Tianyi “Joe” Zhu is an international entrepreneur and co-founder of West Suburban Angels. He was recognized by the Asian American Business Development Corporation in 2017 as one of the top 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in business. Joe has built his brand as the bridge between China and the US. In Chicago, he co-founded SmartHealth Activator, which supported Rosalind Franklin University’s $50 million innovation center. He is currently a Partner in Nanjing Wande Group, and the Managing Partner of Playground Capital, its North American subsidiary. In China, Joe is the Chairman of the Zhu Holdings Group, involved in the license for the famous Cooper Clinic in Dallas, Texas which opened a 250,000 square-foot healthcare clinic in Nanjing and a 2,500-acre wellness resort in Beijing.