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SOGO Meet Up: Vol.3 Event on June 7, 2018

Do you care about Entrepreneurship? Social impact?
“Purpose” is one of the biggest cultural and economic drivers today, and it’s increasing!

Come to #SoGo’s event and connect with 150 socially-conscious entrepreneurs and professionals like you, and hear from 3 incredible social-impact entrepreneurs who are leading the way!

Who knows who you’ll meet…

Thurs June 7
Trolley 5 in YYC
3 Incredible speakers

Q&A Panel Afterwards

We’re all about social impact, so with your ticket purchase we’ll send you $5 to give to the charity of your choice!

Space is very limited, so are the number of tickets. Grab one quick!

By the numbers:
* 3 leading social-impact entrepreneurs speak
* 12 min each
* 150 socially-conscious entrepreneurs and professionals
* 1 beverage provided each
* 120 minutes of awesome
* 100’s of connections made and conversations had
* 1000’s of new possibilities!

The Speakers
Nicholas Luff

Nicholas is an accomplished advisor and strategist with over 25 years experience in the corporate, non-profit and public sectors. In particular, he brokers complex partnerships between sectors, develops business strategies for social performance and sustainability initiatives, and supports people within organizations as they develop both the systems infrastructure and culture shifts necessary to accommodate bold and ambitious change.

His work experiences have spanned five continents and have included organizations such as IBM, Lockheed Martin, Ballard Power Systems, the United Nations, the World Health Organization, as well as governments including Canada, UK, Laos and the Philippines. Nicholas completed post-graduate studies in Sustainable Business at the University of Cambridge (UK), holds numerous management and professional certifications, and has served on a variety of non-profit boards.

A life-long social entrepreneur, Nicholas brings his passions to startups and social enterprises as an early-round angel investor, mentor and/or advisor. Using his skills in accelerating partnerships, executing innovative strategies for scaling-up or developing crowd-sourcing/funding models, he feels equally confident in both the front line trenches as well as the c-suite of organizations committed to meeting audacious targets.’

Andy Nguyen

Andy is the co-founder of Playfield, a fashion-forward social accessories brand. Driven by a passion and purpose for social entrepreneurship, his mission every day is to “make a statement with a purpose” by empowering community giveback with the products he creates, as well as utilizing Playfield as a platform for positive change.

Over the past 5 years, Andy has explored many creative avenues such as men’s apparel + jewelry design & manufacturing, branding, and creative direction behind collaborative projects with businesses such as Lululemon, Tribe of Lambs, Fiasco Gelato, Monogram Coffee, Shiki Menya, and many more.

On top of his creative projects and endeavours, Andy has also been fortunate enough to be invited to share his story and speak about social entrepreneurship and corporate responsibility at SAIT, Price Waterhouse Cooper, ATB Entrepreneurship Centre, ATB BoostR Live Stage, Bow Valley College, and the Next Big Thing.

Ryan Jennings

The values that Ryan Jennings holds are based in happiness, truth, community, and building corporate quadruple bottom lines. Previously he had sought success in wealth, putting mental and physical health second as so many do.

Ryan then had a new vision for his business, his connection to community and his own health. He would achieve a more balanced life and through community connection and volunteering.

His work in leading Jennings Wealth, a boutique financial planning practice and experienced team in downtown Calgary, keeps focus for people to design and co-create their lives only then to strategically fund them.

At the United Way of Calgary & Area he found an outlet to engage the next generation of seekers, community leaders, and philanthropists with his entrepreneurial spirit. After serving on the United Way board as its youngest member in its 45-year history he took the learning and community collaborative impact model to his 5 years of service on the board of the Calgary Alzheimer Society, serving currently as its President and Board Chair, helping to stand for a unified community supporting the newly created Dementia Network Calgary.

Ryan enjoys his social time and can often be found discussing community building issues with his friends on sunny patios around town. He is very delighted to see continued momentum to raise nearly $1 million for local impact with his Ride to Conquer Community Team WBN Cycling which he helped his good friends kickstart 5 years ago.

Most recently Ryan has spearheaded All One YYC (Facebook: @ALLONEYYCpage) an initiative which focuses on community engagement and creative endeavours for greater visible inclusivity.

Most of all, Ryan believes the best investment he can make is in his community.

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