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Vincent Djen

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How a Shanghai Based Manufacturer REWIRED To Get Out of a Rut, Vincent Djen, The Fashion Knowledge Network

Fashion Rewired Podcast with Brian Hill

Brian sits down with serial entrepreneur and fashion consultant, Vincent Djen who (7) years ago found himself in an uninspired rut and did not initially know how to pull himself out of it. Growing up in Shanghai and working in his family's fashion manufacturing business was not enough. But, after joining a group of like minded business professionals in the Entrepreneur's Organization (EO), Vincent REWIRED and has since successfully launched Fashion X and Remake Hub. Action Steps to REWIRE: 1. Join a network or group of like minded people that share your passions! 2. Get more involved by volunteering your time for a shared common cause! 3. Learn to be a better leader by practicing better communication while valuing others! Check out www.linkedin.com/in/vincentdjen (Comment on @FashionRewired with a design or manufacturing question for Vincent) Episode Powered by: -The Freelance Program: Book your next fashion professional today. -Digital Designer Bootcamp: Launch your fashion brand in 6-short weeks from the comfort of your home. Phoenix Fashion Week: The leading fashion industry event in the Southwest. Fashion. Education. Community. Follow and like our IG @FashionRewired & @PHXFashionWeek

14 Jun 2020

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299: Vincent Djen - Co-Founder FashionEx Shanghai

Asia Tech Podcast

[01:05] Vincent Djen, Co-founder of FashionEx Shanghai, shares more about his company, further explaining how it helps startups in the fashion industry grow by giving them insights and methodologies to avoid mistakes which helps them build solid business plan[19:50] Vincent shares how important research is before entering the Chinese market in terms fashion, further explaining how looking at the analytics of taobao and Tmall aids a startup analyse and compare how they rank in the fashion industry for China[30:50] Vincent elaborates more about his journey, sharing how he manages the RnD for his family bushiness and also manages his FashionEx by working more towards the business development side


14 Jul 2018

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228: Shanghai Round Table with Kapil Kane, Jasper Gill, Vincent Djen, Carmen Wang and Nishtha Mehta

Asia Tech Podcast

[00:05] ATP620 - Asia Matters with Graham D Brown[00:35] Introducing XNode Shanghai - a physical coworking space in the startup accelerator with Jasper Gill who moved to Shanghai from Vancouver 2 1/2 years ago[02:20] Vincent Djen from Hong Kong, cofounder of FashionEx which helps fashion startups to learn to grow and scale their business in the massive fashion scene in Shanghai[04:15] Carmen Wnag from Nanjing - studying in US, Spain, Italy, India. We learn it's typical of her generation to go out to the world and absorb different cultures[06:50] What is it about China that you see a lot of female entrepreneurs? 50% of coders at Le Wagon Shanghai are females - ahead of Marseille, Lisbon, Barcelona. Females now are free to do what they want to do and choose to work or start their own company[09:40] What makes Shanghai special? We listen to insights from Kapil Kane, Jasper Gill, Vincent Djen, Carmen Wang and Nishtha Mehta. We learn about the "Shanghai hump"? They say that if you live in Shanghai for four years, you'll stay forever[12:30] We listen to the story of Vincent Djen and FashionEx. Does the world need a fashion tech accelerator? Vincent shares the stories of how fashion brands are using AI to help find customers. We also hear an interesting case study about 3D printing customised bras for women[15:35] What brought Carmen back to Shanghai after traveling around the world? We hear Carmen's story of working on augmented reality software for a US company[17:00] Where did Jasper's scaleup accelerator idea come from? A backstory on Jasper's earlier work in Shanghai and a further insight into how things move at a pace here[19:55] Shanghai is a maturing startup ecosystem so new accelerator models are emerging. We take a look into the world of XNode. XNode is a late stage accelerator, focused on scaling up startups. XNode mainly works with corporate like Intel[23:01] Why did Vincent choose XNode as his startup's partner and what keeps him in Shanghai after 12 years of living there? We learn about the opportunities in Shanghai and how in areas such as fashion, it's emerging to be one of the major metropolitan cities of the world[25:20] What do they wish to change in Shanghai? Jasper is bugged about people not moving to the right-hand side of the escalator while Carmen complains about the price of housing![28:25] Everything just happens fluidly in Shanghai where it's so open and easy to talk to people - Jasper's first week in Shanghai and Carmen's idea with a mixed-reality dining experience[33:30] Is Shanghai indicative of the rest of China? We learn about the talent and people in Shanghai and how that sets its vibe apart from the rest of China[34:40] 35% of its population of Vancouver is of Chinese origin. Did this make it easier for Jasper (who is from Vancouver) to integrate with Shanghai?[37:45] How important is that "international element" in Shanghai?[38:40] Introducing Nishtha Mehta, lean innovation coach. We also talk about making the move from India to China.[41:05] What advice would our entrepreneurs give to people from The West who want to be part of the Shanghai scene? Empathy and tolerance go a long way. Volunteer and work for value exchange, come committed and for the long haul. Learn and localise fast, drop the ego. Stay hungry and foolish


