The Lazaridis Institute has announced Agendize as one of the 10 companies accepted into its second cohort of the ScaleUp program. The group of promising Canadian technology businesses will receive from the Lazaridis Institute at Wilfrid Laurier University personalized mentorship and work sessions with experts who have scaled globally competitive enterprises.
Agendize, which has been growing its scheduling user base at 20% per month for the last year and targeting to grow to over 1 million users, now joins the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program to develop the skills and relationships needed to push into this phase of major growth.
"We are excited by the opportunity to join this year's Lazaridis Scale Up Program cohort alongside such great companies. I have no doubts that, with their support, my vision of growing Agendize to become the essential tool for successful entrepreneurs and small businesses will materialize more quickly" — affirms Alexandre Rambaud, Founder and CEO of Agendize.
According to the Lazaridis Institute, companies in the first cohort of Scale-Up saw significant growth in revenue, improved the efficiency of their processes, and advanced their capabilities in areas ranging from sales and marketing to operations, product and talent management to finance, leadership, and delivering a pitch.
The 10 selected companies for 2017/2018 are at pivotal stages, facing inflection points in their growth trajectories. Their technologies range from bionic knee braces and biopesticides to digital marketing, groceries, tickets, and transportation. See the complete list here:
1) Agendize Solutions (Montreal, Que.)
2) Bus.com (Montreal, Que.)
3) Dream Payments (Toronto, Ont.)
4) Flytographer (Victoria, B.C.)
5) 7shifts (Saskatoon, Sask.)
6) Showpass (Calgary, Alta.)
7) Spring Loaded Technology (Dartmouth, N.S.)
8) Terramera (Vancouver, B.C.)
9) Unata (Toronto, Ont.)
10) Vendasta (Saskatoon, Sask.)
Established in Canada in 2009 by Alexandre Rambaud, Agendize is a customizable conversational booking and CRM app offering powerful engagement tools that enrich an integrated CRM. Agendize’s mobile-first integrated app improves business efficiency, maximizes customer engagement and ultimately increases revenues. With its industry-leading technology, available on a white-label basis with advanced APIs and able to meet the needs of all industries, Agendize serves a growing network of partners: digital agencies and publishers, as well as major enterprises and franchises, in over 20 countries.
About the Lazaridis Institute
The Lazaridis Institute is focused on a specific national challenge – the need for more globally competitive technology companies in Canada. The Institute helps Canadian technology companies reach their next level of growth through world-class support in the Scale-Up Program, through front-line training in the Tech Sales Apprenticeship initiative, and through a global network of business and technology experts who provide mentorship, connections, and valuable experience. The Institute conducts leading-edge research in innovation, management and disruption in the technology ecosystem. As part of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, the Institute is creating direct links between international research, best practices in global scaling, and curriculum to prepare the next generation of business leaders to face tomorrow’s challenges in the tech industry.