CDL Nurture: Spinout Series

For Canadian innovators with entrepreneurial aspirations

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Module 1: How to Think About Spinning Out in Canada

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Please join us for the first event in CDL Nurture’s Spinout Series, to learn from some of Canada’s best on how to transition between an academic and a commercial mindset.

In Partnership With

Catalyst Legal Partner

Panelist Speakers

Brendan Frey 

Founder of Deep Genomics

Co-Founder of Vector Institute; Tenured UofT Professor

Christian Weedbrook

Founder & CEO of Xanadu

Former Postdoc, MIT & UofT

John Wilson

President & CEO of Innovate Calgary; 15 years experience spinning out companies

Jean-Nicolas Delage

Partner, Emerging and High Growth Companies at Osler

Creative Destruction Lab

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a nonprofit organization that delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies. Its nine-month program allows founders to learn from experienced entrepreneurs, increasing their likelihood of success. Founded in 2012 by Professor Ajay Agrawal at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, the program has expanded to 13 sites across seven countries: Oxford, Seattle, Paris, Atlanta, Madison, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Halifax, Berlin, Estonia, and Melbourne.


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