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CDL Year

in Review


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 am so proud to have been part of CDL for the past 6 years. As a seasoned start-up veteran and someone who believes deep science is our only path to resiliency; I believe there is no better place in the world to build than with CDL.

Richard Titus • Fellow, CDL-Paris and CDL-Toronto Founder & CEO, Andronik

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

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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