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Growth Development Program (GDP) – Cohort 2

Our Growth Development Program returns September 13, 2022 for our second cohort.
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Join our next GDP cohort

Register your business to Power Up Your Growth. Only a limited number of spots are available.

About the Cohort

Many successful businesses hit a glass ceiling of growth after reaching revenues of approximately $5M per year. If your company is facing similar challenges and is unable to realise its full scale-up potential, the Growth Development Program (GDP) is for you.

Regardless of industry, the Growth Development Program (GDP), developed in collaboration with Scotiabank, will help you overcome barriers to growth and strengthen your scale-up strategy. Canada's top scale-up business experts will provide a series of hands-on workshops and mentorship sessions for scalable Canadian SMEs. Companies will graduate with a professionally vetted strategic growth plan as well as gain access to a dynamic professional community through World Trade Centre-Toronto’s peer-to-peer network.

Don’t miss your chance to join the upcoming GDP cohort that begins on September 13, 2022.

This cohort will run from September to October and its agenda will include:

  • Developing Your Growth Mindset
  • Maximizing Operational Efficiency
  • Optimizing Financial Management and Funding
  • Enhancing Leadership Skills to Gear-Up for Growth
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Toronto Region Board of Trade offices

Workshops: September 13 – 14, September 20 – 21, 2022

Mentorship Sessions: Oct 19 – 20, 2022

Graduation: October 24, 2022



  • Verified revenue streams of more than $5M per year (If your company is under this threshold, please contact us at
  • Scalable business model 
  • Established product-market fit 
  • Strong growth ambitions 
  • Growing market presence



For an enrolment fee of just $1495, you receive over $40,000 worth of growth resources and mentoring for your business. 

Payment is not immediately required to register for the cohort. You will receive a payment link once your business has been assessed.

Registration closes September 5th, 2022.

For your initial assessment, you will be asked to answer a few questions about your business' current standing, as well as your business' growth potential. 


Samantha Kussmann: +1 416 862 4503 |

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