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Dan Burgar

CEO and Co-Founder
Frontier Collective

Dan is a pioneer in the technology space and a leader within the VR/AR/Metaverse industry. He believes it takes collaboration, inclusivity, and diversity to create a sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future. He’s committed to driving adoption and innovation in the Metaverse to enhance human experiences.

Dan’s technological insights have elevated him to ceo and co-founder of Frontier Collective, which is bringing a new innovation to Vancouver through ecosystem building, intersections of all frontier technologies, advocacy and placemaking (building out a 150,000 Sq Ft Innovation Hub in Vancouver)

Dan has also helped catapult Vancouver to become the industry’s second largest global hub for the Metaverse, VR, AR with the highest concentration of 3D talent globally. His contributions have greatly influenced the virtual and augmented reality presence around the world, as well as throughout Canada. Dan also co-founded Shape Immersive, a company specializing in the building of VR/AR + 3D development, which has collaborated with notable brands in many verticals including Redbull, Olympics, Disney, Star Atlas and RTFKT studios (NFTs).

Nominated as 2021’s LinkedIn Top Voices: Technology & Innovation, BIV’s Top Forty Under 40, and named as a BC500 leader, Dan has written for and offered tech insights to publications including TechCrunch, Betakit, VR Scout, DailyHive, and BC Business. His dedication to the industry has been spotlighted in media outlets such as Forbes, CTV, CBC, and Business in Vancouver. Dan has curated events and spoken at venues around the globe including Web Summit (2021), Collision Conference, SXSW, Annecy Festival France, TED Conference, AWE, AWE EU, Extraordinary Future Conference, and VR Days. Dan also advises and mentors many fast-growing startups and entrepreneurs with an emphasis on diversity.

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Events featuring Dan Burgar

Events featuring Dan Burgar