The Creative Destruction Lab is the country’s largest program for seed-stage science-based businesses with high potential for growth. In five years, this unique initiative has helped more than 500 startups grow, thrive and generate over $4.2 billion in equity value. In addition to CDL-Montreal, the program operates at the Sauder School of Business (UBC), Haskayne School of Business (University of Calgary), Rotman University (University of Toronto) Rowe School of Business (Dalhousie), Saïd School of Business (Oxford), HEC-Paris and HEC Montréal.
CDL-Montreal employs an objectives-based mentoring approach led by accomplished entrepreneurs and world-class angel investors, including Patrick Pichette (former Google CFO and Partner at iNovia Capital), Louis Têtu (Co-Founder of Taleo and CEO of Coveo) and Mike Cegelski (Managing Partner of Panache Ventures).
The purpose of this specialized program is to develop tech startups and create value, working closely and openly with the existing entrepreneurial ecosystem. CDL-Montreal will concentrate on the data science sector. Selected applicants will benefit from the world-renowned, cutting-edge research developed at Montreal’s Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO) with regard to data science, operational research and artificial intelligence.
The implementation of CDL-Montreal is under the leadership of Executive Education HEC Montréal.