Creative Destruction Lab Super Session is an annual showcase of our graduating early-stage tech companies. Due to the current circumstances during the COVID-19 crisis, CDL Super Session 2020 is cancelled.

Companies that successfully complete the CDL program at 6 sites, come together in one place to:

Attendees see new and exciting applications of diverse technologies from CDL’s 8 streams (Prime, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Energy, Health, Oceans,Quantum, and Space).

Previous Super Sessions

Keynote Speakers

On June 6, 2018, CDL-Global launched its talk series CDL Insights by hosting Life Beyond Earth, a fireside chat looking at the future of space exploration and human colonization of other planets. Transcending the natural limitations of living outside our blue planet, this conversation explored the current trajectory of technological improvements in interplanetary transportation, space robotics, and mining, to develop a deep understanding of the state of science and technology in building human colonies beyond earth.

We were skillfully guided by a commander of the International Space Station, a space flight participant, leader of an in-progress spacecraft mission to a near-earth asteroid, and the person under whose leadership NASA successfully landed two rovers on the red planet.

Read more about the announcement of the CDL Space Stream by Chris Hadfield.

Watch the Fireside Chat

On June 7, 2018, Vinod Khosla joined the Super Session to answer questions on a variety of topics including entrepreneurial attitude, creating development focus, fundraising strategies, and his own experiences as a founder and as an investor.

Khosla was one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems, where he served as its first CEO and Chairman in the early 1980s. In 1986, he became a general partner of the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In 2004 Khosla formed his own firm, Khosla Ventures, which focuses on venture investments in various technology sectors, most notably clean technology.

Read more on Vinod Khosla’s inspiring message to the Creative Destruction Lab.

Watch the Keynote

A group of CDL Alumni ventures were selected to present at the Super Session 2018.

Damon XLabs: Riding Innovation

Deep Genomics: How AI Will Disrupt Medicine

Kepler Communications: Space Access Redefined

Kyndi: Explainable AI for the Enterprise

Atomwise: AI in Pharma – Hype and Hope

Ecoation: Beyond Pesticides: How AI+IA can help us grow clean food

OTI Lumionics and Geordie Rose

Super Session Video Library

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