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Creative Destruction Lab

Creative Destruction Lab

The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) works with startups that employ technology and business models that focus on improvements to economic productivity and human welfare.

Their stated mission is to 'facilitate the creation and growth of massively scalable science & technology-based companies'. CDL has offices Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax, New York City

Launched in 2012 at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, the program has expanded to locations in Vancouver (Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia), Calgary (Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary), Montreal (HEC Montréal), Halifax (Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University), and New York City (Stern School of Business, New York University). CDL is focused early-stage companies with links to university research labs.

The Program involves:

  • Mentorship from entrepreneurs and angel investors: the CDL Fellows and Associates
  • Full-day sessions with the Fellows and Associates take place every eight weeks with the purpose of assessing progress and setting new short-term objectives.
  • Meetings are attended by the Fellows and Associates, a selected group of exited entrepreneurs, angel investors, and partners from leading venture capital firms who invest in ventures.

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