership has started in Shanghai and Beijing, with workshops beginning in May.

Emma Lee (Li Xin) was TechNode's e-commerce and new retail reporter until June 2022, when she moved to Sixth Tone to cover technology and consumption. Get in touch with her via or Twitter.

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