About this Program
CDL helps innovators transition from science projects to high-growth scaleable companies.
The CDL program is a series of objectives-based meetings with our fellows; top angel investors & venture capitalists (Patrick Pichette, ex-CFO at Google), world-renowned scientists (e.g. Yoshua Bengio, A.I.) and leading business specialists.
CDL-Montreal takes no equity in the ventures that are admitted and charges no fees; it operates entirely from philanthropic donations.
We are complementary to incubator and accelerator programs, but as the only science-focused program of it's kind, we provide a type of support unmatched outside of Silicon Valley.
Our fellows & associates provide mentorship and typically offer significant capital investment.
Agriculture, Biotechnology, Business Products, Clean Technology, Industrial/Energy