TYPEABC

Welcome to Taiwanese Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs Association of B.C. (TYPEABC)! We were founded in Fall 2002 under the full support of Taiwan Chamber of Commerce in B.C (TCCBC). It was founded to provide business professionals, entrepreneurs, owners, college graduates, and senior university students, aged from early 20’s to 40’s, a chance to join an organization where they can access and effectively network with the Canadian business community.

Our objective of TYPEABC is to provide a forum for members to share information, establish networks, and strengthen friendship. TYPEABC strives to build a strong positive image for a group of young professional and entrepreneurs who endeavour to reach professional and personal excellence. Through series of events and activities on a regular basis, TYPEABC will provide members with opportunities to obtain and develop skills needed to succeed in personal and professional life.

  • Learning opportunity
  • Investment opportunity
  • Life-long friendship with your peers
  • Networking with local business community
  • Promote your company
  • Network with other participating professions during our events

Hello all,

 

It is indeed an honour and a privilege to be elected as your president of TYPEABC 2016-2017. I am thrilled to be given an opportunity to work with and lead this organization. My mission and vision for the year is “BEYOND INNOVATION.” The word “innovation” is defined as “something new or different introduced.” We have new directors joining us and new ideas introducing to our organization. On behalf of TYPEABC, we are dedicated to providing high quality events to our members and guests. We sincerely hope that TYPEABC will continue to bringing you a different experience and more!


MAKE CONNECTIONS. GETBUSINESS. HAVE FUN!


Highest regards,
Sandy Gum TYPEABC President
Founder of Money Shield (http://www.moneyshield.ca)

Board of Directors

Sandy Gum
President
Commercial Insurance Specialist (Founder of Money Shield)

Sandy helps families and business owners protect their hard earned money and deliver that money when her clients need the most. She specializes all types of insurance including commercial insurance, home and condo insurance, tenant insurance, life insurance and travel insurance.
“Peace of Mind. Plenty of Money”

Amy Chen
Vice President
Public Relations Specialist

With a background in Psychology and Public Relations, Amy specializes in marketing communications for the food, beverage and hospitality industry. Amy also serves as a board of director for the Travel Media Association of Canada (BC Chapter). Her love for food, travel, environmental issues and animal rights is infectious; just wait until you meet her. @AmyChenPR.

Former: TYPEABC Director of Business & Entrepreneur 2015-2016

Joanna Luk
Treasurer/Secretary
dministrative Assistant

Experienced in client service and administration, Joanna is motivated to utilize her skills in event organization and public relations. Joanna has a strong focus on international development and environmental issues. She is interested in promoting sustainability into the Canadian Business community through innovative and cross-cultural entrepreneurship. She loves travelling and is passionate about environmental issues and animal ethics.

Former: TYPEABC Director of Event Planning, 2015-2016

Steven Liu
Membership Services Director
Corporate Lawyer

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy from UBC, and a Juris Doctorate specializing in business law from UWO. I summered at multinational law firm primarily focusing on cross-border investments and M&A and articled at a Vancouver law firm before joining my current firm, where I primarily practice business and real estate law.

Ruby Chang
Marketing & Communications Director
Director/Founder of Modern Romance Productions Inc.

info@modernromance.ca
Ruby is an enthuastic introvert entrepreneur and a business owner of a fast-growing wedding photo and video studio. With her bachelor degree in Interactive Arts & Technology and her experience in design, social media management and customer service, she is passionate about helping business owners to broaden their business through the power of marketing and internet.

Bill Kao
Public Relations
Owner of Reluxe Equipment Inc.

My company sell massage chairs, massagers, exerciser, sauna box, and furniture in Vancouver almost 20 years. Becasue of the business, I knew lots of business owners and now I wish I can meet more people from TYPEA, BC!

Carl Chyau
Public Relations
BMO Mortgage Specialist
Ester Hsieh
Event Team
Real Estate Agent/ Realtor

Ester Hsieh is a professional ​MBA REALTOR® who is committed to providing the expertise and best services with Honesty and Integrity. Let's work together to achieve the best results!

