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.

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Benji Eisenberg
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Overview
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  • World-renowned experts from leading academic institutions provide technical feedback to founders and advise the Fellows and Associates on objectives related to technology validation.
  • MBA students work with founders to develop financial models, evaluate potential markets, and fine-tune strategies for scaling. The program is designed for early-stage, science-based technology companies, though we consider all applicants based on their potential to scale and the viability of their product.
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Streams

As of 2018, the CDL has eight streams across its six locations:

  • Artificial Intelligence: For founders pursuing commercial opportunities predicated on the application of machine learning. (Montreal, Toronto)
  • Blockchain-AI: For founders pursuing commercial opportunities that benefit from exploiting a combination of blockchain and machine learning technologies. (Toronto)
  • Cities: For founders pursuing commercial opportunities that enhance the productivity and livability of cities and neighbourhoods through, for example, the application of machine intelligence to public infrastructure or commercial real estate. (Toronto)
  • Energy: For founders developing transformational technologies for the energy industry. (Calgary)
  • Health: For founders pursuing commercial opportunities predicated on translational science and technology innovations that improve human health and wellness. (Toronto, Vancouver)
  • Prime (General Technology): For founders pursuing commercial opportunities predicated on exploiting state of the art technological innovations that are outside the boundaries of the other streams. (Calgary, Halifax, New York City, Toronto, Vancouver)
  • Quantum: For founders pursuing commercial opportunities at the intersection of quantum computing and machine learning. (Toronto)
  • Space: For founders pursuing commercial opportunities that exploit the recent drop in the cost of accessing space. (Toronto)

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