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What do Canadian founders and CEOs consider their #1 constraint to scaling? Access to talent – especially experienced senior talent. That’s why the Lazaridis ScaleUp Program brings top quality, globally-experienced talent to work with Canada’s most promising tech companies.

Our Lazaridis Institute Expert Network is made up of exceptional mentors and speakers that are seasoned entrepreneurs experienced with global scaling. They will engage with your leadership team through the ScaleUp program.

Our Mentor Process

Once you’re accepted into the ScaleUp program, you and your team are assessed so that we understand as much as we can about your business, your needs and your preferences. Only then does the mentor matching begin. We find the people with the experience you need: sector experts and functional specialists who understand your business model, your technology, your customers, your markets, your ambitions and your challenges.

You have a year to use 120 hours of mentorship that we provide. You can spend most of that time with one key person, or you can bring in one expert after another, according to your changing needs.

One-on-one time with our mentors provides you the insight and support that only significant experience can bring. This allows you to dig into your specific growth challenges and execute on your strategy with new confidence.

CMO and Head of Product at Grandata, previously with Adobe, Kauffman Foundation

CEO of AirPR; previously at Clorox, Instill, Vizu, Nielsen

Founder, Breckenridge Coaching and Advising; previously led sales at LinkedIn, Twitter, Yelp

Co-Founder and CEO at Plause, previously at Google, Nest and Apple

Entrepreneur and Angel Investor; previously Co-Founder and CEO of BuildDirect

Founder, Ambient Strategy; previously Tulip Retail, Huawei, IBM, Siebel

SVP at ReachLocal; GM and Founder, SweetIQ

Head of Product Partnerships, US/Canada Business Development, Uber

Managing Partner, Growth Control Capital

CEO, PulsePoint; previously GM, GrubHub

Director of Sales at Survey Monkey, previously at Check Inc, Gigya

Founder and CEO, Zeel

VP Product Management, Revenue Optimization, and Marketing, Plentyoffish

CEO and Co-Founder,

Limited Partner at Seraph Group, Founder at Virtual Visions

VP and GM, Shopify Plus

CMO and Chief Revenue Officer, ecobee; previously CMO, Canada Goose, UFC

Co-Founder, Notejoy; previously SVP Marketing, SurveyMonkey

Co-Founder, Notejoy; previously Head of Product, LinkedIn Sales Navigator

Director of Talent and HR at Robotics

Growth Advisor; previously Director of Growth and SEO, SurveyMonkey

Director of Product Monetization and Marketing – Business Platform and Messaging, Facebook

Investment Associate, True Ventures

Senior Advisor, McKinsey and Company

President and COO, Hatch Baby

Founder and CEO, PointClickCare

Co-Founder and COO at Borrowell

Founder, Zakem Coaching + Consulting; previously VP Customer Success, Yelp, Eventbrite

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