Scale-Up Program

Is your high-potential product-based technology firm rapidly scaling revenues or teams?

 The Scale-Up Platform delivered by Invest Ottawa, Communitech, MaRs Discovery District is designed to help companies overcome three key challenges to rapid growth and market success – customers, revenue and talent.

The Platform

With customizable programs and services, our Scale-Up Platform provides companies with access to:


Strategic Advisory Services

Strategic and specialized mentorship and advisory services delivered in a bespoke manner that address your specific business needs, opportunities and challenges, and catalyze growth.


Robust networks that provide connections to:

  • Sector, customer, investor and partner groups, decision-makers and influencers that help unlock new markets, sales and revenue-generating opportunities


Programs that help to build your internal business, market and R&D capabilities, and create a solid foundation for sustained commercial success. This includes:

  • Talent development, attraction and retention
  • Global market access and support
  • Sales, marketing and PR
  • C-suite peer groups supplemented by seasoned growth coaches
  • IP strategy and management
  • Market intelligence
  • Exclusive events
  • Sector specific programs, infrastructure and support
  • Specialized programs for female founders and women-owned business

Looking to learn more?

Contact our venture services team to discuss how we can help you overcome key business hurdles, capitalize on new opportunities, and accelerate growth and success.

About the Scale-Up Platform

Leveraging critical funding from FedDev Ontario, the Scale-Up Platform is a collaboration among Invest Ottawa, Communitech, and MaRS Discovery District that will help hundreds of high-growth firms attract more customers, talent, sales and capital, and increase their potential to become $100M anchor companies.

We acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. Nous reconnaissons l’appui du gouvernement du Canada à travers l’Agence fédérale de développementéconomique pour le Sud de l’Ontario.


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