Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

Founded at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a nonprofit organization that delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies. CDL offers entrepreneurs mentorship from select entrepreneurs and angel investors, opportunities to raise capital, advice on technology roadmaps from CDL’s Chief Scientists, and business development support from top MBA students. CDL’s objective-setting process enhances the performance of technical founders who learn from the insights of experienced entrepreneurs, increasing their probability of success.

With locations across Canada, the United States, and Europe, CDL operates in 16 different streams including Artificial Intelligence, energy, neuroscience, supply chain optimization, and ocean and aerospace technologies.


Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
101 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 3E6

Areas of Expertise

Artificial intelligence
Blockchain technology
Climate research
Ocean technology
Advanced materials
Quantum technologies
Supply chain optimization
Risk management


Skills & Professional Development
Business Development & Consulting

Contact Information



Twitter: @CreativeDLab

LinkedIn: Creative Destruction Lab

Published: September 28, 2021

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