CDL-Montreal operates out of HEC Montréal. Located in a city with a thriving artificial intelligence ecosystem, HEC Montréal is a leading business school and has been at the forefront of data science research for 40 years. CDL-Montreal runs a program focused on artificial intelligence and data science to capitalize on Montreal’s expertise in the sector. The city has the largest AI academic community globally, with 250 researchers and doctoral students in AI-related fields. Major players, such as DeepMind, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Samsung, are investing in Montreal’s AI ecosystem. CDL-Montreal also offers a stream for entrepreneurs working on problems related to supply chains, in collaboration with Scale AI, Canada’s Supercluster, whereby local partners in manufacturing, logistics and transport are leveraged.

CDL-Montreal Mentors have technology backgrounds in a variety of industries. All Mentors ▶︎

CDL-Montreal Streams

Artificial Intelligence

For founders pursuing commercial opportunities predicated on the application of machine learning.

Supply Chain

For founders applying artificial intelligence to supply chain visibility, optimization and improvement.


For founders leveraging blockchain technologies, who look for ways to massively scale their disruptive business models and explore new ways to govern communities and organizations.