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Build Something Massive with Rotman's Creative Destruction Lab

Event Details

Date: Wednesday October 09, 2019 | 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Speaker(s): Sonia Sennik, Executive Director
Valerie Chiykowski, Venture Manager
Malaika Kapur, Course Administrator
Venue: Rotman School of Management
105 Saint George Street
Fleck Atrium
Toronto, ON M5S 3E6
Cost: Free
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Welcome to this showcase during Rotman's Professional MBA Discovery Week.

Build Something Massive with Rotman's Creative Destruction Lab

October 9, 2019,6:00 - 7:30 PM | Registration starts at 5:30 PM 

Join us to learn about Rotman's Creative Destruction Lab - a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science- and technology-based companies - and how Rotman MBA students can get involved. This talk features:

  • Sonia Sennik, Executive Director
  • Valerie Chiykowski, Venture Manager
  • Malaika Kapur, Course Administrator

Launched in 2012 at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, the program has now expanded with locations in Vancouver (Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia), Calgary (Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary), Montreal (HEC Montréal), Halifax (Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University) and Oxford (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford). CDL is particularly well suited for early-stage companies with links to university research labs.

The program involves:

  • Mentorship from select entrepreneurs and angel investors
  • Opportunities to raise capital
  • Advice on technology roadmaps from world-class scientists
  • Business development support from top business students

CDL courses:

The CDL courses are targeted toward MBA students who are interested in careers in strategy, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, new product development, and economic development policy. The first year CDL intro course focuses on a framework for developing an entrepreneurial strategy and provides an introduction to artificial intelligence (AI) in the real business world. The second year CDL advanced course gives students the opportunity to study the process of commercializing technological innovation through a series of close interactions with real, early-stage technology ventures and their potential seed investors. Over the course of the nine-month CDL advanced course, students will have four core learning experiences:

  1. Evaluation of early-stage science and technology-based ventures;
  2. Exposure to CDL venture and mentor engagement and the investment process;
  3. Strategy instruction tailored to early-stage science and technology-based ventures;
  4. Business development and/or internal consulting experience with a CDL venture

Professional MBA Discovery Week

We're opening our doors, and inviting you in for an unparalleled view into the Rotman MBA and EMBA experience. From October 8-10, 2019, engage in a robust schedule of events designed to highlight what the Rotman School of Management has to offer to you as a working professional.

Discover 4 MBA programs for working professionals at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto: the Morning and Evening MBA, the One-Year Executive MBA, the Rotman-SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA and the Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences.

Drop in October 8-10, 2019 for sample classes, alumni panels, info sessions and more. Schedules and events will be updated as they are confirmed. Please visit rotman.utoronto.ca/discoveryweek often for more information.

Build Something Massive with Rotman's Creative Destruction Lab | Professional MBA Discovery Week | October 9


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