The Health Stream helps technical teams bring their human health innovations to market through the advice and guidance of accomplished entrepreneurs, experienced operators, doctors, scientists, engineers, and investors in the life sciences domain.
Accepted startups attend up to five sessions between October and June to sharpen business objectives, prioritize time and resources, potentially raise capital, and engage with experts working on the frontiers of research. 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.
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The Health Stream is suited for companies focused on improving the quality, speed, cost, or accessibility of health care, in service of preventing, diagnosing, or treating medical conditions or improving the operational efficiency of the medical community. This stream is tailored towards early-stage companies (early venture or growth) or even projects (pre-incorporation); however, startups at all levels of maturity will be considered.
Example Innovation Areas:
The innovation areas noted above are not exhaustive.
Not sure if you are a fit? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and someone from the CDL Health team will be happy to talk with you.
CDL Health offers specializations at specific locations:
CDL mentors include accomplished entrepreneurs, experienced operators, active angel and venture investors, world-leading scientists, engineers, and technologists. Mentors meet every eight weeks to help founders set objectives over the program’s nine-month duration. Mentor and venture relationships are built through CDL-engineered interactions and, in some cases, extend beyond the program through ongoing advisory roles.
CDL Health operates out of the following locations. For more information or to schedule an introduction meeting with the CDL team, email email@example.com.
“CDL really sped things up for us. Having access to so many mentors and investors in a single room with unparalleled expertise in the life sciences helped us accelerate fundraising and prioritize operational milestones”
Correlia Biosystems, CEO & Co-Founder | CDL-Vancouver '18
“We are proud to be an alumni company of the Creative Destruction Lab program! The program enabled us to streamline our business goals, focus on scaling, and grow our networks. With the help of the program and its high-impact mentor pool, we were able to grow our company, begin a fundraise, and build a stronger foundation for success moving forward.“
CDL-Vancouver, Health 2019/20 Alumni