Our inaugural Lazaridis Scale-Up Program cohort features the most promising Canadian technology companies who are at a key turning point in their growth trajectory. The six-month program is bringing these high-potential firms together with an exclusive group of experts, all of whom have international experience in scaling globally competitive enterprises.
ARC4DIA was founded in 2010 by CEO Pierre Roberge, a former cyber specialist within the Canadian national security community. After years of witnessing valuable assets and intellectual property being compromised daily by cyber criminals, he gathered a group of cyber experts to create a cyber security solution to combat the world’s most sophisticated cyber threats. Today, ARC4DIA protects more than $40 billion in assets globally for government agencies along with medium to large scale enterprises across a variety of sectors. ARC4DIA joined the Canadian Scale-Up Program to develop an enhanced understanding of selling at scale.
Dozr is an online marketplace for heavy equipment sharing in the construction and agriculture industries. Founded by Kevin Forestell, Erin Stephenson and Tim Forestell in 2015, Dozr enables business owners to earn revenue from their idle equipment and allow contractors to rent high-quality equipment at lower rates than they would find with traditional equipment rental companies. Since virtually every contractor has equipment sitting idle, the Dozr team is excited by the opportunity to disrupt this industry and help their customers become more competitive. Dozr joined the Canadian Scale-Up Program to assist with their significant expansion plans into the U.S. market.
Intellitix provides festival and live event organizers a custom-tailored RFID-based wristband solution for their event goers, replacing paper tickets and wallets. It provides access control, links to social profiles, real-time user data and insights, and cashless transactions. Since 2011, Intellitix’s technology platform has enhanced over 15 million guest experiences at live events around the world including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Tomorrowland, Outside Lands, Taste Festivals and The Ryder Cup. The Intellitix team joined the Canadian Scale-Up Program to help them effectively execute on all levels as they continue to grow.
Founded in 2012, NoviFlow develops high performance Software Defined Networking (SDN) Ethernet switches, routers and applications for carriers, data centre operators and large enterprises. Their customizable end-to-end solutions are designed to address two key needs for their customers: the scalability to handle millions of flows, and the programmability and features needed for production deployment of even the most advanced SDN applications. NoviFlow’s key advantage is the ability to develop new capabilities and release new versions of their SDN switches in a matter of two to three months, as opposed to the typical development cycle of up to two years. Already deployed around the globe, NoviFlow joined the Canadian Scale-Up Program to help them manage their intense acceleration of sales growth.
Franck Hivert founded Oculys in 2011 with the vision of a simple, singular tool that consolidates essential hospital operational and utilization data across systems into one view in real-time. With the Oculys solution, health-care leaders and teams have access to the pulse of their operations – from emergency department wait-times to operating room performance and patient flow bottlenecks – anytime, anywhere on any mobile device. Oculys joined the Canadian Scale-Up Program to help them take the next steps in their network and market expansion.
Founded in 2013 by Ivan Tsarynny and Vitaliy Lim, PostBeyond is a leading employee communication solution chosen by global enterprises to improve the millennial work experience and enable employees to share curated corporate content on social media. Clients cultivate socially engaged employees to demonstrate brand value in the marketplace through one-to-one relationships at scale. PostBeyond has clients worldwide and big plans to expand even further with the help and guidance provided through the Canadian Scale-Up program.
QRA was founded in 2012 by Jordan Kyriakidis and Dean Tsaltas to solve one of the greatest hurdles for innovation – verification of complex systems. QRA builds software tools for engineers designed to catch vulnerabilities and undesirable behaviour in early-stage systems before they generate cost overruns, project delays and catastrophic failures in later stages of development and deployment. Their goal is to become the standard used within the aerospace, defence and automotive industries for the verification and analysis of complex designs. QRA joined the Canadian Scale-Up Program to help them through their next stage of growth.
StackAdapt is disrupting the online advertising industry. It was founded in June 2013 by Ildar Shar, Vitaly Pecherskiy and Yang Han with the common goal of helping advertisers maximize consumer attention to branded content. Today with 46 full-time employees, StackAdapt is one of the world's largest branded content distribution platforms with more than 45,000 publisher sites and apps in their distribution portfolio and hundreds of advertising campaigns running every day. StackAdapt joined Canadian Scale-Up Program to help them fill knowledge gaps as they continue on an extremely accelerated growth trajectory.
In 2014, Steve Cody decided it was time to solve a problem every small business owner has and create a single system with everything essential to run a small business. The Better Software Company offers a fully integrated small business management solution to help owners improve and simplify their entire business, using a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. Integrated features such as CRM, scheduling, billing and invoicing, reporting and analytics, and inventory management offer small business owners the simplicity and ease of use that will save time and add workflow to their business. The Better Software Company joined the Canadian Scale-Up Program to help them achieve their ambition to become a billion dollar company and stay in Canada.
Tulip Retail is the world’s first cloud-based retail platform built exclusively for store associates. It was founded in 2013 by a small team of mobile and e-commerce experts who are passionate about shaping the future in-store experience. Today, Tulip Retail works with some of world’s largest retailers to empower their store associates with mobile devices in-store. Retailers now have a turnkey solution that gives their store associates everything they need to engage with customers in the most meaningful and relevant way possible. Tulip Retail joined the Canadian Scale-Up Program to help them manage growth and incredible scale while they endeavour to build Canada's next largest enterprise tech company.
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