Creative Destruction Lab Seeks Scalable Science Startups

Do you have a technology or machine learning startup that is scalable?

The Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management is now accepting applications from ventures to be part of its fifth cohort during the upcoming academic year.

Since its inception, 125 ventures have been accepted into the Lab, of which 45 graduated. The ventures have thus far created a total equity value of $300 million.

The Creative Destruction Lab is a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based ventures. The nine-month program begins every September with two streams; one for technology ventures and a second exclusively for machine learning and artificial intelligence ventures.

The Lab will hold a half-day summer workshop on June 20 for select ventures that apply by June 1. The workshop will feature presentations by Lab team members and focus on entrepreneurial strategy, team building, and how to obtain seed-stage financing.

Founded by Prof. Ajay Agrawal, the Creative Destruction Lab leverages the Rotman School’s faculty and industry network as well as its location in the heart of Canada’s business capital.