Google Tech Talks February, 28 2008 ABSTRACT 1) What yoga means to lululemon 2) Original intent and philosophy of lululemon. 3) How lulu is handling growth Speaker: Chip Wilson Chip Wilson is a passionate entrepreneur and visionary who is best known for his creation of lululemon athletica. Chip founded the dynamic, yoga-inspired athletic apparel company in 1998 with the mission to provide people with components to live longer, healthier and more fun lives. As founder and Chief Product Developer of lululemon athletica, Chip influences all areas of the company. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, lululemon manufactures, distributes, and retails its products in over 35 stores across North America and internationally. Chip holds a BA in Economics from the University of Calgary. In 2004, he was named Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year for Innovation and Marketing by Ernst & Young. Chip maintains a healthy and active lifestyle with a regular exercise routine that consists of hiking the Grouse Grind, a local mountain, three times a week and seeing a personal trainer at least twice a week. Other interests include reading and staying apprised of new and emerging athletics. Chip’s greatest accomplishment is his family. He is the proud father of five boys and is happily married to his wife Shannon.
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