companies from seven provinces
raised in < 3 years
companies have a woman founder or co-founder
hours of 1:1 mentorship
scaleup program highlights
designed for busy founders
You’re busy. We get it. That’s why the ScaleUp Program is designed for maximum efficiency and major impact. Find out how Canada’s best scale-ups like Symend, Vendasta, and Terramera benefited from Lazaridis ScaleUp.
No accelerator does mentor-matching better. We take the time to understand you and your company and pair you with the right expert mentors to help you navigate your challenges and opportunities. Read more about Canada’s best mentor network with world-renowned experts from Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Shopify, Twitter, and more.
intensive, expert-led workshops
Learn from industry experts in multi-day, hands-on workshops and sessions covering leadership, product, people, finance, sales, marketing and global growth. See past agendas and speakers.
priceless peer network
Founders and executives become part of a tight-knit peer group who support each other through the program and beyond. Join leaders from Symend, Terramera, Maple, Vendasta, Jane, Validere, and many more of Canada’s top scale-up companies.
Addressing the issues of today, keeping focus on the opportunities of tomorrow
Everyone is facing uncertainty. We can help. We’ve quickly optimized our approach to today’s environment. We’ll help you do the same. Lazaridis ScaleUp is designed to ensure you’re prepared to thrive in a world that has experienced fundamental changes in customer behavior, working models, and market dynamics.
No Fees. No Equity.
We’re a non-profit funded by generous benefactors. Unlike other accelerators, we don’t charge fees or take equity from participating companies.
LAZARIDIS SCALEUP DURING COVID-19
Lazaridis ScaleUp has shifted in-person programming to virtual formats. We’ve brought on new resources so cohort companies can continue to access world-class expertise through webinars, topic roundtables, breakouts, private discussion groups and an inventory of digital assets. Our expert mentors have always worked remotely. These global tech leaders, VCs, and functional specialists from Silicon Valley, New York City and across Canada, continue to provide their guidance and support to Canada’s most promising tech companies.
We look forward to resuming in-person programming, and will do so as soon as restrictions ease and we can ensure the safety of our participants.
"Lazaridis ScaleUp provides a critical resource to help Canadian companies realize their potential to scale and compete globally.”
loren padelford, gm, Shopifyplus
The Secret to Building Great Products with dave weiss
Dave Weiss is the Co-founder of Hatch, a fast-growing, Silicon Valley-based connected device startup that is dreaming up ways to improve people’s sleep. Featured on Shark Tank — twice — Hatch is backed by True Ventures and Amazon’s Alexa fund, among others.
Watch this webinar to learn about:
Building and leading great product teams
Planning for effective product development
Maintaining cross-functional alignment
Using data to measure and guide product success
We are looking for high-potential companies that meet the following criteria:
Headquartered in Canada
Trailing twelve month annual revenue of $2-$20m
Rapid revenue growth (>50%/year)
Sufficient capital to fund fast growth
Potential to be global category leader
Potential to play a key role in Canada's economic recovery
Selection panel of experts evaluates applications
Shortlisted companies interview with selection panel via video conference
Panel selects 10 companies for ScaleUp Program