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    Creative Destruction Lab was founded on August 2012. The company is based in Toronto. The number of employees in Creative Destruction Lab is less than 100. Creative destruction lab is a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science- and technology-based ventures.
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          Creative Destruction Lab has received 2 rounds of venture funding. The total funding amount is around $29M.

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                          • Haskayne’s CDL-Rockies helps innovators commercialize science and tech breakthroughs

                          • In the fourth quarter of 2021, the site’s participants eclipsed the $1 billion threshold of equity value creation — a figure that currently sits at $1.3 billion. Equity value creation is the overarching performance metric of the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) program and measures a company’s growth and progress after they graduate from CDL. It […]The post Haskayne’s CDL-Rockies helps innovators commercialize science and tech breakthroughs appeared first on Creative Destruction Lab.
                          • How CDL alums are charting the future course of food

                          • When it comes to the warming world, our diet is a major offender. The IPCC found that the food system—which includes everything from production and transport to storage, consumption, and waste—accounts for as much as 37 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why it’s imperative we change what’s on our plate. Scientists have […]The post How CDL alums are charting the future course of food appeared first on Creative Destruction Lab.
                          • Leader in Entrepreneurship Honoured with Top 40 Under 40® Award

                          • Toronto – Sonia Sennik, executive director of Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) and the CDL Rapid Screening Consortium, has been honoured as a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® for 2021. The award was announced today. Since joining the CDL in 2017, a not-for-profit organization that delivers a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based companies, […]The post Leader in Entrepreneurship Honoured with Top 40 Under 40® Award appeared first on Creative Destruction Lab.
                          • Creative Destruction Lab-Oxford launches its third programme year with two new streams: Climate and FinTech

                          • CDL-Oxford, part of the global network Creative Destruction Lab, has expanded its number of programme streams this year to include Climate and FinTech. Tackling some of our biggest global challenges, the Climate stream is aimed at founders with science and deep-tech innovations that address the important issues of climate change, environmental degradation, and biodiversity loss. […]The post Creative Destruction Lab-Oxford launches its third programme year with two new streams: Climate and FinTech appeared first on Creative Destruction Lab.
                          • MBA, PhD students say hands-on experience gained at CDL was ‘priceless’

                          • Rachel Taylor remembers one particular experience from her time at Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) vividly. She was an MBA student at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business, assigned by CDL to work with participating venture SBQuantum. “There was one six-week period where we had to have done like 50 customer discovery interviews,” she […]The post MBA, PhD students say hands-on experience gained at CDL was ‘priceless’ appeared first on Creative Destruction Lab.
                          • How CDL makes the high-stakes world of startups manageable for students

                          • “If you’re afraid of something, try to figure out why.” Lily Elsner says she received this advice from older alums at Wellesley College. So when she started her MBA at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, she decided to try out Creative Destruction Lab (CDL). She was intimidated by startups. Startups seemed high stakes […]The post How CDL makes the high-stakes world of startups manageable for students appeared first on Creative Destruction Lab.

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