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Lazaridis ScaleUp Program

The Lazaridis ScaleUp Program is the first of its kind in Canada, bringing together the most promising growth-stage tech companies from across the country.

The program addresses constraints to growth with a customized approach, heavily oriented to helping founders execute on their strategies. Key to that execution is an exclusive, world-class network, through which scaling companies receive what they need most: access to senior talent, access to markets and, ultimately, access to capital.

The Lazaridis Institute invests $100,000 per company in the form of mentorship and programming, so that founders can build talent and scale their businesses right here, in Canada.

Mentors and Specialists

Work with the men and women who played key roles in the successes at: Uber, Apple, Google, Nest, ecobee, Salesforce, Pinterest, Shopify, SurveyMonkey, True Ventures, Canada Goose, LinkedIn, Twitter, UFC, Facebook, PointClickCare, Castlight, Borrowell, Yelp, Plenty of Fish, Adobe, Eventbrite, and more.

Expert Mentorship

If you are the founder or CEO of a growth-stage company, you know that no two companies follow the same path to global scale. That’s why you need customized support. Lazaridis ScaleUp programming is designed around your current issues. Program delivery is in the form of one-on-one guidance from seasoned executives as you work through your particular challenges. Ongoing mentorship, over the course of a year, is tailored completely to your needs.

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 our cohort companies face as they scale. As mentors, they share their expertise with founders and their teams, providing 120+ hours of advice, feedback and connections. Well before the year is finished, companies see significant changes and make measurable progress on their journey to global success.

How do we define success? The same way you do: revenues, job creation, funding, new markets, new products, new processes. Hear from program alumni as they discuss their challenges and successes.

Is This the Program for You?

Talk to us, and we can help you figure this out. In fact, we’re coming to a city near you, so you can talk to us in person. The Lazaridis ScaleUp Tour will visit 10+ locations coast-to-coast so you can meet some of our experts, hear from successful tech founders, and find out how the program can help you grow.

ScaleUp Tour 2019
Location Date Register
Saskatoon Thursday, May 2 Uniting the Prairies 
UP Conference
Moncton Monday, May 13
Noon–1:30 p.m.
By Appointment
Montreal Tuesday, May 28
Noon–1:30 p.m.
Register for Montreal
Ottawa Wednesday, May 29
Noon–1:30 p.m.
Register for Ottawa
Quebec City Thursday, May 30
Noon–1:30 p.m.
Register for Quebec City
Victoria Friday, June 14 Vitec Awards
Toronto TBD Coming soon
Waterloo Thursday, June 20 To register, email
lazaridisinstitute@wlu.ca 
Edmonton Tuesday, June 25
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Register for Edmonton
Winnipeg Thursday, June 27
8:30–10 a.m.
Register for Winnipeg
Halifax TBD Coming soon
St. John's TBD Coming soon

It doesn’t hurt to apply – in fact, it could help. The application is short and fast, and we provide feedback from our expert selection panel to everyone who applies.

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