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Calgary Lazaridis Scale-Up Tour 2018

  • Hotel Arts 119 12 Avenue Southwest Calgary, AB, T2R 0G8 Canada (map)

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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.

Please note that Chris Yeh will be doing a LIVE, interactive webinar for this event.

Applications for cohort three of the Scale-Up Program will be open from May 22 - July 27.


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.