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Creative Destruction Lab Fellowship Program

Build Something Massive with the Creative Destruction Lab Fellowship Program

Launch your entrepreneurial ambitions with a total value of over $27,200 in a scholarship award, guaranteed placement in the Creative Destruction Lab, sponsored access to key events and courses, a CDL alumni mentor, and a guaranteed paid internship.

The Creative Destruction Lab at the Rotman School of Management is a seed-stage program for massively scalable technology-based ventures. When the Lab was launched in 2012, the goal was for the ventures going through the program to create $50 million in equity value within five years. In that time, the equity value created has exceeded well over $1 billion.  

The CDL Fellowship Program has been created to unlock the entrepreneurial ambitions of up to 20 incoming Full-Time MBA students who are committed to exploring careers in entrepreneurship and start-ups. Selected students are supported by financial awards of up to $27,000, a guaranteed paid internship with a CDL venture, guaranteed placement in the Creative Destruction Lab strategic courses, and sponsored access to key events.

Our goal is to provide students with the means to pursue start-up experiences as the ultimate catalyst for re-framing their perspective around a future career defined by original thinking and innovation – a direct result of spending a significant amount of time in a venture with a deep commitment to massively scalable opportunities. This program is deeply connected to our values and future state at Rotman where students emulate a culture of innovation and have an ability to contribute to the start-up ecosystem in Canada as Rotman alumni who are well prepared to “inspire the bold thinking needed to solve the most pressing problems of our time.”

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The Creative Destruction Lab: Build Something Massive

Rotman MBA students play a vital role at the CDL.

The Creative Destruction Lab: Build Something Massive

The CDL provides a unique style of milestone-based coaching with the goal of maximizing equity value creation.

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