Founding Partner, CDL-Rockies | Founder, CEO CNSRVX-Inc.
CDL Ag at CDL-Rockies. Scale and Commercialize Your Startup with the Support of Industry Leaders
The CDL-Rockies’ Ag stream is based in Calgary and leverages the region’s vast pool of expertise in agricultural technology and science to help founders massively scale and rapidly commercialize their startup. CDL is an objective-based program whereby founders work with and learn from experienced entrepreneurs, as well as world-class scientists, economists and business students with deep subject matter expertise. Companies enter the program through a competitive application process and, if accepted, will begin the nine-month program with a cohort of their peers.
CDL is a non-profit organization. There are no fees for participation and CDL does not take any equity. Learn more about the CDL program.
The CDL-Rockies’ Ag stream is for founders building scalable solutions applicable throughout the entire AgriFood value chain—from producer to plate. CDL Ag will focus on new technologies with the potential to significantly impact or improve current operations within the following areas:
Example Innovation Areas
Ideal candidates will be based in Canada or the United States and consist of a team with two to four technical co-founders with industry experience. At least one founder will be full time and the venture will either have a CEO in place or a suitable candidate already on the team. Their technology will be at a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of three and above (3+), patented or patentable, owned by the founder and have the potential to be massively scalable.
Not sure if CDL Ag is right for you? Contact Kari Gordon, CDL-Rockies’ Director of Programming, for more information or to speak with someone about the program.
Mentors form the backbone of all CDL programs by providing the expert guidance early-stage companies need to improve their probability of success. Those participating in the Ag stream are industry leaders, including accomplished entrepreneurs, experienced operators, active angel and venture investors and world-class scientists and economists.
Below, you’ll find information about a few of our distinguished CDL Ag stream mentors.
For more information or to schedule an introduction meeting with the CDL team, email:
Ag Stream Manager, CDL-Rockies