O2 Industries (the Company) a leading manufacturer of reusable respirators since 2014, today announces that it has been selected by The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises to be a part of the world renowned Lazaridis ScaleUp Program.
“We’re thrilled to be selected by The Lazaridis Institute as one of Canada’s most successful and innovative growth-stage companies, and to be benefiting from this prestigious program,” said Peter Whitby, CEO of O2 Industries. “This comes on the cusp of incredible growth for our company, as we work toward the development and release of several new respirator models for consumers, healthcare workers, athletes and high-impact workers. We expect the ScaleUp Program to play an important role in helping us to achieve our mission of having everyone breathe clean air.”
The Lazaridis ScaleUp Program supports the growth of Canada’s highest-potential growth-stage companies through mentorship, intensive workshops and access to a global network of experts. This year marks the sixth cohort of the Lazaridis ScaleUp Program and the largest cohort to date, with 13 of Canada’s highest-potential growth-stage tech companies being selected. The 50 companies in the first five ScaleUp Program cohorts have accessed $600 million in capital in less than four years, and created more than 2,088 jobs.
Selection for this program follows a month of tremendous growth for O2 Industries, with the Company recently announcing its global partnership with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and collaboration with former UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre to develop a first-of-its-kind fitness respirator.
For more information on the Lazaridis ScaleUp Program, visit: lazaridisinstitute.wlu.ca
About O2 Industries
Established in 2014, O2 Industries is a Canadian respiratory protection company based in Kitchener, Ontario. Grown from a desire to make a difference in people’s lives and a passion to improve air quality around the world, our innovative respirators protect you from harmful particles, so you can breathe easier, feel healthier, and perform your best.