Top Bar

Translate

Select Language

Search

Navigation Section

Branding

Fixed Header Branding

Fixed Header Branding

Centre for Young Entrepreneurs and Changemakers

The Mulgrave Centre for Young Entrepreneurs and Changemakers (MCEC) is a structured programme, outside school hours for students with an interest in starting or further developing businesses and social enterprises that will create positive change in our world. 

Specific session dates and information is available below. Please remember to RSVP to sessions you would like to attend. 

Upcoming Sessions

Dates : TBA

Stay tuned for upcoming sessions!

Past Sessions

May 2019

MAY

May 2 Entrepreneurship & Impact

Please note that the League of Innovator sessions are intended to be taken together as a 4-part series. The sessions take place on May 2nd, May 30th.

Time: 4:30-6:00PM

RSVP Here

What exactly is entrepreneurship and how can it be used to create impact? This session  includes a discussion on what entrepreneurship is, profiles diverse entrepreneurs and breaks  down the fundamentals of this often misunderstood term. This session will challenge participants  to redefine what it means to be an entrepreneur and how they can be more entrepreneurial in  their lives.

Learning outcomes:

● Get familiar with the terms entrepreneurship and innovation
● Understand the qualities of an entrepreneur
● Provide exposure to individuals and organizations in entrepreneurship
● Understand what it means to create impact using entrepreneurship
● Get familiar with the UN SDGs and how you can get started by identifying problems that

Presenter: League of Innovators


The League of Innovators programs engage youth in entrepreneurship and innovation from discovery to acceleration.  League of Innovators is a suite of accessible programs and tools to provide youth educational experiences that shorten their path to success,  empower their ability to be their own boss, and amplify their impact as future innovators and entrepreneurs.

May 6 Identifying your Business

Time: 4:30-5:30PM

RSVP Here

Presenter: Darrell Kopke

Darrell Kopke is a seasoned executive, an entrepreneurial business leader and builder of dynamic corporate cultures (lululemon athletica, Kit and Ace) who specializes in high growth, omni-channel, media saavy and millennial worker environments. He is an Adjunct Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, a serial entrepreneur (institute B, Ædelhard, Oranj Fitness) and Founding Director of Peekaboo Beans (PBB:VMX).

Darrell is considered a member of the group of founders of lululemon athletica (NASDAQ: LULU), a Vancouver, Canada-based yoga-inspired athletic apparel retailer. As the original General Manager of the company, he oversaw the company’s expansion from one store in Kitsilano to 60 stores internationally, about 100 percent annual growth and $200+ million in sales.

Originally from Montreal, Darrell graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing and was president of his MBA class at the University of British Columbia. In 2006, he was announced as a member of the Business in Vancouver magazine’s ‘Forty Under 40’. He is most proud of his wife Maria and two children Kai and Kennedy.

May 28 Digital Marketing

Time: 4:30-6:00PM

RSVP Here

Presenters: Andrew Jackson & Ira Thomson

Andrew Charles Jackson is an SEO and digital marketing professional with over 10 years' specific experience. He teaches courses, such as Digital Marketing, SEO, SEM Fundamentals, and Google Analytics, at BrainStation Vancouver, the global leader in digital skills training. Previously, he wrote and researched three online courses for the University of British Columbia: Social Media Marketing, Social Media Metrics, and Social Media Monetization. Originally from the UK, he has lived and worked in Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Korea, and is now settled in Canada. He has wide-ranging experience in the education, technology, event, and digital media industries, having fulfilled roles as diverse as Marketing Director at a high tech start-up, IT Manager at an international boarding school, and Digital Media Specialist for GLOBE, the international symposium on the business of the environment. 

Andrew is the founder of North Shore Digital, a boutique digital marketing agency helping SMEs and high grossing business professionals succeed with their digital marketing goals. Current clients include Sothebys International Realty Canada, Venue West Conference Services,Futurist Speaker Nikolas Badminton, World Leading AI & Economics Expert Professor Ajay Agrawal, and Local North Shore companies: Romex Canada West & Houston Landscapes.

Presentation Slides

May 30 Defining YOU

Please note that the League of Innovator sessions are intended to be taken together as a 4-part series. The sessions take place on May 2nd, May 30th.

Time: 4:30-6:00PM

RSVP Here

Before the business, comes you. Entrepreneurs often forget to fully understand and reflect on  their purpose and ‘why’ when starting a new project or business. This session will help  participants define themselves by understanding tools including SWOT and values, what they  mean in the context of business and how they can be applied personally to identify their full  potential.

Learning outcomes:

● Understand the importance of self-discovery in entrepreneurship and careers overall
● Gain the tools and framework to take their personal performance to the next level
● Complete a Personal SWOT to understand strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and
● Identify core values to help make decisions
● Build a personal vision that can be carried to any new and existing projects
● Continue working on the problem identified and connect it back to why it personally

Presenter: League of Innovators


The League of Innovators programs engage youth in entrepreneurship and innovation from discovery to acceleration.  League of Innovators is a suite of accessible programs and tools to provide youth educational experiences that shorten their path to success,  empower their ability to be their own boss, and amplify their impact as future innovators and entrepreneurs.

April 2019

APRIL

April 9th Innovation & Building a Brand

Charles Chang, a self-described 'serial entrepreneur' and Mulgrave Board Member will share his story and some of the things he's learned along the way.

Presenter: Charles Chang

Mr. Charles Chang is a serial entrepreneur - today he runs Lyra Growth Partners, a growth equity firm he founded that provides smart capital and brand savvy coaching to young, fast-growing entrepreneurial companies.

Prior to starting Lyra, Mr. Chang led Vega, which he started from scratch from his basement in 2004. Financed by his life savings, a second mortgage on his house and credit cards, Mr. Chang led Vega to become a leading brand of clean, plant-based nutritional products in North America.

Honouring a triple bottom line approach to business and recognizing people are the greatest source of sustainable competitive advantage, Vega and Mr. Chang have received many accolades, including: Profit 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Best Workplace in Canada, BIV 40 Under 40, Canada's Best Managed Companies and E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year.

In June 2016, Mr. Chang helped establish the Charles Chang Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University, an interdisciplinary home and academic hub where people and ideas converge to foster entrepreneurial thinking and action.

April 25th Sustainability and the Circular Economy

Time: 4:30-5:30PM

RSVP Here

Presenter: Gabrielle Barnes

Gabrielle Barnes is the Centre's coordinator and comes from a changemaking and community-development background. Having worked in Sustainability Planning with the City of Vancouver, in Renewable Energy development, and in Environmental Education with nonprofits, Ms. Barnes hopes to inspire youth to be socially and environmentally responsible entrepreneurs in a changing world. Holding a Master’s in Education for Sustainability, Ms. Barnes believes that education and innovation are key to addressing the major problems of our time and in turn creating a sustainable and thriving future.