Dan Burgar

Dan Burgar

Co-Founder & CEO, The Frontier Collective

Dan Burgar is an innovator with a bold vision within this technological revolution, VR, AR, Spatial Computing, and Frontier Tech. He firmly believes in the transformative power of collaboration, inclusivity, and diversity as essential ingredients for a sustainable, equitable, and prosperous world. Dan's dedication to creating space for innovation and ecosystem building is not just about advancing human experiences; it's about reshaping our future. 

As a leader behind Frontier Collective, Dan is the CEO and co-founder, spearheading Vancouver's movement into a new era of innovation, with his global reach interconnecting innovators, investors and leaders around the world. Under his leadership, Frontier Collective has been a catalyst for change in the region and around the world. Frontier Collective is orchestrating the vision of a state-of-the-art 150,000+ Sq Ft Innovation Hub, a melting pot of cutting-edge technologies and creative minds, setting a new standard for ecosystem building, advocacy, and placemaking. Frontier Collective has also focused on telling the story globally to help bring investment into the city. 

Dan's efforts have transformed Vancouver into a global powerhouse in the VR and AR sectors, boasting the world's highest concentration of 3D talent. His influence extends far beyond Canadian borders, significantly impacting the virtual and augmented reality landscapes worldwide. 

Co-founding Shape Immersive, Dan has left an indelible mark in spatial computing, leading a company known for pioneering VR/AR + 3D development. His work has fostered collaboration with iconic brands like Redbull, Sephora, the Olympics, Disney, Star Atlas, and RTFKT studios, blending technology with creativity to push boundaries. 

Recognized as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Technology & Innovation, a BIV Top Forty Under 40, and a BC500 leader, Dan is a well-respected thought leader. His insights have illuminated the pages of AdAge, TechCrunch, Betakit, VR Scout, DailyHive, and BC Business. Dan's expertise and vision have been featured in Forbes, CTV, CBC, and Business in Vancouver. 

A global speaker, Dan has shared his wisdom at prestigious venues like the Web Summit, Collision Conference, SXSW, Annecy Festival France, TED Conference, AWE, AWE EU, and SXSW Sydney. His role as an advisor and mentor to burgeoning startups and entrepreneurs underscores his commitment to fostering diversity in the tech world. 

Dan Burgar hopes to build a future where technology enhances life and unlocks our full potential.