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About the Lazaridis Institute

The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises has a national mandate to help the next generation of Canadian technology companies scale into global leaders.

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to increase domestic prosperity by making Canadian technology entrepreneurs globally competitive. Our vision is to be the global authority on the management of high-growth technology firms.

Created in 2015 with investments by Mike Lazaridis and the Government of Ontario, we support growth-oriented Canadian technology companies to scale and remain in Canada. We take a real-world approach to our work while applying relevant research and proven best practices to turn your company into an international success story.

Our Impact

The Lazaridis Institute is focused on solving a specific national challenge-the need for more globally competitive technology companies in Canada. We are committed to solving this complex problem by relying on three core pillars of success.

Canadian Technology Companies

We help Canadian technology companies reach their next level of growth by providing world-class programs like the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program and the Tech Sales Apprenticeship. In addition to these programs, we offer a global network of business and technology experts who provide their insights into how your business can reach the next level.

Groundbreaking Research

We conduct insightful research, always looking to develop new knowledge about innovation, management and disruption as it relates to high-growth technology companies.

Empowering Students

As part of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, we are creating direct links between international research, best practices in global scaling and curriculum. Armed with these tools, our students are empowered with the knowledge they need to make a difference in emerging companies after they graduate.

The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

The Lazaridis Institute is a proud part of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, one of the most prestigious and selective business schools in Canada. The Lazaridis School is located at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. This anchors us in one of Canada's leading technology ecosystems: the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor.

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