Winnie Weng
Event Team

Wilson Tu
Past President
Financial Advisor (TD Canada Trust)

Genuine and enthusiastic SFU graduate with 7 years of club and over 10 years of retail customer service experience. Currently working in TD Canada Trust providing financial and mortgage advice. Passionate about microbrews and classical music.

Wilson Tu
President
Financial Advisor (TD Canada Trust)

Genuine and enthusiastic SFU graduate with 7 years of club and over 10 years of retail customer service experience. Currently working in TD Canada Trust providing financial and mortgage advice. Passionate about microbrews and classical music.

Michael Chang
Vice President
Notary public

Michael is a notary public, serving the city of Richmond. He provides non-contentious legal services.

Victoria Su
Vice President
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (St. Paul's Hospital)

Received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UBC and is an American board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Has practiced in various areas including solid organ transplant and respirology. Advocates mentorship, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities, as well as experiential learning for young professionals. Victoria enjoys learning history and cultures through travelling and various cuisines.

Wendy Tseng
Secretary
UBC Sauder student

Current student at Sauder school of Business, UBC, with intended specializations of marketing and accounting.

Cindy Chiang
Treasurer
Tony Lin
Business & Entrepreneur Team
Realtor (Sutton Westcoast Realty)

With MBA degre in Marketing and Leadership, Tony has more than 8 years in international sales. As a Realtor now, Tony provides outstanding service to help the clients acquiring dream home. Tony loves jogging and scuba diving for years.

Erik Chen
Business & Entrepreneur Team
Artistic Director (Finest Moment Film)

Erik, the founder of finest moment film, is passionate about what he does, film making. He loves to dig into stories and turn it into short filme full of moments.

Sandy Gum
Business & Entrepreneur Team
Insurance and Guaranteed Investment Fund Advisor (Founder of Money Shield)

Sandy specializes in Cash Flow Banking and Accelerated Wealth Building strategies. She helps families and business owners protect their assets and build wealth using tax-efficient strategies. Let Sandy Gum show you how to manage your hard earned money in a better way and build real, lasting wealth that you can count on to achieve your financial goals.
“Peace of Mind. Plenty of Money”

Amy Chen
Business & Entrepreneur Team
Public Relations Specialist/Account Manager (Town Hall Brands)

Amy specializes in marketing communications for the wine, food and hospitality industry. She holds the WSET Level 2 award and comes from a background in Psychology and Public Relations. Amy’s passion for food, travel, environmental issues and animal rights is infectious. When you meet her, you’ll know.

Faline Lee
Event Planning
Elementary School Teacher

Faline teaches elementary school students in all subject areas. She is interested in traveling, trying new foods, and learning about different cultures. She recently returned from a summer in France teaching English and brushing up on her French.

Joanna Luk
Event Planning
Administrative Assistant

With over 5 years of customer and administrative experience in diverse affiliations including banking, retail and corporate sectors, Joanna is motivated to utilize her skills in event organization and public relations at TYPEABC. Joanna has a strong focus on international development and environmental issues. She is interested in promoting sustainability into the Canadian Business community through innovative and cross-cultural entrepreneurship.

Due to her love of cultural diversity, it is no wonder travelling is one of her favourite interests. Joanna also enjoys ice skating, biking and kayaking. As a vegetarian, she is truly passionate about environmental issues and animal ethics.

Amy Wu
Event Planning
Clerk

A Simon Fraser University graduate, Amy is currently working in the public sector. Her hobbies include travelling, crafting, and photography

Grace Chen
Event Planning
Insurance Agent (TXL Insurance), Director (Second Chance in Life Foundation)

Provides all types of general insurance services and loves to meet new people. Grace is also the founder of a non-profit organization foundation that helps homeless animals.

