Creative Destruction Lab West 2017 Cohort


Creative Destruction Lab West (CDL West) is now accepting applications for its January 2017 cohort.

CDL West is an expansion from the original Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business, a program that has created more than $800 million in equity in less than four years helping companies that have the potential to transform our social, industrial, and economic landscape. The CDL is one of the world’s premier seed stage programs for massively scalable science-based ventures. Notable graduates include: and others.

The program employs an objectives-based mentoring process with the goal of maximizing equity-value creation. The nine-month program begins every January and consists of:

  • Objectives-based mentorship from an elite group of successful entrepreneurs and angel investors
  • Opportunities to raise capital
  • Advice on technology roadmaps from the CDL’s Chief Scientists
  •  Business Development support from MBA students at the Sauder School of Business

25 companies will be invited into the January 2017 cohort and the first application deadline is Nov 4, 2016.

Ventures can apply online for the Creative Destruction Lab here.

Application Deadline: Nov 4, 2016
First Meeting: Jan 26, 2017


Mark Proudfoot