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Creative Destruction Lab - Atlantic (CDL Atlantic)

The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), based at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, has recently emerged as the leading accelerator program in Canada. Through a cross-country expansion, CDL has partnered with Dalhousie’s Rowe School of Business to create CDL-Atlantic. CDL-Atlantic fosters the creation of powerful “blue-green” technology ventures through strategic alignment with Dalhousie’s world-class research expertise in ocean, clean, and environmental technology, as well as agri-food and bioproducts. CDL-Atlantic implements the methodology established at the Rotman School, which employs an objectives-based mentoring process led by highly accomplished entrepreneurs and angel investors focused on developing massively scalable, science-based startups, often predicated on ideas developed over years of university research. The program also provides companies with opportunities to raise capital and receive guidance on technology roadmaps from the Lab’s Chief Scientists – leading professors in science, engineering and computer science. Companies also receive business development support from business school faculty and MBA students. The program is focused on a single goal: equity value maximization.

Contact Information:


Rowe School of Business Dalhousie University Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building 6100 University Avenue PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia
6100 University Avenue, South End
Nova Scotia
B3H 1W7

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How we can help:

  • Acceleration & Incubation
  • Mentorship