Patty Chen
Advisor Team
Senior Financial Advisor (CIBC Imperial Service)

President of TYPEABC 2013-2014. Patty earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UBC Sauder School of Business in 2005 with double majors in Finance and Marketing. She has been working in the financial planning industry over 10 years. Currently, she works at CIBC as an Imperial Service Financial Advisor, delivering financial advice to clients regarding their investment, lending and small business needs. Patty is very passionate about connecting like-minded young professionals on this amazing business and social networking platform.

Eric Lai
Advisor Team
Senior Financial Advisor (CIBC Imperial Service)

President of TYPEABC 2014-2015. Eric earned a Bachelor of Business Degree from SFU (Finance and Accounting). He is a Financial Planning Standard Council Registered Candidate. Currently he works at CIBC Imperical Service as a Senior Financial Advisor, providing financial planning and mortgage lending advices to clients.

Stephen Kwan
Strategic Planning Consultant
Printing & Signage Consultant

Founder of Mansion Marketing Ltd., owner of VIP signs & Display, and a vigorous creator.

Eric Lai
President
Senior Financial Services Representative for CIBC.

Eric earned a Bachelor of Business Degree from SFU with double majors in Finance and Accounting. He is a FPSC registered Candidate. Currently he works at CIBC Coquitlam Town Centre providing financial planning and mortgage lending advices to clients.

Patty Chen
Advisor
Senior Financial Services Representative for CIBC

Patty earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UBC Sauder School of Business in 2005 with double majors in Finance and Marketing. She has been working in the financial planning industry over 8 years. Currently, she works at CIBC Oakridge Banking Centre, delivering financial advice to clients regarding their investment, lending and small business needs. As current President of TYPEABC, Patty is very passionate about connecting like-minded young professionals on this amazing business and social networking platform.

Stephen Kwan
Advisor
Printing & Signage Consultant

Founder of Mansion Marketing Ltd., owner of VIP signs & Display, and a vigorous creator.

Linda Huang
Advisor
Project manager at IT firm

Experienced Product and Project Manger in IT industry. Also engaged in brand management & planning of her family business "Mother Goose Group". Member of the Burnaby ESS Steering Committee. Linda is passionate about making a change in the community.

David Yang
Advisor
Investors Group Financial Service Inc. Financial Investing Consultant

Certified Financial Planner with IGM., President of Taiwan Junior Chamber of Commerce North America 2013-2014, Vice President of World Taiwanese Chamber Commerce Junior Chapter 2013-2014, President of TYPEA,BC 2011-2012. Members of Financial Planning Standard Council. David values teamwork, and personal development

Kevin Huang
Advisor
高級會計師

在會計師事務所當任高級會計師 第九屆青商會的副會長 也同時在一個國際商會當任財務長

Eric Yeh
Business & Entrepreneur Team
Commercial/Residential realtor

Eric is a commerical realtor specialize in land acquisition and development, and also residential project marketing, pre-sales, and buy and sell.

Peter Yang
Business & Entrepreneur Team
QA Engineer at QuickMobile

Business-savvy engineer, specializes in project management, communications, and organizational behaviour. Passion in music, guitar, and cardio exercises.

James Chang
Business & Entrepreneur Team
Manager, Projects and Business Development

Cloud-based medical software, eCommerce, marketing & strategic management. Interests: Mentorship, photography, Chinese culture & martial arts

Ives Lee
Marketing Team
Project drafter (structural)

Project drafter for a structural engineering consulting firm. Love playing golf, watch movies, and out door activities.

Jason Lu
Strategic Planning Consultant
CEO & Active Investor

Co-Founder and CEO of Instinct Advantage,a mobile app company focus on Artificial Intelligence tool powers new predictive app discovery,independent stock investor over 10 years experience. Club DJ on the side, jazz enthusiast.

Michael Chang
Activity Team
Notary public

Michael is a notary public, serving the city of Richmond. He provides non-contentious legal services.

Wendy Tseng
Activity Team
UBC Sauder student

Current student at Sauder school of Business, UBC, with intended specializations of marketing and accounting.

Wilson Tu
Activity Team
Customer Service Representative at TD bank

Genuine and enthusiastic SFU graduate with 5 years of student club and 7.5 years of retail and customer service experience. Currently working in TD Canada Trust. Passionate about microbrews and classical music.

