Katherine Chong
Product Lead at Welbi
Professional Background

Katherine held the position of Director of Products at an EdTech startup, marking a decade-long career with the company. Opting for a pause, she chose to construct a life centered around assisting others through meaningful conversations and embodying the type of leadership she wished for during challenging times.

Presently, Katherine serves as the Product Lead at Welbi, rekindling her passion for startups and diving back into the dynamic world she loves.

Co.Lab Mentorship

As a Mentor, Katherine dedicates her time and expertise to guide aspiring product managers, designers, and developers. Committing 3-4 hours per week over an 8-week period for the Bootcamp and 7-9 hours for the entire Sprint program.

Katherine has been instrumental in SPRINT16, COLAB15, and COLAB22 guiding mentees in 5 different countries and contributing to the successful launch of 4 products and 28 portfolios.

Noteworthy are the accomplishments of Katherine's product management mentees. Some have ventured at esteemed companies such as Super.com and The Moret Group. Their achievements echo the profound impact of Katherine's mentorship, illustrating the ripple effect of inspiration and guidance.

Mentored 38 students
Provided over 80 hours of personalized guidance
Helped ship 4 products and 28 portfolios
Top Products

Below are some of the products that Katherine assisted her students to ship

  • PostOP: A mobile app that connects patients with providers in service of creating a customized, comprehensive post-operative care plan
  • Cottage Kitchen: The platform that connects customers with local cottage businesses
  • Agnosys: A platform eliminating barriers between patients and the accessible care they need. On-demand consultations, easy scheduling, and care in your hands

Mentor Reviews
  • “Katherine is an excellent mentor for our team (Team 8). She is knowledgeable and patient, with a clear ability to explain complex concepts in a way that is easy to understand. She is always available to answer questions and provide guidance, and her feedback is always constructive and actionable. She is also great at providing real-world examples and encouraging hands-on learning. I highly recommend Katherine as a mentor for anyone”
  • “Katherine is a very good mentor. Patient and quite understanding of the challenges we faced”
  • “Katherine gave great helpful advice always- specifically around clarifying problems and prioritizing information for investors. Some prompt around how to best use mentor help would be useful in future”

Katherine's contributions at Co.Lab exemplifies the power of mentorship in cultivating talent and fostering success. Her unwavering dedication has transcended borders, propelling mentees toward achievement and fulfillment in the field of product management.

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