For founders developing highly scalable deep-tech solutions in therapeutics and diagnostics that significantly improve human health.

The Health Stream at CDL-Oxford provides exceptional founders with the opportunity to accelerate the commercialization of their health innovation by leveraging the guidance and mentorship of accomplished entrepreneurs, experienced operators, subject matter experts, clinicians and investors in the life science and healthcare industry.

CDL startups work with these mentors to sharpen objectives, prioritize time and resources, raise capital, and engage with experts working on the frontiers of research.

The startups attend 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.

Who Should Apply?

The Health Stream at CDL-Oxford is particularly suited to founders building in therapeutics, diagnostics, digital health and medical devices that significantly impacts the speed, quality, cost and access to healthcare. This stream is tailored towards early-stage companies (early venture or growth) and ideally pre-series A ventures.

Example Innovation Areas

  • Therapeutics: Early stage drug discovery; Biotech; Genomics
  • Diagnostics: Biomarkers; predictive analytics; medical devices; Remote monitoring
  • Digital: Digital therapeutics, AI-enabled decision support tools
  • Med device: Interventional catheters, portable/ modular diagnostics devices

The list above is not exhaustive. Contact to discuss the program and your venture with someone from the CDL-Oxford Health stream.

Our Mentors

CDL mentors include accomplished entrepreneurs, experienced operators, active angel and venture investors, world-leading scientists, engineers, and economists. Mentors meet every eight weeks at CDL-Oxford to help founders set objectives over the program’s nine-month duration.

Companies accepted to the CDL Health Stream benefit from tailored mentorship to enable massive scaling in both existing and new markets. These experts meet with companies periodically to evaluate their technologies, suggest improvements, and to explore formal advising engagements.

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For more information or to schedule an introduction meeting with the CDL team, email

To any founder considering to join Creative Destruction Lab – just do it, you will hardly get the chance to meet so many interesting and experienced people in your specific industry at the same time – all willing to support you in your journey!

David Gorgan

Nostos Genomics

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