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Creative Destruction Lab

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based ventures. The program’s objective-setting process improves the performance of technical founders who learn from the insights of experienced entrepreneurs and othe mentors, increasing the founders' probability of success. Learn More

Creative Destruction Lab

  1. Focused mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs who have founded, led, and sold significant tech companies
     
  2. Technical advice from world-leading scientists, engineers, and economists
     
  3. Hands-on support from top business students, who embed within the venture to provide business support
     
  4. Opportunities to raise capital, including capital from angel investors and venture capital firms from Europe and North America

Creative Destruction Lab: Build Something Massive

CDL-Atlanta

CDL-Atlanta, at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, is located at the epicenter of commerce and innovation in the Southeast. Bolstered by the strength of the region’s successful entrepreneurs, elite researchers, and research institutions, CDL-Atlanta supports ventures innovating in commerce, consumer health, engineering, finance, logistics, public health, transportation, and more. Atlanta is headquarters to some of the world's largest corporations and a hub for global transportation and logistics, giving ventures access to a wide range of large addressable markets and partners in diverse industries.

CDL-Atlanta currently offers the Commerce stream. The Commerce stream brings together experienced, exited entrepreneurs, leading scientists, and active investors to help scale ventures whose technologies support the transformation of retail industries, including consumer packaged goods, and commercial-exchange markets. Students in the Technology Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER) program work with ventures in CDL-Atlanta. For more information about TI:GER click here.

Georgia Tech’s Scheller College is focused on innovation and technology and the impact evolving technologies have in the global marketplace. CDL offers a unique and proven opportunity for emerging science and technology-based businesses to accelerate their growth and quickly develop from market concept to market impact.

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Georgia Tech Scheller College is focused on innovation and technology and the impact evolving technologies have in the global marketplace. CDL offers a unique and proven opportunity for emerging science and technology-based businesses to accelerate their growth and quickly develop from market concept to market impact.

Dr. Maryam Alavi, Dean, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech

 

CDL gives business founders and MBA students an opportunity to engage with highly successful entrepreneurs and scientists and learn from their judgement.

Dr. Ajay Agrawal, Professor and Founder, Creative Destruction Lab
 
Contact

Peter Thompson
CDL-Atlanta Co-site Lead

404-510-1592

Alex Oettl
CDL-Atlanta Co-site Lead

404-385-4570

Jonathan Giuliano
CDL-Atlanta Academic Lead

404-385-3749