18 Apr 2018

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AYA058 – Fashion and Technology with Vincent Djen

Advance Your Art: From Artist to Creative Entrepreneur

MEET VINCENT DJEN Born in Hong Kong but grew up in Canada and California, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and minored in Marketing at Cal Poly Pomona. After college, he went straight to work for my family business, Cheng Kung Garments, for 11+ years. The company was founded by my parents in 1975. Today the company is managed by him and his older brother. It’s his ultimate passion to learn and share my experience in fashion with other fashion entrepreneurs.He has 11 years+ in supplying for global premium brands in development and production. In 2015, he launched his own brand in London, UK. Today, he serves as the Board of Director of EO China East chapter in Shanghai as well as an Exhibitor at Texworld Paris. EO is a leading worldwide organization for entrepreneurs with over 12,000 members around the globe. I am also a member of Fashion Takes Action (FTA), a leading fashion network in Canada. He has worked with GANT, Peak Performance, Hackett, Mexx, By Malene Birger and currently lives in Shanghai, China with his lovely wife and 4-year-old son.LINKS:Entrepreneurs’ OrganizationSingularity Hubglossyinnovations in textilesCONTACTwww.thefashionknowledgenetwork.comvincent@thefashionknowledgenetwork.com BONUS:This podcast is brought to you by Audible. I have used Audible for years, and I love audiobooks. Click on the link to get a 30-day free trial, complete with a credit for a free audiobook downloadAudible.comQUESTION(S) OF THE DAY:What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy


28 Sep 2017

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August 7, 2017 Fashion Guru Vincent Djen, EQ Steven Stein & Rocking Single Suzanne Duncan

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6 Aug 2017

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MIHM with Vincent Djen from The Fashion Knowledge Network

So Suzy Podcast

Today, we have Vincent Djen, designer, manufacturer and consultant for The Fashion Knowledge Network.  Vincent is going to tell his story of growing up in the fashion industry and sharing with you his secrets on how you can achieve your fashion design dream.  Plus, he gives us the inside scoop of some of the hottest upcoming trends and materials that are coming out!   SHOW NOTES Vincent's Golden Rule of Product Development and Production is to be prepared for Black Swans.  He breaks it down into three parts Test Communicate Be prepared Best advice for Sanaa and others looking to get into the fashion industry Never stop learning; go to shows, read, talk to people, never stop learning Be open-minded Commit 100% Perseverance  FUN FACTS Favorite part of owning your own business - Freedom and thrill of a job well done Favorite fabric - New sustainable materials; TPU, 3D Printing Favorite upcoming trend - Fashion wearable electronics; LED wedding gowns, temperature regulated clothing WHERE TO FIND VINCENT AND THE FASHION KNOWLEDGE NETWORK Website LinkedIn Instagram SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION Website


24 Jul 2017