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Lazaridis ScaleUp Program

The Lazaridis ScaleUp Program is the first of its kind in Canada. It brings together the most promising growth-stage tech companies from across the country and connects them with an exclusive network of senior talent from some of the world’s most successful firms.

The Lazaridis Institute invests $100,000 per cohort company in the form of mentorship and programming. We help leadership teams build talent and scale their businesses right here in Canada.

Expert Mentorship

No two companies follow the same path to global scale. That’s why the Lazaridis ScaleUp Program provides customized support in the form of one-on-one guidance from seasoned executives.

Our international experts represent some of the world’s most influential and innovative companies. As facilitators, they lead intensive two-day workshops focused on the challenges faced by scaling companies. As mentors, they share their expertise with leadership teams, providing more than 120 hours of advice, feedback and connections.

And all of this is free. No cost. No equity. No fees. Participating companies cover travel costs, and the Institute covers the rest.

What's the Catch?

Our mandate is to help the most promising Canadian team firms become competitive on a global scale. With every cohort, we learn more about what works and what doesn’t.

So here’s the catch:

  1. You show up.
  2. You are hungry for feedback from a curated set of experts who have done it themselves.
  3. You give us feedback so that we keep improving what we do. For you.

By investing in you, we are investing in our future, and the future of Canadian tech. 

Mentors and Specialists

Work with exceptional talent who have played key roles in global companies:

  • Adobe: Entrepreneur in Residence
  • Apple: Head of Talent
  • Ecobee: CMO and Chief Revenue Officer
  • Eventbrite: VP Global Customer Success
  • Facebook: Director of Product Monetization
  • LinkedIn: Global Director Sales Enablement
  • Nest: Head of Talent
  • Pinterest: President
  • Plenty of Fish: Founder and CEO
  • PointClickCare: Founder and CEO
  • Shopify Plus: VP and General Manager
  • SurveyMonkey: Director of Sales
  • True Ventures: Venture Partner
  • Uber: Head of Product Partnerships and US/Canada Business Development

…and many more.

Is This the Program for You?

Each year, we travel around Canada to help companies decide if the Lazaridis ScaleUp Program is a fit. Our Road Show travels coast-to-coast, from Moncton, Fredericton and Halifax, right through to Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Victoria.


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