Dan Burgar

CEO, Frontier Collective & Co-Founder, Shape

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 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 frontier tech, he’s helped catapult Vancouver to become the industry’s second largest global hub. His contributions have greatly influenced the virtual and augmented reality presence across the BC region, as well as throughout Canada. Dan also co-founded Shape Immersive, a company specializing in the building of Metaverse products for NFT leaders and 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 Collision Conference, Web Summit (2021), 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.