Charles 'Charlie' Zhang

ENTREPRENEUR-IN-RESIDENCE: CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY IRVINE

One year under his belt in current gig at business school … enticed 2016 by Dean Stephen Christensen, OC 500 … a focus: helping students develop business plans … founded Pick Up Stix going on 30 years … sold 2001, $50M … it maintains OC presence … 2017 founded nonprofit OC Music & Dance … 21K-SF space … group’s tagline: ‘nurture, inspire, empower’