CDL Atlantic

The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a global seed-stage program for massively scalable, science- and technology-based ventures that employs an objectives-based mentorship model. 

Founded at the University of Toronto, CDL now spans nine locations worldwide and offers 12 specialized streams. All CDL sites are housed in university business schools and offer MBA students a unique opportunity to:

  • Work with exciting, world-class early-stage companies
  • Gain exposure to Mentors and Corporate Partners
  • Learn how people allocate scarce resources
  • Learn about innovation and entrepreneurship


Pictured: CDL-Atlantic Memorial University student participants (Fall 2023), along with Dr. Carlos Bazan, Assistant Professor and Bronwyn Woolfry, Venture Manager, CDL-Atlantic

CDL-Atlantic, based at Dalhousie University, is the only location in Atlantic Canada. 

Through the generous gift from CDL-Atlantic Founding Partner Mr. Mark Dobbin, Memorial University MBA students can participate in CDL-Atlantic, alongside MBA students from Dalhousie University, University of New Brunswick, and Saint Mary’s University.

This program is currently not open for applications - please check back in September 2024.