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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.



Meet the Pillar Team


Colliers Canada 

Real Estate & Infrastructure

“Workplace is an essential part of the 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)

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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

Advisory, Audit & 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





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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Web Solutions

At Pixeltree we increase the accessibility of startup founders to technical resources and build the local tech talent by watering the roots of our own community. Building connections between entrepreneurs and the developer community will tighten the fabric of the tech ecosystem, and help ensure that technical talent coming up in Calgary puts their roots down here and stay.” - Serene Yew, Director of Technology, Pixeltree

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“Blakes has a long history of supporting emerging and growth-stage companies across Canada. These companies have unprecedented access to top talent, capital and other business resources, including Nitro Powered by Blakes. As one of Canada’s oldest law firms, we take great pride in working with Canadian entrepreneurs and international innovation leaders, supporting their businesses and strengthening their place in the global economy. Nitro will provide top-tier legal advice at pivotal moments in the development of these companies. We want to be there to see new companies succeed. We will do this by providing exceptional work supervised by experienced people. That’s the Nitro promise.” - Brock Gibson, Chair of Blakes


Join the Platform Pillar Team

Are you part of a Professional Service Firm that would like to be part of Platform’s in-house trusted experts who provide advice and guidance to our community of entrepreneurs and startups?

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