CEO, Cultura Technologies (Volaris Group)
The CDL-Rockies’ Ag stream is based in Calgary and leverages the region’s vast pool of expertise in agricultural innovation to help founders rapidly scale and commercialize their science- or technology-based startup. CDL is an objectives-based program whereby founders work with and learn from experienced entrepreneurs, as well as world-class scientists, economists and business students with deep subject matter expertise. Companies enter the program through a competitive application process and, if accepted, will begin the nine-month program with a cohort of their peers.
CDL is a non-profit organization. There are no fees for participation and CDL does not take any equity. Learn more about the CDL program.
The CDL-Rockies’ Ag stream is ideal for founders building scalable solutions that are applicable throughout the Ag value chain. Ideal candidates are well on their way to developing an MVP, or are already in market with their product. CDL Ag focuses on new technologies with the potential to significantly impact or improve current operations within the following areas:
Example Innovation Areas
Not sure if CDL Ag is right for you? Contact, Kate Skotheim CDL-Rockies’ Ag Stream Manager, for more information or to speak with someone about the program.
Mentors form the backbone of all CDL programs by providing the expert guidance early-stage companies need to improve their probability of success. Those participating in the Ag stream are industry leaders, including accomplished entrepreneurs, experienced operators, active angel and venture investors and world-class scientists and economists.
Below, you’ll find information about a few of our distinguished CDL Ag stream mentors.
For more information or to schedule an introduction meeting with the CDL team, email:
Ag Stream Manager, CDL-Rockies
The mentorship provided through the CDL program had a significant impact on our company. Exposure to mentors with varied backgrounds provided us with new and valuable perspectives, and allowed us to build relationships with these phenomenal mentors, many of whom we would not have met otherwise.
Co-Founder/CEO, Provision Analytics