In 2018, Georgian Partners—the biggest growth-stage VC firm in Canada—asked Embrase to put on a day of content for their portfolio executives and some invited guests. The result was Scaletech, a packed day of content and networking to a carefully curated audience. The conference is the brainchild of Alistair Croll, an author, and entrepreneur who Co-Chairs O’Reilly Media’s Strata Conference, is a Founding Partner of Montreal’s Startupfest, and founded the FWD50 Conference on digital government. Things, as they say, went better than expected. Following the success of the event, we’re running it again in Toronto on October 23 at the Globe and Mail Centre.

The Scaletech Conference is an invite-only gathering of growth-stage founders, business pioneers, analysts, and hard-core technologists that focuses on finding asymmetric advantage through technology.

There are two ways such organizations can find that advantage. The first is to introduce differentiated product offerings; the second is to streamline internal processes. In both cases, the goal is to sustain rapid growth while remaining agile and cost-effective.