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The Scale-Up Program Presents Kirk Dando

Kirk will discuss the predictable three stages that every business goes through as they grow and the 12 warning signs that your high-growth company may be close to stalling. This talk is short on theory and full of real-world practical solutions and stories Kirk has gathered from helping thousands of growth-hungry leaders like you.

Following Kirk’s presentation, network with other CEOs and founders from across Canada as well as with other members of the Ottawa tech community over food and drinks.

Event Details

Date: Thursday March 2
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St., Ottawa, ON K2P 2R1
To RSVP: Register today

This exclusive session is presented by the Lazaridis Institute Scale-Up Program, a unique national program for Canadian tech CEOs who are in the process of scaling their companies. We are looking for the best tech scale-ups across Canada. Does that sound like you? If so, we’d love to talk to you about how we can help you dominate your industry. Check the box during registration to let us know you’re coming and we’ll make sure we connect you with one of our current Scale-Up Program participants at the event.

About Kirk Dando

Business leaders find a “friend in the foxhole” with Kirk; he helped scale and sell a billion-dollar company. As a C-level executive, he walked the lonely road of leadership and worried himself to distraction, but learned a lot. He has worked with over 7,000 successful leaders around the world getting them to real growth - growth that leads to increased profits, happy employees and leaders in their sweet spot.

His bestselling book, Predictive Leadership: Avoiding the 12 Most Common Mistakes that Derail Growth-Hungry Companies, shows execs how to predict and prepare for the issues that growth and success cause. Kirk will help test, validate and confirm your assumptions about growth and leading a successful high-growth business.

About the Lazaridis Institute Scale-Up Program

Companies in the Scale-Up Program expand and refine their unique roadmaps for growth while base-lining core areas needed for their next round of financing. They do this by working directly with experts who’ve had the experience of growing a company—or several companies—to global scale. Each company in the program is also carefully matched with a mentor chosen for their expertise in the company’s industry and with the company’s specific challenges. In our program, CEOs/founders of promising Canadian tech firms don’t spend six months planning their growth journeys—with all the support they receive, they can focus on making that growth happen. Find out more at

Presenting the Lazaridis 10

Our inaugural Canadian Scale-Up Program cohort features the most promising Canadian technology companies who are at a key turning point in their growth trajectory.

Contact Us:

Richia McCutcheon, Events and Communications Coordinator

T: 519.884.0710 x2822


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