Frank Chen
Activity Team
AFPA Certified Nutrition Consultant, ICCRC Certified Immigration Consultant

Recent UBC Graduate, with over 5 years of Sales & Management experiences after immigrated across 4 continents. AFPA Certified Nutrition Consultant, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and ICCRC Certified Immigration Consultant. Had the honor to serve as Student President for UBCTA 23. And I love cooking.

Christine Kuo
Activity Team
Senior Investment Operations Administrator at Coast Capital Savings

I've been working for Coast Capital Savings for more than 5 years. I started as a Customer Services Rep and became a Financial Services Rep after half year. In the last 2 years, I was on our Banking System Conversion Project as an analyst for several interfaces. Recently, I started my new role as a Senior Investment Operations Administrator.

I enjoy hiking, relaxing at the beach in a nice summer afternoon, cooking/baking, and etc.

Linda Huang
President
Project Manager in IT Industry

Linda is an experienced Product & Project Manger in IT industry with years of engagement in product planning /project planning and coordination. She is also engaged in brand management & planning of her family business "Mother Goose Group". She's currently a member of the Burnaby ESS Steering Committee that strategizes to preserve the quality of our environment. As a community-oriented individual, Linda is passionate about helping others and making a change in the community.

Patty Chen
Vice President
Senior Financial Services Representative for CIBC

Patty earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UBC Sauder School of Business in 2005 with double majors in Finance and Marketing. She has been working in the financial planning industry over 8 years. Currently, she works at CIBC Oakridge Banking Centre, delivering financial advice to clients regarding their investment, lending and small business needs. Patty is very passionate about connecting like-minded young professionals on this amazing business and social networking platform.

Alice Chang
Treasurer
Accountant

Accountant by day; dog trainer by night. Love nature and outdoor activities.

David Shih
Career Development Team
Technology Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur passionate about the field of design, web, and technology. Founder and president of Amplus Marketing & Design Inc.

Ken Yuan
Career Development Team
BC省政府國貿廳商務部 Missions Officer

在 BC 省政府國貿廳擔任商務部的Missions Officer, 負責籌備與執行省政府帶領的貿易專案以及至BC省參訪的外國商務訪團. 閒暇之餘喜歡學拉丁舞.

Michael Chang
Career Development Team
Notary public

Michael is a notary public, serving the city of Richmond. He provides non-contentious legal services.

Cindy Chen
Activity Team
Pastry Chef, Le Splendid Pastry

Graduated with a UBC bachelor degree in dietetics. Followed her passion for food and became a pastry chef. Currently pursuing a diploma in food service management. Specialized in pastry catering. Love to cook, host gatherings, and watch movies.

Rofie Tu
Activity Team
Small Business Owner

Miranda Lin
Activity Team
Supply Chain Management Specialist

Specialized in Supply Chain Management. Love travelling & photography.

Chris Lin
IT/Graphic Design
IT/Graphic Design - Chris Lin

Graphic Designer

曾在 Schenker Logistics 任職,並完成在 Art Institue Vancouver 進修的設計課程,很榮幸成為青商會理事,希望在這一年能夠為大家服務.

Carol Huang
Secretary
Executive Assistant to CEO

Specializes in inventory management and shipping coordination in lumber trading. Love exercise and outdoor activities.

Stephen Kwan
Marketing
Printing & Signage Consultant

Founder of Mansion Marketing Ltd., owner of VIP signs & Display, and a vigorous creator.

David Yang
Advisor
Investors Group Financial Service Inc. Financial Investing Consultant

Certified Financial Planner who is Entrepreneurial Minded and passionate about our community. He is also the Local Advisory Committee Chair of Taiwan Chambers of Commerce 2012-2013, and the 9th TYPEA,BC Presdient.

Kevin Huang
Advisor
高級會計師

在會計師事務所當任高級會計師 第九屆青商會的副會長 也同時在一個國際商會當任財務長.