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Scale-Up Program

The Lazaridis Scale-Up Program supports companies to scale globally. The initial challenge for most startups is identifying and building a product offering that solves a significant problem and can be monetized. But landing on the perfect product and finding a place within the market is never the endgame.

The next challenge for most startups is one of scale, and this phase of a startup’s development is no less challenging than the first. The Lazaridis Scale-Up Program is led by global experts, each of whom has taken a company – or several companies – from start-up to significant scale.

We will create a yearly cohort of the best young Canadian tech companies and give them the opportunity to work closely with world-class business leaders. These leaders will share their expert knowledge, provide mentorship and embed these companies into networks that reach around the globe.

Tech Sales Apprenticeship Program

Despite market demand for technology sales professionals, there's little technology sales training in the marketplace or with Canadian universities. We're out to change that.

Communitech and the Lazaridis Institute are working together to address the shortage of tech sales talent by launching a multi-week intense tech sales training program.