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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.

A Sample of Speakers and Workshops includes:

LEADERSHIP
SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS

  • Loren Padelford, GM, Revenue, Shopify 

    • Leading for hyper-growth

  • Chris Bryson, CEO, Unata

    • Start up, grow-up, scale-up: Demystifying the critical hidden phases of successful companies

  • Goly Anvary, Former Head of Innovation and Digital Marketing, Gap Inc.

    • Core strengths, core values and leadership

  • Mike Wessinger, Founder and CEO, PointClickCare

    • Building a scalable tech company in Canada

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PEOPLE
SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS

  • Jami Zakem, VP Customer Success, Yelp, Eventbrite

    • The art and science of management

  • Cassie Roblin, Director of Talent and HR, Symb.io Robotics

    • How to land the best candidates

  • Chris Caren, CEO, Turnitin

    • Founder’s talk

  • José Benitez Cong, Head of Talent, Nest, Google, Apple

    • Optimizing org structures

PRODUCT 
SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS

  • Dave Weiss, Founder and CTO, Hatch

    • Building great product teams

  • Kim Kaplan, Founder and CEO, Snack; Former VP Product Management, PlentyofFish

    • Product prioritization and focus

  • Marin Licina, Design Partner, Gradient Ventures

    • Using design to create great products and happy customers

  • George Psiharis, COO, Clio

    • Connecting product roadmaps to OKRs

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION
SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS 

  •  Amy Vernetti, Founder, REPRESENTED.US

    • Equality is the ultimate moonshot

  • Michelle Banik, Corporate Director, Empire Company Limited

    • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Key drivers of your talent strategy

  • Lise Edwards, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Robert Half

    • Let’s open our minds WIDE

FINANCE
SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS

  • Samer Hamadeh, Founder and CEO, Zeel

    • Five lessons to avoid

  • Sloan Gaon, Former CEO, PulsePoint

    • Leading with Rockefeller principles

  • Andrew Flett, General Partner, Mobility Impact Partners

    • Growth and valuation for Canadian scaleups

  • Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, SVP, Allergan

    • From entrepreneur to intrapreneur

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GLOBAL GROWTH
SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS

  • Chris Yeh, Author and Investor

    • Blitzscaling 

  • Michelle Banik, Corporate Director, Empire Company Ltd; former Global Head of Human Resources

    • Diversity as a growth strategy

  • Eli Schwartz, Former Director of Growth and SEO, SurveyMonkey

    • Global marketing and growth SEO

  • Sachin Rehki, Founder and CEO, Notejoy; former Head of Product, Sales Solutions, LinkedIn

    • Product feedback rivers for growth

  • Benji Shomair, Director of Product Monetization and Marketing, Facebook

    • Lessons from scaling Facebook

SALES & MARKETING
SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS

  • April Dunford, Author; Founder, Ambient 
    Strategy; former COO, Tulip Retail; VP Marketing, Huawei

    • Positioning for growth

  • Michael Litt, Founder and CEO, Vidyard

    • Founder’s talk

  • Jackie Poriadjian-Asch, CMO, Ecobee, UFC, Canada Goose

    • Marketing for fast growing scaleups

  • Geoff Baum, Former Entrepreneur in Residence, Adobe; Co-founder, garage.com

    • The, why, how, and what of product marketing

  • Brandon Goldman, VP of Sales, Qualio; former Director of Sales, SurveyMonkey

    • Sales performance: Key metrics, forecasting and industry best practices

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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