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SOLD OUT! WAITLIST OPEN: SFU Beedie Talks with Charles Chang, BBA '95

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Terminal City Club

837 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6

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This event is SOLD OUT. Please register for the WAITLIST for your seat if additional tickets are released. Thank you for your interest.

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SFU Beedie Talks is a speaker series focusing on the excellence found within the SFU Beedie community and is open to SFU Beedie alumni, students, prospective students and partners. During this inaugural event you will get the exclusive opportunity to connect with alumnus Charles Chang, BBA'95, President & Founder.

Charles will discuss his relationship with entrepreneurship, the struggles and the evolution, in a candid keynote lecture followed by an armchair discussions and Q&A where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Following the keynote lecture attendees are encouraged to discuss their takeaways from the session and connect with one another during a reception hosted by the SFU Beedie Alumni Engagement Office.

More about Charles:

Prior to starting Lyra Growth Partners in September 2015, (Charles’ own personal investment fund) Charles was the President and Founder of Vega, a company he started from scratch from his basement in 2004.

Financed by his life savings, a second mortgage on his house and four credit cards, Charles built Vega to become an iconic lifestyle brand of clean, plant-based nutritional products, sold in over 20,000 stores across North America.

Honoring a triple bottom line approach to business, Vega and Charles have received many awards, including: Profit 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Best Workplaces, BIV 40 Under 40, Best Managed Companies and E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year.

In August 2015, Charles led the sale of Vega to White Wave Foods for US$550 million cash. Charles is proud that corporate headquarters have remained in Vancouver and Vega’s employees continue to run the company.

As one door closes, another opens and so Lyra was born: The constellation in which Vega was its brightest star seeks fresh, young stars looking to shine brighter and reach further. Charles lives with his family in Vancouver, BC and is an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), an avid mountain biker, golfer, skier and Whistlerite wannabe.

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