IMPORTANT NOTICE: In order to support preventative measures regarding the spread of COVID-19, the program is currently on hold.

We will keep you updated as to when this event will be rescheduled.

Program Eligibility Requirements
  • Verified revenue streams (a minimum of approximately $5M in topline revenue per year or above, companies that are well under this threshold are still welcome to apply)
  • Scalable business model
  • Established product-market fit
  • Strong growth ambitions
  • Growing Canadian presence

Don’t miss your chance to join our upcoming GDP sessions where you will:

Receive curated, sector-specific mentoring and advice for your business growth needs from current practitioners and leaders in their field, valued at $40,000 worth of training, mentoring and support.

Become a part of a high-growth-firm professional community through our active peer-to-peer network.

Graduate with a professionally vetted Strategic Growth Plan for your business providing a roadmap for your continued growth.

Graduate with a customized Air Canada promotional code to help your business take flight.


Day 1-3 (one day per week for three consecutive weeks)

Intensive workshops addressing your unique growth challenges with leading experts in business scaling.

Day 4 (three weeks later)

One-on-one mentoring with experts deep diving your growth goals and needs.

The program runs during the full day with lunch provided each day; a cocktail reception; and networking opportunities with Toronto’s fastest growing companies and leading subject-area practitioners.

Success Factors

GDP is focused on the six key pillars identified in the Defying Gravity expert report:

Executive Leadership

Fostering the development of strong leaders with growth ambitions

Recruiting & Retaining Talent

Securing talent that can grow with the firm

Growing Sales

Growing your business by focusing on your top line

Protecting Intellectual Property

Creating strategies to protect your intellectual property

Improving Processes

Transitioning from people-dependency to process-dependency

Accessing Capital

Accessing to the right capital at the right time with the right people

The Strategic Growth Plan

The Strategic Growth Plan will be your business’ curated growth roadmap which will inform the one-on-one mentoring sessions with leading subject experts. It will detail a specific plan to attack your unique barriers to growth and is a highly practical tool for both growth management and external partnership opportunities.

Contact us for additional details

Michael Cascone
Director, Business Scale-Up
World Trade Centre Toronto
T: 416.862.5215 | E:

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