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The Pillar Team

As a group of trusted in-house service firms, the Platform Pillar Team provides professional guidance and mentorship to founders and startups as part of the Platform Innovation Centre. The Platform Pillar Team includes a full complement of business advisors and services who are committed to making Calgary a global tech hub by strengthening and growing our innovation ecosystem. Founders will have access to a full suite of banking, legal, marketing, accounting, and real estate support as they take the next steps towards building their successful tech startup.

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Meet the Pillar Team

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Colliers Canada

Real Estate & Infrastructure

“Workplace is an essential part of corporate culture. We help organizations from incubation, to scale and beyond, make intelligent real estate decisions. Real estate is usually an organization's second highest cost behind people – we help technology companies at every stage understand how to navigate market dynamics and availability, understand complex documentation and strategically negotiate with market savvy property owners.” - Justin Mayerchak, Senior Vice President and Partner at Colliers (Calgary)

Evans Hunt Transparent BG

Marketing, Design & Advertising

Evans Hunt has a long history supporting the growth of Calgary businesses and the economic development of the city. As entrepreneurs ourselves, we have hard-earned personal experience in the challenges associated with starting and growing a business, and as marketers we are laser-focused on helping others succeed.” - Dan Evans, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Evans Hunt

 KPMG Transparent BG

Accounting, Assurance and Tax

"KPMG has been a trusted advisor to technology companies in Calgary for many years, and we do not only want to continue to fulfill that role, but we also want to contribute to growing the tech and innovation community in the city.” - Reinier Deurwaarder, Partner at KPMG

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Cassels Transparent BG

Legal

"At Cassels, we strongly believe that Calgary has some of the most inventive, forward-thinking entrepreneurs, and believe in our city’s potential to become a global innovation hub. We recognize that building a community where entrepreneurs and startups can connect, collaborate, and grow is important to the prosperity of our city. Our lawyers are passionate about making Calgary a better place for the young families many of them are raising, myself included.” - Daniel Zuniga, Partner and Co-Chair of the High Growth & Venture Capital Group at Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP

 

 

CBRE Transparent BG

Real Estate & Infrastructure

Our primary objective is to assist with the growth of commercial real estate markets around the globe. Specific to Calgary the best way to do that is to encourage and assist with the burgeoning tech sector as this is our main hope to get our economy back on track.- Greg Kwong, Regional Managing Director at CBRE

 

 

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