Loopit, headphones that don’t tangle
Vanessa Chan, Founder & Chief Designer of re.design makers of Loopit, the headphones that don’t tangle joins Enterprise Radio to tell her inspiring story.
Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Vanessa Chan discuss the following:
- What is Loopit and how did the company first get started?
- You left your corporate world to follow your passion. Tell us more about that and what compelled you to leave your position and gather the confidence to launch your own creative venture?
- These are headphones that don’t tangle. Talk to us more about the design of the product.
- Is Loopit just for women or do men want the product as well and who is the overall demographic?
- Who do you feel is your biggest competition in the marketplace or are there any competitors?
- What are some of the overall features? & What colors/styles does the product come in?
- What is your advice to entrepreneurs who are looking to launch a new product? Are there any key takeaways you can provide?
- Has there been any learning lessons for you along the way or things you would have done differently in starting Loopit?
- Your kids are entrepreneurs as well and have been there every step of the way in the process. Tell us about that?
Vanessa Chan is the mother of two girls, aged 7 and 10 who, like her, are creative tinkerers. She has been designing solutions to simple & complex problems for over 20 years as an engineer, a consultant, and a Mom.
Vanessa has always been innovating. Before taking the entrepreneurship plunge and founding re.design, she was a partner at McKinsey & Company where she co-led their innovation practice.
An inveterate networker, Vanessa supports women professionals as co-president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Ellevate Network. She keeps close to her innovative roots as a member of UTC’s Innovation Business Development Advisory Council and even helps grade school children with their business ideas in her roles on their Venture Incubator advisory board for Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and on their Board of Trustees.
Vanessa has a Ph.D. from MIT in Materials Science & Engineering and a B.S.E. from University of Pennsylvania. She is married to Mark van der Helm.