Creative Destruction Lab’s program for massively scalable startups runs out of 12 locations globally with multiple specialized innovation streams. The 9-month program connects founders with world-class mentors who are exited entrepreneurs, scientists, and investors. CDL is a non-profit organization that takes no equity and does not charge fees.

Sign up for one of CDL’s Info Webinars to learn more about a specific stream or attend our 15-minute Intro Webinar if you’re unfamiliar with CDL.

Applications are due July 31, 2022. Let’s build something massive!


Creative Destruction Lab: An Introduction
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 Prime Webinar
For founders pursuing state of the art technological innovations across diverse industries. Distinct from CDL’s specialized streams that each focus on a particular industry or technology, CDL Prime admits diverse ventures pursuing many different applications of technology to industry problems.


CDL Ag Webinar
For founders building solutions applicable throughout the entire Ag value chain—from producer to plate.


CDL AI Webinar
For founders pursuing commercial opportunities predicated on the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence.


CDL Climate Webinar
For founders developing high impact and scalable solutions to help preserve and protect our planet.


CDL Commerce Webinar
For founders developing technologies that will transform the retail and CPG industries.


CDL Compute Webinar
For founders who seek to commercialize new computing hardware and/or software technologies that will impact humankind in the same ways the printing press, the personal computer, and the internet did.


CDL Energy Webinar
For founders developing transformational technologies for the energy industry.


CDL FinTech Webinar
For founders developing game-changing solutions for FinTech. The FinTech revolution is about to enter its next phase where innovation will go beyond bringing digital and online solutions to the finance industry.


CDL Health Webinar
For founders pursuing commercial opportunities predicated on translational science and technology innovations that improve human health and wellness CDL Health helps technical teams bring their human health innovations to market through the advice and guidance of accomplished entrepreneurs, experienced operators, doctors, scientists, engineers, and investors.


CDL Manufacturing Webinar
For founders using machine intelligence, IoT, cloud computing, robotics, 3D printing, new materials, and novel approaches to workforce augmentation to solve problems in manufacturing.


CDL Matter Webinar
For founders working on discovering, developing, or recycling advanced materials. The stream will focus on businesses that are identifying novel materials, new material discovery platforms, or characterization tools for new materials.


CDL Oceans Webinar
For founders focused on disrupting the ocean economy with digital technologies and sustainable solutions.


CDL Risk Webinar
For founders developing transformational technologies in risk management and insurance.


CDL Space Webinar
For founders pursuing commercial opportunities that exploit the recent drop in the cost of accessing space and enable humanity to benefit from space-based technologies.


CDL Supply Chain Webinar
For founders applying artificial intelligence to supply chain visibility, optimization and improvement.