Meet the Students

Students of the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship are immersed in a variety of programs including certificates, accelerators, venture labs, international exchanges, and events and competitions. They are honing their entrepreneurial skills with differing end goals—whether to tackle social problems, further technological innovation or launch new ideas into market. Their stories are as varied as their backgrounds; their ideas as varied as their experiences. But their drive to create and passion for change brought them together into the same journey to entrepreneurial success.

Charles Chang Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Joseph Fredrick

Business and Economics Joint Major

Entrepreneurship was not on Joseph Fredrick’s agenda when he embarked on his dual major in business and economics at SFU’s Beedie School of Business. Taking BUS 238 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation, though, led him to consider a world of alternative possibilities for his career: starting businesses rather than working for them.

Rachel Chase

Finance and Managing Information Systems

Rachel started out at SFU’s Beedie School of Business taking concentrations in Finance and Managing Information Systems, before becoming drawn to entrepreneurship and enrolling in the CCCIE. She believes that tech e@SFU has allowed her to apply the various skills she has learned during the BBA program.

i2I Invention to Innovation

Dr. Anat Feldman

Business Development & Contracts Specialist, Fraser Health Authority

Dr. Anat Feldman stands out from most of her classmates in the program, as she is not working on commercializing her own product.


Nathanael Sieb

Director of Operations, 4D LABS

Having completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at SFU, Sieb took on a series of technical roles at 4D LABS, before being appointed to the Director of Operations role in 2014.


Dr. Matthew Dahabieh

Chief Science Officer, Renaissance Bioscience

Matthew Dahabieh always thought he would go to medical school. However, studying for his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, he discovered that his real passion lies in the laboratory.