ScaleUp with Invest Ottawa

Helping your tech company reach $100 million

Tip the balance in your favour

You’re leading a tech company. It’s expanding quickly but your team is facing new and tough challenges. Join IO ScaleUp; it is designed to shorten the leadership learning curve and help companies achieve rapid growth and compete globally.

ScaleUp by the numbers
As of March 31, 2023:


scaling firms

$1.03 Billion

capital raised


jobs created

How does it work?

It’s flexible – we scale with your business.

IO ScaleUp is for high-growth firms in Ottawa. You have reached $2 million in revenue or capital, and are on the path to attaining $100 million.

Through IO ScaleUp, you have access to elite advisors, a network of peers, top-calibre talent, new markets and other growth resources. You choose the right resources and services for you and your leadership team.

Our Services

IO ScaleUp advisory

Shorten your leadership learning curve.

Every one of our program advisors has experience in scaling high-growth companies; they’ve been there, done that. They’re equipped to help you overcome business-expansion hurdles.

Meet the Advisors →


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Peer groups

Join your own leadership sounding boards.

Network and connect through a confidential circle of trusted peers. Meet to unpack business problems and dig deep into challenges unique to your business.

Exclusive IO ScaleUp peer groups include:

  • Sales and Marketing Leaders
  • Finance Leaders
  • Emerging and Senior HR Leaders
  • Customer Success Leaders
  • Learning and Adoption Leaders
  • Operations Leaders
  • Product Management Leaders

Get in touch to learn more →

Talent acquisition and retention

Leverage us as the extension to your talent team.

Don’t let limited HR resources hold you back. Gain a talent advantage by accessing our expertise in talent management, sourcing and employer branding.

  • Talent sourcing and shortlists
  • Culture reviews
  • Talent branding assessments

Get in touch to learn more →

Grow. Up.

business intel

Market insights

Access customized market research.

Gain access to market reports, investor profiles, lead lists, and more, all curated for your business.

  • Business assessments and competitive research
  • Access to Forrester analyst hours
  • Access to data on target investors, deal activity, and financial comparables

Learn more about Market Insights →

Perk up

Reduce your startup expenses with healthy and helpful discounts on business essential software as a service (SaaS) tools that help accelerate growth. These exclusive perks range from legal, finance, accounting, equity management, insurance, sales, marketing, project management, and web design.


Exclusive desk rental space

Studio7 is home to some of our client companies. Venture Path companies are given exclusive access to rent desk space at Bayview Yards. Not only are you acquiring ample desk space; you’ll work out of the city’s most inspiring hub!

Learn about this optional add-on →

IO ScaleUp Profiles

An image of the founders of Trexity - all seating and smiling in front of a wall, vividly branded for Trexity in a black and white design.


Invest Ottawa ScaleUp Firm, Trexity, has eyes set on growth

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Mindbridge Team


AI auditing platform: Built by financial professionals, for financial professionals

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Rewind co-founders


Protect critical SaaS and cloud data

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Tehama Team


Enable anyone to work from anywhere for any company anywhere

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From the blog

ScaleUp in Focus

Is ScaleUp right for you?

Every great business carves its own path to $100 million, which is why Invest Ottawa ScaleUp scales to your business. You decide the level of engagement for you and your leadership team.

Patricia Ip

Have questions? Want to learn more about the program?

Patricia Ip is happy to help.
Manager, ScaleUp Program | Email Patricia


About the Scale-Up platform

Leveraging more than $52-million from FedDev Ontario, the Scale-Up Platform is a collaboration among Communitech, Invest Ottawa and MaRS Discovery District that will help thousands of high-growth firms attract more customers, talent, sales and capital, and increase their potential to become $100-million-plus anchor companies.

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Our Supporting Partners

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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