June 15, 2022 – To say that Creative Destruction Lab’s (CDL) achievements this year were unexpected doesn’t quite cover it. 

The non-profit program for seed-stage, science and tech-based startups was launched in 2012 with the goal of facilitating $50 million (CAD) in equity value creation over five years. This year, the value created by participating ventures has exceeded $20 billion. CDL also announced a new site launch in Tartu, Estonia, which is set to accept its first cohort of companies in October 2022 for a new program year; launched several new streams including Manufacturing, Compute, Digital Society, and Web3; announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society; and after shifting to an entirely online model, sites began the return to in-person programming. 

CDL will finish the year with a virtual gathering of the community across 10 locations in 4 countries (Canada, US, UK, and France). From June 22 to 23, 210 graduating ventures will meet for CDL Super Session to showcase their breakthroughs, finalize early-stage investment and network with top technical and business talent. 

In addition to tremendous support from CDL Partners across all current 11 sites, CDL is proud to announce Takeda as a contributing Partner for Super Session 2022. Takeda is a values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader, committed to discovering and delivering life-transforming treatments.

CDL Super Session 2022 will feature a wide range of talent from diverse fields around the world. Companies from ten CDL sites — Toronto, Oxford, Paris, Atlanta, Wisconsin, Atlantic, Montreal, Rockies, Seattle, and Vancouver — will be there. Every stream from the 2021/22 Program Year will be represented by a featured venture graduate, including companies from CDL’s focus in Health, AI, Quantum, Matter, Oceans, Space, Prime (the general technology stream), Climate, Energy, Agriculture, Risk, Commerce, Supply Chain and Blockchain.

Participants will be briefed by top industry leaders: 

Featured Venture Graduates across the CDL locations include:

CDL Super Session 2022 is all about two days of learning, discussion and celebration, after concluding its 10th program year. 

If you are interested in observing CDL Super Session, please reach out at supersession@creativedestructionlab.com and someone from the CDL team will follow-up within 24 hours.

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Amarpreet Kaur
Associate Director, Creative Destruction Lab