Building on the findings of the Defying Gravity expert report, the World Trade Centre Toronto is launching the Scale-Up Institute Toronto to provide a series of curated program offerings to help high-growth firms overcome barriers to continued growth and elevate their growth trajectories.
Accelerate Your Business Growth
Small and medium-sized enterprises are facing significant barriers to maintaining a strong growth trajectory.
Only 0.1% of small firms become mid-sized and only 2% of mid-sized firms become large. It’s not a matter of ability, it’s about having access to the right resources at the right time.
Don’t let your business fall short of its high-growth potential!
Scale-Up Institute Toronto
Growth Development Program
The flagship program of the Institute, GDP is a hands-on, curated and highly practical workshop course to help high-growth firms and other high-potential companies overcome barriers to continued growth.
Recovery Activation Program
The Recovery Activation Program is a series of interactive virtual workshops to help small and medium-sized businesses build growth-oriented futures through process modernization and digital transformation.
An online primer for GDP, providing a broad overview of growth-related topics and helping companies get a sense of their needs in the space.
Additional curated sessions in partnership with key ecosystem players, offering a deeper dive into key scale-up topics of particular interest to high-growth firms.
Events & Peer-to-Peer Networking
An opportunity for engagement, discussion and discovery, keeping GDP graduates connected with fellow leaders in the professional community and beyond.
Advocacy & Ecosystem Support
As a catalyst for the business community we will conduct research, commission white papers, and work directly with government leaders to make the Toronto Region as growth-friendly as possible.
GDP cohorts will be sector-specific and represent both tech and non-tech sectors.
Focuses on addressing company needs and existing programming gaps by providing curated content, a highly practical focus, and outcome-driven mentoring.
Providing targeted supports to companies in the $3M to $25M+ revenue group, where companies are truly facing their growth challenges.
Building a truly collaborative ecosystem that promotes continual learning and sharing among high-growth firms and leaders in the scale-up space.
Built on Success
GDP is modelled on the highly successful Trade Accelerator Program, which has been rolled out nationally and has helped more than 650 companies grow their business through exporting.