What is the secret to Amazon's success? What do Facebook, Google and Airbnb have in common? Contrary to what you've read, it's not superhuman founders, mythic "passion", or spectacularly savvy venture capitalists. It's Blitzscaling.
The Lazaridis Institute invites you to a presentation by Chris Yeh on specific practices to ignite and manage hypergrowth. Our goal is to collaborate with tech ecosystems across Canada to develop the strategies, tactics and expertise necessary to take startups to globally competitive scale. Join us after the presentation to eat, drink, and connect with the founders, CEOs, investors, policy makers and support organizations working to grow your local tech community.
Applications for cohort three of the Scale-Up Program will be open from May 22 - July 27.
ABOUT THE SCALE-UP PROGRAM
The Lazaridis Scale-Up Program is designed to help Canada's most promising growth-stage tech companies build their businesses to globally competitive size. The program addresses constraints to growth with a customized approach, heavily oriented toward execution. Our facilitators represent some of the world's most influential and innovative companies, from Shopify and Survey Monkey to Oracle. They bring their knowledge and experience to bear in intensive two-day workshops focusing on the challenges our cohort companies are facing in real time. Our mentors share their expertise and their networks with the cohort companies, providing guidance and connections over the course of the year on a just-in-time basis. The men and women in the program come from a broad range of backgrounds, sectors and geographies--and they make some of their most valuable connections with each other. Before the Scale-Up Program year is finished, companies see significant changes and measurable progress. They have prepared for or received their next round of funding and are on the path to global market success.
ABOUT CHRIS YEH
Chris writes about a broad range of topics, with a special focus on entrepreneurship and startups. He is the co-author, along with friends Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha, of the New York Times best-seller, "The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age." His work has appeared in publications such as Harvard Business Review and TechCrunch.
Yeh is a General Partner at Wasabi Ventures Global, which brings the startup and scaleup lessons of Silicon Valley to other ecosystems around the world. He is also a General Partner at the Women's Startup Lab Fund, helping great women entrepreneurs change the world.
He earned two Bachelor's degrees with distinction from Standford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.
The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises was created to support growth-oriented Canadian technology companies. Developed through investments by Mike Lazaridis and the Government of Ontario, the Lazaridis Institute is based in Waterloo, Canada, part of the Toronto-Waterloo Region Tech Corridor (TOWR Corridor).
WHAT WE DO
The Lazaridis Institute empowers current and emerging technology firms to scale rapidly into globally competitive enterprises. Our approach tackles this important challenge from several angles:
A unique program for C-level executives that identifies the very best Canadian tech firms who are ready to scale and brings them together through personalized mentorship with experts who have 'been there and done that' when it comes to growing a company.
Insightful research that looks to develop new knowledge about innovation, management and disruption as it relates to tech companies.
Through programs such as the Lazaridis EMTM and others, creating a direct link between cutting edge, international research; the best, proven practices in global scaling; and curriculum to empower future Lazaridis School graduates with the knowledge they need to make a difference in emerging companies.
Want to learn more about the Lazaridis Institute? Contact the Lazaridis Institute to discover what we can do to empower your high-growth Canadian tech company.