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Meet the Platform Pillar Team

Published: Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Platform Calgary is excited to announce the founding member firms of the Platform Pillar Team: a set of trusted in-house businesses that will provide professional guidance and mentorship to founders and startups, and financial support towards the operations of the Platform Innovation Centre. In-kind one on one business advisory, hosted events such as lunch and learns, and shared insights on panels and speaking engagements are a few of the ways that Pillar Team firms will support founders as they build their startups into successful tech companies.


The first team members who are committing to support founders and strengthen the innovation ecosystem are:


Accounting, Assurance and Tax

KPMG Transparent BGKPMG in Canada is a leader in delivering Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. KPMG works alongside their clients to help them mitigate risks, empower change, and drive innovation. Learn more.




Cassels Transparent BGCassels: a Canadian law firm focused on serving the transaction, advocacy, and advisory needs of the country’s most dynamic business sectors. Learn more.



Marketing, Design & Advertising

Evans Hunt Transparent BGEvans Hunt: an established, Calgary-based marketing agency with a long history of working with partners on everything from new start-ups to established billion dollar businesses. Learn more.



Real Estate & Infrastructure

Colliers CanadaColliers: the largest commercial real estate firm in Canada familiar with the unique needs of tech startups and evolving companies. Learn more.




CBRE Transparent BGCBRE: one of the largest commercial real estate companies in the world with an eye on Calgary’s diversifying economy. Learn more.



“Whenever a tech innovator walks through our door, be it metaphorical or the literal doors of the Platform Innovation Centre, they will have access to everything they need to achieve success,” said Dr. Terry Rock, CEO of Platform Calgary. “We pull together the resources of Calgary's tech startup ecosystem to put founders first, create jobs, and diversify our economy. Every bit of success we foster—especially through the support of our Platform Pillar Team—creates shared prosperity for all Calgarians.” 

When the Platform Innovation Centre opens in the fall of 2021, the Platform Pillar Team will include 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 the banking, legal, marketing, accounting, and real estate support they need to take their next steps as they build a successful tech startup.     

Are you part of a Professional Service Firm that would like to be part of Platform’s in-house, trusted experts to provide advice and guidance to our community of entrepreneurs and startups? Apply to join the Platform Pillar Team.