We devote unparalleled resources to develop thriving, energized, resilient founders. We offer a five-pillar Founder Development Platform to accelerate founders’ development and help them perform at their best. In addition, we provide ongoing advice and support by taking a seat on every company’s board and working activity with teams to set their businesses on a path for long-term growth.
Founders are the bedrock upon which companies are built.
EXECUTIVE CEO COACHING
PEER SUPPORT GROUPS
HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAM
PERSONAL FINANCIAL ADVISOR
FAMILY SUPPORT STIPEND
Unparalleled advice and support
Staircase Ventures Managing Partner, Janet Bannister, takes a seat on every company’s board and works actively with founders and their teams to set the business on a path for long-term growth.
Staircase Ventures Advisors are experienced operators who have scaled companies from zero to billion-dollar organizations. These Advisors work closely with founders and their teams, bringing their years of experience to bear.
We help others without the expectation of getting anything in return. We believe that a “rising tide lifts all boats” and care deeply about the success of all players in the ecosystem. We go out of our way to support others.
Positive, High Energy
We have a “can do” attitude and believe that dreams can become reality. We love our work and approach challenges with an open mindset, determined to find the best outcome for all. We bring enthusiasm to all we do.
Drive & Hard Work
We are driven, passionate, and embrace hustle and hard work. We are ready to invest the time and energy needed to achieve ambitious goals. We do the work that is needed.
“I was the CEO of Communitech for 17 years and worked with over 4,000 start-ups and scale-ups. I have worked with hundreds of VCs from around the world – and Janet is the best I’ve ever worked with. She brings experience as a founder, understanding as an operator, and sophistication as an investor. I believe she is the best venture capital person in Canada; she gives her heart and time to any founder, she’s “all-in” to support founders, she’s involved coast-to-coast in supporting start-ups and growth firms.”
– Iain Klugman, Former CEO, Communitech