Our Speakers

Peter van der Gracht


Peter van der Gracht is a successful start-up veteran, with over thirty-five years of experience leading companies through multiple financings, operational build-outs, acquisitions, mergers and buy-outs. Peter has in the past or is currently, chairman, director, consultant or investor of over twenty for-profit organizations. Peter supports the following not-for-profit organizations, Entrepreneurship@UBC, a University of British Columbia seed-stage investment fund and program and Alacrity Foundation, a not-for-profit start-up foundation. In the past, Peter supported two Federal Government activities. He was a member of the Science, Technology and Innovation Council and he was the Global Industry Advisor for Global Affairs Canada. Peter holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and is the recipient of multiple awards for entrepreneurship.

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