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.
ventures admitted into the program in 2021/22
locations globally across 5 countries
equity value created since 2012, as priced by third party investors (CAD)
sessions hosted by CDL Sites
hands raised by CDL mentors to support ventures
founders participated in the program
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