Ryan Hofer

Data and Programming Specialist 


Ryan is an entrepreneur, ecosystem connector, and innovation ally.

Ryan is educated in International Business and Astrophysics. As a graduate of startup accelerator programs on 3 continents has developed his early business acumen. Further experience areas include international trade development in Asia, and working with complex systems to address growing issues. As founding president of Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Calgary, he and his team broke barriers in academic innovation between faculties and post-secondary institutions at the student level.

In addition to his role at the University of Calgary, he is the co-founder of Spectral Aerospace – a new space technology company filling technology and data gaps in Earth Observation and deep space applications. He is further also a co-founder of ChiroRef – a breakthrough platform enabling private practices and wellness professionals to provide proven products to facilitate patient at-home care.

Ryan has received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal for education work with the Canadian Red Cross, and other initiatives in Calgary.

  • International Stakeholder Engagement
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Data Analytics