Darrell Kopke

Businessman, Founder InstituteB

Darrell came by his love of business honestly – selling t-shirts in high school to fund a concert band trip to Denmark. He honed his craft in his 20s working in sales and on two startups – but his 30s were where he really learned to succeed in business. As General Manager (and the sixth employee) 
at Lululemon Athletica, Darrell saw the company grow from one store in Kitsilano to 60 stores internationally, near 100 per cent annual growth and $200+ million in sales. Darrell holds ownership positions in several growth companies and a Board position with The Gratitude Aeffect Foundation, a Vancouver-based charity devoted to ending homelessness. He founded iB in 2010.