Hockeystick & The Lazaridis Institute Launch A National Scale-up Data Platform

The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises at Wilfrid Laurier University has announced the launch of a national scale-up data platform to capture and track growth metrics for Canadian companies. Powered by Hockeystick, this platform will be available for every innovation organization—incubator, accelerator, scale-up and startup—across Canada. Free memberships are available as of today.
The platform will capture comprehensive, standardized data, facilitating application, selection and reporting processes for a wide variety of programs, and will provide a direct feedback loop to its users over a secure network. Users will have the option to share private data in order to gain visibility with potential sources of support and investment with no added cost in time or effort.
The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, and Member of Parliament for Waterloo, announced today that the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), through a non-repayable contribution, will provide funding of up to $2.5 million to the Lazaridis Institute for the national data scale-up platform.
Key Details:
  • Top Canadian funders and over 12,000 companies already use Hockeystick’s software.
  • The Hockeystick platform ensures data security and privacy and provides each organization with full control over how their data is being shared.
  • This initiative expands the breadth of private company data available through Hockeystick, enabling greater insight into Canadian company performance.
  • The Lazaridis Institute is using this platform for its Scale-Up Program applicant management, data collection and reporting.
  • Bytown Consulting has been engaged by the Lazaridis Institute to create the logic and analysis framework for their Scale-Up Program which guides what data are collected, which metrics are important, how the collected data are analysed into meaningful results, and how those results are tracked and reported over time.
  • L-SPARK, NEXT Canada, Volta, Propel ICT, Highline Beta and OneEleven have already signed on to use the national scale-up data platform.
Innovation organizations and Canadian companies can apply for their Hockeystick account today.
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