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.
graduates across 16 streams
locations globally across 5 countries
equity value created since 2012, as priced by third party investors (CAD)
hands raised by CDL mentors to support ventures
CDL mentors engaged during program year
founders participated in the program
CDL has earned a global reputation for its deeply expert global mentoring network and rational, objective based model. Time and again, this combination has delivered to unlock the full potential of our some of our boldest new innovators.
Nicola Blackwood • Associate, CDL-Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford
CDL adds significant value to the startups in its Ocean cohort through a rigorous objective-based approach. With short time-lines between objective sprints, the startups are accountable to the CDL mentors and staff to reach and report on the milestones they set. This discipline can super-charge the important steps for the startup which are outlined in the objectives.
Millicent Pitts • Associate, CDL-Atlantic Executive Director, Ocean Exchange