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Vanessa Chan

2017 Speaker

VANESSA CHAN is an entrepreneur, consultant and angel investor who thrives on growth through market­-backed innovation. In 2015, she left McKinsey & Company where she was a partner and founded, to bring her own consumer innovations to life. A year later she launched her first product, loopit, tangle-free headphones that double as a stylish necklace. The reception has been phenomenal with a successful Kickstarter campaign (doubling the goal), reaching the finals on the TODAY Show’s Next Big Thing and sales on QVC, Grommet, Touch-of-Modern and her website Chan’s journey from corporate executive to entrepreneur has been covered in various news outlets including CBS, DailyMail and the Huffington Post. She is also co-president of Philadelphia’s Ellevate Network, a partner of Robin Hood Ventures, a member of the Innovation Advisory Council for UTC (a $55B company) and a member of the board of trustees for Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. @re_designstudio