Technical, business development and strategic advisory services

Helping you grow smart.

We believe every business has a unique profile and development path, and that to scale-up successfully, the right expertise and resources must be accessed at the correct times. The Scale Up Program is offered on a milestone-based term and provides support for growth ventures who are solving a compelling problem using innovative technology with a clear opportunity to grow and scale.

The program supports companies that have completed product market validation and are ready to focus on ramping up product development, manufacturing, marketing and sales, as well as scaling their organizations and business opportunities to the point where their growth is self-sustaining. Ventures can participate as a virtual member (you don’t need dedicated desks, but may occasionally use working or meeting space on a drop-in basis) or as a fulltime in-house member (where you require use of a dedicated work area and regular access to meeting space).

The Scale Up Program delivers:

  • Dedicated CEO mentoring and coaching with an Entrepreneur-in-Residence
  • Optional co-working space: hot desks, dedicated workstations, private offices, and client support services including reception
  • Access to SFU Faculty and Innovation Resources
  • Customized curriculum of education sessions providing information key to startups
  • Talent acquisition and management
  • Corporate governance and financial management
  • Information about grants, SR&ED, and non-dilutive financing
  • Preparing for and negotiating investment

The Scale Up Program will help you:

  • Build and lead your team
  • Establish a repeatable sales process
  • Fund your growth
  • Scale your product, services, and business

Ready to scale your tech business?

Find out if VentureLabs is the right fit for your company