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Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a nonprofit organization that delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies.
CDL has designed a new approach to enterprising research and innovation, nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset through expert opinion, funding opportunities, research analysis, and business development support.
The program is designed for early-stage, science-based technology companies, though we consider all applicants based on their potential to scale and the viability of their product. CDL’s objective-setting process enhances the performance of technical founders who learn from the insights of experienced entrepreneurs, increasing their probability of success.
To apply to the CDL program, you will be asked to follow these steps:
Step 1: Express your interest – We’ll send you a confirmation email with more information about CDL.
Step 2: Understanding CDL – In your confirmation email, you can either start your application or watch a webinar to learn more about our program
Step 3: Start your application – Sign up for your CDL Application Portal account, set-up your company profile, and start your application
Prepare for your Application
Review CDL’s specialized stream offerings
Watch a 15-minute webinar for an overview of the program
Browse CDL mentors who help our founder set objectives
Consider these topics/questions before beginning you application in the CDL Application Portal:
An informed understanding of CDL locations and stream selection
An overview of your company
Your team’s background
The core technology (and its differentiation)
Funding and revenue information