CDL helps innovators transition from science projects to high-growth companies.


Apply to the Creative Destruction Lab
Apply to the Creative Destruction Lab

“Our coaches break down complex business development challenges into eight-week objectives that enable founders to sharpen their focus.”

— Rachel Harris, Director, Creative Destruction Lab

The CDL is a seed-stage program. We focus on the transition phase from pre-seed to seed-stage funding.


Our coaches share founders’ ambition. They’ve pushed the boundaries of what’s possible in their own businesses.

Barney Pell

Founder, LocoMobi

Ted Livingston

Founder, Kik

Shivon Zilis

Founder, Bloomberg Beta

Lisa Shields

Founder, Hyperwallet System


Applications are now open