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MBA Alumni LifeLong Presents: Creative Destruction Lab

 This event occurred in the past.

Tuesday, March 10



Scheller College of Business

800 West Peachtree St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
LeCraw Auditorium


An Introduction to Scheller College's Creative Destruction Lab with Peter Thompson, Alexander Oettl, and Jonathan Giuliano

Click here to watch the recorded presentation.

Our spring 2020 MBA Alumni LifeLong Learning event featured Scheller College strategy & innovation professors, Peter Thompson, Alexander Oettl, and Jonathan Giuliano. These distinguished professors are also the co-site leads and academic director for the recently launched startup accelerator program, Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) Atlanta. 

For this presentation, Thompson, Oettl, and Giuliano gave an overview of CDL and its potential impact on Georgia Tech, Scheller College, Atlanta, and the startup community at large. They also discussed the many ways alumni can participate, support, and get involved with this exciting new program. 


Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), an objectives-based program for massively scalable science- and tech-based companies, is partnering with the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business for its next North American location, CDL-Atlanta.

The nine-month CDL program employs an objectives-based mentoring process to enhance the performance of technical founders who learn from the insights of experienced entrepreneurs, with the goal of maximizing equity-value creation. The program combines 4 elements to help companies transition from science projects to scalable and financeable companies:

  • Focused mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs who have founded, led, and sold significant tech companies
  • Technical advice from world-leading scientists, engineers, and economists, leaders in their respective fields
  • Hands-on support from top business students, who embed within the company to provide business support
  • Opportunities to raise capital, including angels and VCs from Europe and North America

Founded in 2012 by Professor Ajay Agrawal at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, the program has now expanded with locations in Oxford, Paris, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax. The successful commercialization of cutting-edge science and technology achieved through the program has led to the creation of over $4.5 billion in equity value.

Learn more about the Creative Destruction Lab program here: