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
ventures saved by one hand in Session #4
CDL provides an extraordinary environment where venture companies meet a global community of highly experienced mentors. It is a setting where enduring relationships are built, and great things are accomplished. The experience is impactful for everyone involved; ventures are guided by experienced passionate mentors and mentors are introduced to the brightest minds and newest ideas that advance the way the world works.
Patricia Hume • Associate, CDL-Rockies and CDL-Wisconsin CEO, Canvas
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