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Creative Destruction Lab Launches New Global Space Stream at Georgia Tech Scheller

The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) has added a new site for its Space stream at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. CDL-Atlanta delivers an objectives-based, nine-month mentorship program for massively scalable science- and tech-based startups. Georgia Tech MBA and Ph.D. students engage with CDL through the TI:GER program, which features curriculum that prepares students to undertake innovation projects with CDL ventures.

Atlanta offers one of the nation’s strongest networks of space professionals and scientists. Home to one of the country’s top-ranked aerospace programs, Georgia Tech attracts some of the most talented minds working in space technology. The addition of the new Space stream to the Scheller ecosystem brings a worldwide network of space innovators and investors to the business school’s home in Midtown Atlanta. The global program broadens the horizon of opportunity for both founders and students.

“My long-term dream has always been space colonization,” said JP James, CDL-Atlanta mentor and chairman and lead investor at Hive Financial Systems. “But the path from here to there requires a combination of expertise, entrepreneurship, capital, and government support. CDL connects all of these components in a transformative way."

Dr. Mark Costello, chair of the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech, said that this is “an incredibly exciting time” for space technology entrepreneurs like those who will be supported by CDL’s new stream. “The coalescence of affordable access to space and emerging technologies has set the stage for many new business opportunities." 

Ventures developing upstream and downstream space technologies are invited to apply. 

  • Earth observation,
  • Satellite communications,
  • Position and navigation,
  • Automation and space situational awareness,
  • Robotics,
  • Moonshoots.

For Georgia Tech MBA and Ph.D. students who want to engage with the Space stream, gaining admission to the TI:GER program and successfully completing TI:GER coursework in the first term is a prerequisite to CDL-Atlanta participation in the second and third terms of the program.  

Learn more: Launch of Global CDL Space Stream Will Unlock New Worlds of Possibility for Founders

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