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    Lazaridis Scale-Up Program Applications Close July 27


    Lazaridis Scale-Up Program: Helping Canada's Most Promising Tech Companies Achieve Global Success

    The Lazaridis Institute is accepting applications for the third cohort of the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program. We’re searching for Canadian tech startups that are ready to scale rapidly and to dominate their industries. Each year we select 10 Canadian tech startups to participate in the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program and receive the support they need for the next level of growth and their next round of funding.

    The program offers participants access to the experience of world-class business leaders, the support of functional and sector specialists, and opportunities to explore new markets.


    Lazaridus 10 companies receive: 

    • 120 hours with a specialist chosen for your company
    • One-on-one time wiht international experts in each functional area
    • A national peer group of CEOs and founders
    • The frameworks and tools you need to execute your growth


    Six program weekends in 6 different cities.  Take this opportunity to focus on your strategic imperatives. 

    The Lazaridis Institute works with only ten companies at a time so that we can provide customized support for your specific challenges.  Weekend workshops are led by business leaders, focus on a broad range of topics, and provide you the chance to connect with peers from across the country. 

    Each company has access to world-class specialists on a just-in-time basis.  We cover the cost of 120 hours of support over the course of 12 months.


    We’ve helped 20 Canadian tech companies achieve BIG things.

    Our cohort companies have experienced incredible achievements.  300% increase in revenues in less than a year.  900% increase in gross market value in 6 monthsUS$40M in funding.  Partnerships with Facebook and Mastercard.   After just one year, 100 per cent of the first cohort of 10 companies reported increased revenues.  90 per cent had launched a new product or service.  90% increased exports.  90% received external financing.

    Head over to our companies page to witness their journey since joining the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program. 


    If you are a Canadian tech company and you’re ready to scale, we want to work with you.  If you know a Canadian tech company that’s ready to take the next step on the scaling journey, contact us and we’ll reach out to them.

    Applications are open until July 27th.  Please note the top 20 companies will be asked to participate in video interviews on August 20 or 21st.


    Apply here

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    Application Deadline is January 10, 2018 see more

    Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) Initiative Accepting Applications - Spring 2018 Cohorts (February–June 2018)

    Application Deadline January 10, 2018 - Apply Here

    The Canadian Technology Accelerator Initiative (CTA) helps high-potential, high-growth Canadian technology SMEs seeking to expand to the U.S through a 5 month program of workshops, events, mentorship and business introductions. More information is available here.

    The Trade Commissioner Service developed the CTA initiative in response to the need for Canada’s high potential, small technology companies to access global business opportunities. In four years of programming, 467 companies have participated in the CTA.

    CTAs presently operate in 6 cities, covering 3 sectors: life sciences, cleantech and digital technologies (ICT).

    The CTA targets different sectors and coordinates events in cities where those sectors are most prominent.