Zara (Longye) Zhang
Founder and Owner
at Hohot

Private company


Expert in:

Society Design

More about this expert:

I came to Oulu, Finland for MBA studies in 2011. After gradutation, I worked at a local firm (Lewel Group) for 2 years, taking care of business development in Asia, and particularly in Chinese market. Business development between Finland and China is one major profession of mine, and I have had a fairly extensive network in this field. There have been various relating projects I was involved in helping a number of Finnish and European companies, and I established and still am managing an active LinkedIn group (Oulu's Business Network for Chinese Market) with 180+ targeted members. In addition to that, I've always been interested in entrepreneurship. Back in China, several years ago, I ran my first-ever business with a partner in beauty industry. It was a very nice experience, and I learnt a lot from there. Now, in Finland, I'm exploring entrepreneurship again since March 2014, and this time it's in food industry. In this startup, Hohot, we offer boiled fast food to residents in Oulu. It's a new food style, but it is very delicious, convenient and warm - very suitable to the dark and cold days here. There are still lots of things to learn for entrepreneurship in Finland, and I'm always open for all possibilies.