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The Creative Destruction Lab – Bringing Health Innovation to Market through a Startup

July 16 @ 13:00 - 14:00 EDT

Event Description: Interested in commercializing your biomedical research but don’t know where to start? Join us on Tuesday, July 16th @ 1pm ET for a 30 min presentation and 30 min Q&A period with Mathew Platt, the Global Head of Venture Recruitment at the Creative Destruction Lab, to learn how academic founded startups productize and commercialize their innovations with the support of mentorship obtained through the Creative Destruction Lab program. Register here: www.tinyurl.com/CSMBxCDL

Presenter Bio: Mathew Platt spent 10 years as an academic in the health sciences, which culminated with a PhD in Human Physiology from the University of Guelph. In the Winter of 2019, Mathew pivoted towards entrepreneurship by launching the Guelph Chapter of the Science to Business Network, a non-profit event-based networking group that connects academics with non-academic career paths and mentors. In the Winter of 2020, Mathew formally launched his post-academic career with the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) as a Venture Manager, where he reviewed over 600 applications from deep tech seed-stage startups from around the world and worked with 30+ health tech startups as they participated in the CDL mentorship program. Over his 4+ years at CDL he’s managed and trained a diverse team both as the Associate Director of Health at CDL-Toronto, and now as the Head of Venture Recruitment for CDL’s international network of 13 sites and 33 cohorts, which admit 675+ seed-stage startups.

More about CDL: The Creative Destruction Lab is a philanthropic organization offering a comprehensive 5-day mentorship program for pre-seed to seed stage science and technology startups. Unlike programs designed for general businesses, CDL focuses sharply on ventures where their core differentiator is an innovation in science or technology. CDL operates a network of 13 international sites, each running a different collection of specialized venture cohorts (called streams). Each “stream” strategically combines mentors (entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, and economists) and admitted ventures into technology, vertical, or market-specific pools to optimize venture-mentor pairings. The program is competitive, meaning only ventures who receive an endorsement from a mentor (and an investment of that mentor’s time to support the founder) are invited back to subsequent mentorship sessions. CDL doesn’t require equity or payment from the startups; it is a program dedicated to nurturing innovation without a financial burden on the participating ventures. CDL does not offer lab space to participating ventures.

If you have any questions, please email Cathy Cozma (ecozma@bccrc.ca).



Website Links

Zoom registration: www.tinyurl.com/CSMBxCDL

Comprehensive 5-day mentorship program: https://creativedestructionlab.com/program/

International Sites: https://creativedestructionlab.com/locations/

Specialized venture cohorts: https://creativedestructionlab.com/streams/

Mentors: https://creativedestructionlab.com/mentors/

Admitted Ventures: https://creativedestructionlab.com/companies/



July 16
13:00 - 14:00 EDT




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