Lazaridis Institute Accepting Applications For 2017 Scale-Up Program

The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises at Wilfrid Laurier University announced it is now accepting applications for the second cohort of the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program. The program gives 10 Canadian scale-up technology companies the opportunity to fast-track their growth by working with experienced mentors and experts from around the world. The second cohort will begin in October 2017.
The Lazaridis Scale-Up Program focuses on a specific national challenge: the need for more globally competitive technology companies in Canada, and the jobs and economic benefits that come with them.
The companies that participated in the first year of the program benefited from 1:1 mentorship from executives with scaling experience who were specifically chosen for each participant based on their industry and current challenges.
The program opens up market opportunities and prepares companies for their next round of financing. The upcoming 2017/2018 program includes one weekend module each month between October 2017 and February 2018. A final weeklong session will take place in March 2018.
Weekend module themes in 2017:
  • What does it take to scale?
  • Scaling leadership
  • Product
  • Customer acquisition and scaling sales
  • Finance and operations
  • Global growth
The Lazaridis Institute is using Hockeystick for its applicant management process, as part of the first phase of the national scale-up data platform announced last month.
Applications for the next cohort of the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program will be open until June 30, 2017. The Lazaridis Institute is holding a series of information sessions across Canada for potential applicants. A listing of events can be found at
Find out more about the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program at

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