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Lazaridis ScaleUp

Program Design

Founders and executive team members attend intensive workshop sessions led by global experts. We customize the topics and speakers to meet the specific demands and challenges facing each cohort.

LEADERSHIP
SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS

  • Mike Wessinger, Founder, PointClickCare Building a Canadian unicorn

  • Loren Padelford, COO, Podium, former GM and VP of Revenue, Shopify  Leading for hypergrowth

  • Goly Anvary, former Head of Innovation and Marketing, Gap Inc.  Core strengths, core values and leadership

  • Sloan Gaon, CEO, PulsePoint — Leading with Rockefeller habits

  • Chris Bryson, CEO, New School Foods, former CEO, Unata  From startup to scaleup

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GLOBAL GROWTH
SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS

  • Tim Kendall, CEO, Moment, former President, Pinterest — Impact of technology

  • Benji Shomair, VP Commerce Business, Meta Lessons from scaling Facebook

  • Chris Yeh, Author, Managing Partner, Wasabi Ventures — Blitzscaling
  • Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist, Canva — The art of innovation

PEOPLE
SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS

  • Chris Caren, CEO, Turnitin  Scaling company culture

  • Jami Zakem, former VP Customer Success, Yelp, Eventbrite  The art and science of management

  • José Benitez Cong, Head of Talent, Humane, former Nest, Apple  Redefinition of talent

  • Emily Mikailli, Head of HR, Signifyd  Helping managers get the most out of their teams

  • Cassie Roblin, VP of People, Symb.io Robotics  How to land the best candidates

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION
SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS 

  • Amy Vernetti, Founder, REPRESENTED.US, former Recruiting Director, Google  Equality is the ultimate moonshot

  • Michelle Banik, Corporate Director, Empire Company Ltd, former Head of HR, OMERS  DE&I: Key drivers of your talent strategy

  • Lise Edwards, Sr. Director DE&I Western Digital, Former Director DE&I, Salesforce   DE&I Talent life cycle

  • Deena Shakir, Partner, Lux Capital — Fundraising challenges for female founders

PRODUCT 
SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS

  • Dave Weiss, Founder and CTO, Hatch — Planning for great product development

  • Kim Kaplan, CEO, Snack, former VP Product, Plenty of Fish — Product prioritization and focus

  • Marin Licina, Design Partner, Gradient Ventures — Using design to create great products

  • Sachin Rehki, Founder, Notejoy, former Head of Product, LinkedIn  Product feedback rivers for growth

  • George Psiharis, COO, AlayaCare, former COO, Clio — Connecting product roadmaps to OKRs

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SALES & MARKETING
SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS

  • April Dunford, Author, Founder, Ambient Strategy; former COO, Tulip Retail  Positioning for growth

  • Michael Litt, CEO, Vidyard  Future of prospecting

  • Jackie Poriadjian-Asch, CBO, Sweaty Betty, former CMO, ecobee, Canada Goose — Marketing for fast growing scaleups

  • Eli Schwartz, Author, former Head of SEO, SurveyMonkey Global marketing and growth SEO

  • Mark Bergen, VP Revenue, Shopify  Navigating large growth sales organizations

FUNDING & FINANCE
SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS

  • Tom Loverro, General Partner, IVP Funding unicorns

  • Ann Crady Weiss, Partner, True Ventures Raising money from Silicon Valley

  • Andrew Flett, General Partner, Mobility Impact Partners — Growth and valuation

  • Damien Steel, Global Managing Partner, OMERS Ventures Tips for raising venture capital

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