We are proud to introduce you to the second Startup Grind University UCAS event of the year: Join for free our fireside chat with star entrepreneur, artist and TV host Dominic Johnson-hill.
Dominic Will introduce us to his insane story to success: From failing all his exams in school, arriving in China at the age of 21 with no education or money, to become an award-winning entrepreneur and television presenter. Dominic will share his story of setting up market research network covering 20 cities in China in the early 90s to creating Beijing’s iconic street ware and design company Plastered 8 (创可贴8) by pulling off crazy marketing stunts and then becoming a regular on Chinese and British TV.
Not only this, but Dominic also single handily transformed a small unknown hutong called Nan Luo Gu Xiang, into becoming one of the most popular tourist and shopping destinations in Beijing and around the globe.
Dominic’s high energy story telling skills take us through how he harnessed what were his perceived weaknesses at school and turned them into super powers in being a foreign entrepreneur in China.
Dominic is the founder of Plastered8 and TV presenter
Dominic Johnson-Hill arrived in China in 1993 as a back packer with $300 to his name. 25 years later, he’s an award-winning entrepreneur, an artist and a television presenter.
He’s famous in China for many things, but he is probably best known as being the man who single-handedly began the transformation of an almost 800 year old hutong called Nan Luo Gu Xiang into becoming one of the busiest and most popular tourist and shopping destinations in Beijing.
He did this as the founder of iconic street wear brand Plastered 8, a truly “only in China” success story that you have to hear for yourself. Among Dominic's other innovations and “media moments”, he has gotten worldwide press as being the creator of canned “Beijing Air”, but that only scratches the surface of his innovation and creativity. He has been a TV host and presenter as well as frequent guest on talk and game shows, he's a filmmaker who directs his own commercials, and much more.
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