The Creative Destruction Lab Super Session will be the premier showcase of early stage technology companies held in Canada.


What is the CDL Super Session?

Companies that have successfully completed the CDL program at 5 of Canada’s top universities will all be in one place to:

Attendees will see new and exciting applications of diverse technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, biological engineering, financial technology, energy technology, water technology and green engineering. The technologies on display will have wide-ranging implications for industries including energy, healthcare, construction, insurance, finance, computing, and agriculture.


Why a “Super Session?”

The CDL Super Session is structured to connect members of the CDL community from across Canada and beyond in a final session with all CDL 2017/18 graduate ventures.


CDL has rapidly grown from one cohort of 25 starting ventures in one location, to 11 cohorts in 5 locations. With approximately half of these graduating, this represents the largest gathering of deep science based, high potential start-ups in Canada.


The session will be curated to stimulate with world-leading expert speakers, and multiple parallel streams and break-outs to help connect the CDL’s Fellows, Associates, and venture founders with policy makers, venture capitalists, financiers, corporate partners, world-class scientists & technologists, and business talent. The first 4 CDL sessions at each site have helped to set trajectory and provide resources for the highest potential ventures. At the Super Session, we come together to provide the direction, connections and resources to turbo-charge these ventures to growth and impact.


Come and help us achieve and celebrate CDL’s mission – let’s build something massive, as CDL ventures help create jobs and positively impact the health and wellness of our people and planet, harnessing the remarkable inventiveness of our scientist founders.


It’s going to be an amazing two days. We look forward to your participation!


When and Where is the Super Session taking place?

June 6th & 7th 2018, at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)


Who can attend?

This is an invitation only, ticketed event.

Tickets will be available to the following:
CDL Venture Founders
CDL Fellows & Associates
CDL Scientists & Economists
CDL Founding Partners
CDL Business Course Students & Alumni
CDL Alumni Founders
CDL Corporate Partners
CDL University Faculty
Industry Partners
Venture Financiers

If you would like to be considered for an invitation, please fill in this online form.


Travel and Accommodation Information

Out of town guests should aim to arrive in Toronto on the evening of June 5th and expect to finish by 4pm on June 7th.

Hotel recommendations and rates will be provided upon registration.



For inquiries, please contact