Andrew Sanden, P.Eng., MBA
Program Manager, Startup Visa
Andrew has more than 15 years of experience that spans private equity, technology, energy, and national defense. His work has included Private Equity, Corporate Venture Capital, Natural Gas Midstream acquisition and development, Green Energy development of solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal projects, and IT and Communications Technology Development and Commercialization.
At Platform Calgary, Andrew focuses on the Start-Up Visa Program, a program through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada that encourages international, innovation-driven, companies to relocate to Canada. Andrew is also co-founder of a Calgary-based Private Equity group, focused on acquisitions of mainstream businesses.
Andrew holds a BSc in Software Engineering with a Minor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Design from the University of Calgary, and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western University.