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CDL Year

in Review

2021/22

Creative Destruction Lab’s mission is to enhance the commercialization of science for the betterment of humankind.

In a decade, CDL has brought together more than 15,000 founders with nearly 1,500 mentors across 19 streams in 10 locations, including five sites across Canada, two in Europe, and three in the US. In fall 2022, CDL will launch its 11th location in Tartu, Estonia.

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CDL Mentors

​I know first hand the transformational impact that the mentors at CDL can have since I participated in the program as a founder. I participate in CDL as a mentor to pay-it-forward by helping the next generation of founders succeed the way we have.

Michael Helander • Associate, CDL-Toronto Founder and CEO, OTI Lumionics

CDL's Commerce Stream has successfully brought together high potential, scalable startups in areas as diverse as e-commerce, supply chain, pricing and operations. The setup provides a low overhead way to identify and support these startups in a manner which is one of its kind and highly effective for mentors like me as well as for the startup founders.

Sid Mookerji • Founding Partner, CDL-Atlanta Managing Partner, Silicon Road Ventures

CDL-Estonia will infuse an advanced startup ecosystem with global capital and expertise.

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Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) partner to launch a unique program for seed-stage companies commercializing cancer research results.

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Launch of global CDL Space stream will unlock new worlds of possibility for founders. CDL’s global stream will build a bridge between space industries in North America and Europe.

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Creative Destruction Lab and Material Change Institute partner to accelerate investors onboarding for professionals seeking to break into the investment industry.

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In the midst of a digital transformation precipitated by a global pandemic, CDL is launching a specialized stream to advance core enabling technologies.

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Amid global demand, supply chain issues as well as shifting political and regulatory landscapes, CDL-Seattle is recruiting startups in the field of advanced manufacturing.

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