Polly is curious why the Advanced Symbolics Inc. (ASI) team is so excited, and it’s now time to let the cat out of the bag—(ASI) has been selected for the Laziridis Institute’s prestigious Women Founders Scale-Up Program.

Known as the Laziridis10, ASI is one of only 10 companies Canada-wide selected to be part of an elite group of organizations founded by women that have the potential to dominate their markets and take the necessary next steps to expand globally.

“We are incredibly honoured to be selected as one of Canada’s top tech companies by such a renowned institution. Through the Laziridis Scale-Up Program, the Advanced Symbolics team will learn valuable lessons from mentors, experts, and our peers that will allow our company to continue expanding across the globe.”

– Erin Kelly, CEO and Co-Founder, Advanced Symbolics Inc.

We are the only company from the Ottawa area to be selected. Founded in 2015, ASI is an Artificial Intelligence company focused on disrupting and improving market research and behavioural research. The Scale-up Program is the next step in helping ASI continue to expand globally and show the world how AI improves market and behavioural research.Lazaridis Institute LogoThe Laziridis Institute’s Scale-Up Program was founded in 2016 and is designed to give Canada’s top up-and-coming tech companies the support needed to scale their companies, achieve their potential, and grow globally.

Throughout 2019, ASI’s leadership team will take part in workshops and meetings throughout North America. The goals of the program include:

  • Tapping into experience and knowledge via long-term, personalized mentorships with experts who have scaled companies internationally
  • Attend informative and dynamic weekend modules facilitated by global business leaders
  • Develop national and international networks of peers, mentors and specialists who can help open up market opportunities


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