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

Partner, Bloomberg Beta | Director, OpenAI

Lisa Shields

Founder, Hyperwallet System