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


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

“Our mentors break down complex business development challenges into eight-week objectives that enable founders to sharpen their focus.” — Rachel Harris, Director, CDL-Toronto

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



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

Barney Pell

Co-founder and Chair, LocoMobi | Cofounder and CSO, Moon Express

Ted Livingston

Founder, Kik

Shivon Zilis

Project Director, Office of the CEO, Neuralink, Tesla

Lisa Shields

Founder, Hyperwallet System


Apply for the 2019/2020 cohort