Startup Grind Shenzhen Hosts Mihran Papazian (Exclusive Brands & dianboom)

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Mihran Papazian, Exclusive Brands & dianboom

Mihran Papazian ( is a cultured triple threat. Parisian born and educated at ISEG Paris, Mihran continued his education and business growth at St. John's in New York, and completed his EMBA at Beijing University soon after. Along the way, he has learned not only the cultures and languages of every region, but become experienced in supply chain, signage, big pharma, and software startups - with major angel vesting and strong exists. With +10 years of entrepreneurial experience and 7 years of immersion in China, Mihran will be sharing his unique insights with Startup Grind Shenzhen at 4 PM on June 30th at Beta Cafe.

After an exit at StreamTease to Infodis Group and time at Johnson & Johnson, Mihran made the move from France to China for business opportunity. After success with a trading company specializing in high-end imports to China, Mihran secured $390k in seed funding for dianboom with: an online 3D shopping mall aiming to immerse users in the shopping experience and empower Chinese vendors to reach new audiences. Since then, Mihran has leveraged his international distribution and sourcing networks to launch Exclusive Brands Ltd. to bring in-demand high-brand French cosmetics to eager Chinese consumers.

Mihran is a savvy startup advisor with experience in team building, day-to-day management and momentum, business development, marketing, and raising capital - all hard earned lessons from years on the front lines. He is interested in empowering Chinese markets with western technologies and inspiring Shenzhen's entrepreneurs both local and foreign to take on the Asian market.

Venue: Beta Cafe | [masked]

English (Google (, imprecise): 4018 A7 Shenzhen Flowers Trade Market, Futian, Shenzhen

Chinese (Baidu ( 福田区红荔路4018号花卉世界户外园艺中心A7铺(近中心公园)

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4:00 Networking and Food
5:00 Fireside Chat
6:00 Networking

Hosted By Michael Gasiorek, Director of Startup Grind Shenzhen

Michael is a marketing maverick in booming Shenzhen by day and founding hustler of ShopHop Hong Kong by night. Polish-born, US-raised, Hong Kong-loving, and Shenzhen-based, Michael loves travel, new tech, and learning by doing. His current mission is to connect with passionate people and help others do the same. Besides directing Shenzhen Startup Grind, Michael fuels the Shenzhen startup community as Startup Weekend ( volunteer, director of Shenzhen DrinkEntrepreneurs, Startup Digest ( curator, and cross-regional brand consultant.
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @gasiorekm (

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