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Lazaridis ScaleUp Program

The Lazaridis ScaleUp Program supports companies by helping them to scale globally. It is focused on solving a specific national challenge - the need for more globally competitive technology companies in Canada - we are helping emerging businesses achieve their fullest potential. The Lazaridis ScaleUp Program identifies 10 of the most promising technology companies in Canada each year, bringing them together as an elite cohort that we call the Lazaridis10.

As one of these companies, you'll engage with personal mentors, chosen specifically for you based on your particular industry and challenges. Dynamic weekend modules once per month are facilitated by a diverse group of global business leaders who understand your ambitions.

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Lazaridis ScaleUp Program

Canada’s most promising women-led technology companies will participate in the fourth cohort of the ScaleUp Program.

As part of the Lazaridis10, you will:

  • Tap into experienced knowledge via long-term, personalized mentorship with experts who have scaled companies internationally.
  • Grow a national network of scaleup companies and mentors who can open up market opportunities for your company.
  • Prepare for your next round of financing.

What We're Looking For

Participants in the Lazaridis ScaleUp Program are founders and/or CEOs of technology companies that have:

  • Headquarters in Canada.
  • Realized a product-market fit.
  • Received market validation in the form of customer traction.
  • Recognized a minimum $1 million revenue in the past year.
  • Minimum 15 months runway at the start the program.

As a general rule, ideal companies for the program have been founded within the last three to five years. They may have graduated from an accelerator or incubator program, but this is not mandatory. They have obtained seed funding or equivalent and may have received Series A funding.

The CEO of the company must be committed to participating in all of the program weekends, and to bringing one additional participant from their company.

Why Get Involved?

Resources for Growth

Industry experts will connect you with the resources you require, helping you to prepare your company for the next round of external investment.

Exclusive Network

Our mentors and experts represent some of the most influential and innovative entrepreneurs in the world. You won't just meet these people: you'll work closely together, building broad and deep relationships across Canada, in Silicon Valley and beyond.

Knowledge and Experience

Hone your skills and the expertise required to bring your company, people and product to the next level. You'll benefit from working closely with experts from a variety of backgrounds, all of whom have successfully taken companies to global scale.

Valuable Publicity

Be recognized as one of Canada's most promising scaleup companies. Companies selected to participate in the Lazaridis ScaleUp Program receive media exposure in their market and across North America.

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