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.

numbers ScaleUp Program

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.

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This free IO program has proven to be a valuable business partner for companies like Crank to help us achieve our HR goals as the company scales up.

We are fortunate to be able to engage with passionate and authentic subject matter experts on topics such as talent management, strategic HR, employee engagement and team leadership.

Julie Guindon
Director of HR, Crank Software

Rudy Richman, the leader of the sales leader peer group, provided us with valuable insights on growing and scaling a startup sales organization.

Donna Ronayne’s mentorship and genuine desire to helped us meet revenue objectives from a marketing point of view, helped us develop and run successful campaigns that generated new prospects, customers and awareness of Tehama.

Gene Villeneuve
Chief Revenue Officer, Tehama

We are so very proud of what we have been able to achieve with the help of the team of Advisors; including, an improved five-year plan and investment readiness, a well-articulated strategy for growth, and an effective quarterly business review process.

The access to a variety of Advisors… has made a significant impact on both my professional success and that of the company.

Kimberly Stone
VP Finance & Operations, Giatec Scientific

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.

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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

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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.

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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 →

IO ScaleUp Profiles

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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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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.

Looking to learn more? Get in touch to start a conversation and find out if ScaleUp is the right fit for you. Fill the form below or email our ScaleUp Team.

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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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