The CDL Blockchain stream is now accepting applicants for the 2023/24 program year! Wave 1 application deadline is March 31st, 2023. Wave 2 (final) application deadline is June 16th, 2023. Please use the link below to submit your application:

Apply for the 2023/24 CDL Blockchain program

For founders pursuing commercial opportunities predicated on the application of blockchain technology. The Blockchain Stream at CDL-Toronto brings together experienced entrepreneurs, economists, and active investors to help scale ventures based around technologies underpinned by, or core to the advancement of, blockchain technology.

Startups attend an intensive 1-week virtual crypto-economics and business bootcamp in July instructed by industry and academic leaders in blockchain, crypto-economics, peer to peer networking, and entrepreneurship followed by five objective-setting sessions between October and June.

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.

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Who Should Apply?

The Blockchain Stream is suited to visionary, coachable founders building technologies across the blockchain technology stack. This stream is tailored towards early-stage companies (early venture or growth) or even projects (pre-incorporation); however, startups at all levels of maturity will be considered.

Example Innovation Areas

  • Decentralized payment networks
  • Decentralized savings/credit/lending platforms
  • Data privacy and security
  • Transaction monitoring and analysis
  • Layer two scaling solutions
  • Network interoperability solutions
  • Private key management solutions

The list above is not exhaustive.

The CDL Blockchain Stream admits one cohort annually at CDL-Toronto. For more information or to schedule an introductory meeting with the CDL team, email contact

Our Mentors

CDL mentors include accomplished entrepreneurs, experienced operators, and active angel and venture capital investors. Mentors meet every eight weeks to help founders set objectives over the program’s 10-month duration.

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Our Economists

Startups accepted to the CDL Blockchain Stream benefit from advising sessions with economists who are experts in market-design and crypto-economics. These experts help to evaluate approaches to building technology, suggest improvements, and to explore formal advising engagements.


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