CDL-Vancouver (formerly known as CDL-West) is located in Vancouver, BC at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia. Vancouver is a fast-growing tech hub on the West Coast, combining a Silicon Valley time zone with an Asia-facing outlook. CDL-Vancouver hosts Advanced Therapies, Biomedical Engineering, Cancer, Compute, Climate, and Minerals, focusing on the convergence of technologies that improve human health and wellness and advance solutions to preserve our natural world.

CDL-Vancouver Mentors have technology backgrounds in a variety of industries.

CDL-Vancouver Streams


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.


For founders pursuing commercial opportunities predicated on translational science and technology innovations that improve human health and wellness.


For founders developing high impact and scalable solutions to help preserve and protect the natural world.


For founders who seek to commercialize hardware or software innovations that are enabling improvements in the efficiency, safety, productivity and sustainability of mineral exploration and the mining industry critical to society’s future.