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Dates Location Topic
October 17-19 Toronto Leadership
December 4–6 Palo Alto People/HR
January 23–25 Vancouver Product
March 12–14 New York City Finance
April 16–18 Kitchener Sales and Marketing
June 4–6 Palo Alto Growth

What we Provide

1. An exclusive international network of mentors and speakers

Access to our exclusive network of mentors and speakers connects you with senior talent who are experienced with scaling tech firms. They will show you how to identify and avoid the mistakes that can stall your scaling efforts and prevent your firm from realizing its potential. This network is also instrumental in accessing customers, partners, and capital.

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Peer networking and mentorship are key features of the Lazaridis ScaleUp Program. Interact with and learn from global mentors and leaders from the tech ecosystem.

2. Customized program content around issues central to the scaling process

We’ve learned that the core issues facing leaders of fast-growth firms cluster around: leadership, people, product, finance, metrics, sales, marketing, and managing accelerated growth. To tackle these topics, we don’t use case studies or role plays. And we don’t believe in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. Instead, we design each weekend with speakers and workshops to help you hammer through your specific challenges with insight from senior tech execs who have lived it all before. 

3. Time for your leadership team to work ‘on’ the business and not ‘in’ it

We believe that for firms trying to accelerate and scale their processes, change comes from the top. This means that up to four members of your leadership team can attend any program weekend. This allows you to reduce time spent on knowledge transfer, build talent across your team, and increase the speed at which you execute.

Weekend workshops occur over six to eight months and each one is in a different host city. They begin with a Thursday evening reception and end on Saturday afternoon. Past locations include Toronto, Palo Alto, Vancouver, New York City, San Francisco, Montreal, Ottawa, and Waterloo.

4. Best of all?

The Lazaridis ScaleUp program is free of charge. Participants are only responsible for travel to and from the host city. The Lazaridis Institute covers the rest. (If it sounds too good to be true, read What's the Catch?)

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