For founders pursuing commercial opportunities predicated on exploiting state of the art technological innovations that are outside the boundaries of the other streams.

Distinct from CDL’s specialized streams that each focus on a particular industry or technology type, CDL Prime admits diverse cohorts of ventures pursuing many different applications of technology to industry problems.

 

In 2012, the Creative Destruction Lab launched a general program that eventually became known as the CDL Prime Stream. In 2018, the stream will accept ventures at five CDL locations:

 

New for 2018: CDL-New York City’s annual Prime Cohort is composed primarily of ventures from the New York tristate area. The program accepts ventures from diverse fields including biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and blockchain.
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CDL-Toronto’s annual Prime Cohort is composed primarily of Ontario-based ventures. The program is industry- and technology-agnostic. Alumni include Thalmic Labs, and Atomwise.
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CDL-West’s annual Prime Cohort is composed primarily of British Columbia-based ventures. The program is industry- and technology-agnostic. Alumni include Ecoation, and Ionomr.
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CDL-Atlantic’s annual Prime Cohort is composed of ventures from Atlantic Canada. The program accepts ventures from diverse fields but focuses specifically on founders pursuing clean technologies and ocean-related technologies.
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CDL-Rockies’ annual Prime Cohort is composed primarily of ventures from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The program is industry and technology agnostic. Alumni include SensorUp, Swirltex, Neuraura, Zept and Vivametrica.
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“The CDL sessions were a great forcing mechanism to make progress and think about the right things. The steady pace and schedule of those meetings and having a no ‘bs group of people that would call you out if you didn’t deliver on what you’d said you’d do over the past 6 weeks was incredible…I think that it’s a great forcing mechanism, it helps crystallize what is important…a number of Fellows became our early investors in our angel round, which was fundamental to us having the capital to build the product, and at the time we went from early idea and prototype with that angel round and took it far enough to raise a Series A.”

Stephen Lake

Cofounder & CEO,

Thalmic Labs

CDL Alumnus ’12

 


The deadline to apply is August 12, 2018

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