Creative Destruction Labs is coming to Halifax
Using Dalhousie's Rowe School of Business as a hub for the Atlantic branch of Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), will help promising start-up companies transition into high-growth companies.
Start-ups will be supported with the access to a strong network of seasoned entrepreneurs and investors and the 9-month program is based on milestone mentoring. Originally started in 2012 at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, CDL has been very effective in helping young companies moving forward, by strengthening and expanding their endeavours through exposure to expert guidance and critical investment opportunities. To date, CDL companies have generated more than $1-billion in equity value and earlier this year another branch was launched in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia.
What sets the Atlantic branch apart is the speciality program for ocean, clean and agri-food technology companies in addition to the general program. Through the collaboration with the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) and Dalhousie, CDL will draw on the strength that already exists in the region and will further support the commercial growth of cleantech, agriculture and ocean research.
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