Philip Chen

Engineering Science, University of Toronto, 2013

Philip is an engineer and entrepreneur who has a passion for inspiring others and creating social change. Outside of studying Engineering Science at the University of Toronto, Philip has helped start two non-profit organizations called Social Spark and Take Action to educate, mobilize and empower youth in the social innovation space. Today, both organizations are in multiple universities across Canada and impacting hundreds of students each year. Philip also has a passion for technology. Previously, Philip worked at Orbis Mutual Funds, which manages around $25 billion in Bermuda, to develop their innovative online retail platform. As a business associate at Orbis, Philip learned how to run a start-up business and how to use technology to disrupt industries.