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Creative Destruction Lab – Montréal


The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a seed-stage program for businesses with high potential for growth. The CDL-Montreal program is focused on data science, with specialized streams for entrepreneurs in artificial intelligence and supply chain–related fields.


Build Something Massive.


CDL is the country’s largest program for massively scalable high-tech and science-based ventures. It is committed to maximizing development and creating value for each of its participants.

Special Features

  • Focused mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs who have founded, led and sold significant tech companies.
  • Intensive one-day sessions every eight weeks to assess the progress of ventures and set new short-term objectives.
  • Opportunities to secure funding through the CDL network, including angel investors and partners from leading venture capital firms.
  • Technical advice from world-leading scientists from prominent academic institutions.
  • Hands-on support from top MBA students, who embed within the company to provide business support.
  • No fees for participation in the program.

 

Facts and Figures

2 cohorts per year: AI and supply chain

 

 

120 +

MENTORS
business and science mentors, including internationally renowned experts.

 

150 +

PROSPECTIVES CANDIDATES
in 2021, 70 from abroad.

 

23

GRADUATE START-UPS
from CDL-Montreal in 2020–2021.

 

230

PARTICIPATING START-UPS
and $1 billion in Equity Value Creation (EVC) five years into CDL-Montreal’s existence.

 

Founding Partners

 

BMO

RBC

espace CDPQ

Banque Nationale

PCC

Partner

ScaleAI

With the support of:
Gouvernement du Québec

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