I am making it my personal mandate to help grow the startup community in Calgary, and Alberta through investment, mentorship, and leadership, to help this city and province also become known for its budding talents in technology, the arts, engineering, social enterprise, and more.
I got my first taste of the start-up world seven years ago at a small software company and a few years later launched Fenture Solutions Inc. Since then I have founded, co-founded, and invested in more than 10 startups and served as a mentor to over 10 more.
I am a passionate advocate for Organ Donation, and a proud participant in the Kidney March 100km walk for kidney disease and organ donation awareness.
Utilizing my Computer Science Degree with a Minor in Entrepreneurship, Nobal Technologies is a technology company bent on changing the way people interact with their world. Nobal's primary focus is the development, distribution and sale of their flagship product, The iMirror™.
I originally co-founded AcceleratorYYC, a non profit organization for the support, mentorship, and development of entrepreneurs in Calgary and Alberta. AcceleratorYYC recently merged with Startup Calgary, where I now volunteer on the board, championing entrepreneurship and technology startups in Calgary and Alberta. The AcceleratorYYC project has parlayed into a bustling Community and Coworking Space for entrepreneurs called The Collective 12|12, and a new non-profit initiative called The Accelerator., Calgary's first accelerator program focused on high growth startups which launched it's first cohort in the fall of 2016.
As the proud Alumni recipient of the prestigious Mount Royal University Horizon Award I am a strong advocate for youth and student empowerment, leadership and entrepreneurship, volunteering my time to mentor university students and startup entrepreneurs.
Award recognizes outstanding achievements of alumni early on in their career
Calgary, AB – October 2, 2014 – Pieter Boekhoff has been named the winner of the prestigious Horizon Award, presented by Mount Royal University to alumni early on in their career. The awards, held earlier this evening at the Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning, recognized four individuals for outstanding achievements scholastically and in the community.
They are our educators, innovators and entrepreneurs. They rule the C-suite and both the corporate and volunteer boardrooms. Whether in the arts, non-profits, oil and gas, law, finance or medicine, they are doing more and doing it better and faster. That's what makes them the 2014 class of Top 40 Under 40.
By co-founding AcceleratorYYC, the city’s first co-work space dedicated to mentoring local tech entrepreneurs, Pieter Boekhoff is growing Calgary as a technology hub. In addition to helping more than 150 local tech start-ups, he also launched his own successful start-up and has been recognized as one of Alberta’s Top 20 Entrepreneurs by the Globe and Mail.