SBC meeting 8 Dec 2016 – Sven Tjelta, owner of S.O. Tjelta & Associates

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our final meeting of 2016! It will be Santa Claus time before we know it.

Our speaker this month will be talking about manufacturing start-ups. Sven Tjelta has been a business consultant through S.O. Tjelta & Associates for over 50 years, with offices in Langley BC, Seattle WA, Atlanta GA, and in Norway. His consulting practice included many start-up businesses for clients and many of his own, the most recent being Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc. right here in Sidney, BC. He has helped raise seed capital for many of his clients as well as his own companies. Sven will talk about some client’s start-ups and of course, Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc.

Sven’s speaking topic will be “The Trials & Tribulations of Manufacturing Start-ups”.

As an entrepreneur Mr. Tjelta has owned and successfully operated businesses in the following sectors: auto collision repair, real estate, construction, health care facility, industrial electronics services, mortgage business, bio-medical technology, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings (IPOS), private placements, medical care clinics, debt counseling, marriage counseling. Three of Mr. Tjelta’s most successful start-ups were “hi-tech” electronics manufacturing, marine telecommunications and an electronic research laboratory.

In his four decades of professional management consulting, Mr. Tjelta has personally advised and consulted to all primary industries: construction, retail, agriculture (including horticulture), service, government, transportation, manufacturing and resource (forestry, mining, aquaculture).

Note: For details, a printable meeting notice can be downloaded by clicking on the following link: SBC Agenda – Dec 8th

As always, the meeting is held at 7am on the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Victoria Flying Club Dakota Café.

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday 8th December., 2016 at 7am and, as before, please RSVP ( only if you plan on attending.


Bill Cooke, P.Eng
Chairperson, Sidney Breakfast Club

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