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LaunchYU has partnered with York University’s Divison of Advancement to bring you the LaunchYU Speaker Series; a series featuring top York University alumni entrepreneurs. Each part of the series will aim to capture the real stories, challenges, successes and failures that they have encountered in their journeys.

These talks are meant to INSPIREMOTIVATE, and EDUCATE the audience on the realities of launching a startup in today’s world.

From Digital to Physical: Transforming Retail through Personalized Experiences


Drew Green, BA ’97

Founder & CEO, Indochino

Drew has built one of the world’s fastest growing apparel brands: INDOCHINO. As an award-winning entrepreneur and expert in managing high-growth companies, Drew has grown the company at a compound annual growth rate of 48% and expanded its retail network across North America. Prior to INDOCHINO, Drew founded and was CEO of SHOP.CA, Canada’s first multi-merchant marketplace. Throughout his career, Drew has played key leadership roles at companies that have created billions in shareholder value. A sought after technology, e-commerce and retail expert, Drew has presented to hundreds of thousands of industry peers, leaders, students and entrepreneurs through events, conferences and educational forums. Drew has been acknowledged throughout his career as a Top 40 Under 40, Innovation in Retail award winner by the University of Alberta, and recognized as EY Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year category winner.