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Creative Destruction Lab - Rockies

CDL-Rockies is driving innovation and economic growth

In five years, Creative Destruction Lab-Rockies’ alumni companies have created $1.7 billion in equity value. The CDL program works. Ventures that participate in the program receive mentorship, guidance and advice from the people who have been where they've been - and succeeded. This program is making a significant impact to Alberta's economy by helping innovators commercialize massively scalable science and technology-based breakthroughs.


Housed at the Haskayne School of Business, CDL-Rockies has worked with 333 ventures, over 100 mentors and nearly 200 Haskayne MBA students. With three program streams: Prime, Energy and Ag, CDL-Rockies alumni companies have created more than 950 jobs, raised $570 million in capital; $308 million of which were raised by Alberta-based companies. And this is just the beginning.

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Hear from CDL-Rockies alumni companies

Fluid Biomed

As neurosurgeons turned into first-time entrepreneurs, Dr. Alim Mitha and Dr. John Wong wanted to provide a better outcome for their patients suffering from consequences related to brain aneurisms, including stroke and paralysis. Their company, Fluid Biomed has developed the world’s first bio-absorbable hybrid polymer-metal flow-diverting stent to cure brain aneurisms.

Index Biosystems

Let your product tell the story. Co-founders Michael Borg and David Singer of Index Biosystems, are doing this by developing a unique BioTag, using yeast as a microscopic carrier with biological ID markers, and applying it to any product that could benefit from end-to-end supply chain transparency. Index Biosystems is tackling big problems related to food safety, traceability and supply chain management.


Meet John Redfern, CEO of Eavor Technologies Inc., a geothermal energy technology company developing the world’s first scalable form of clean dispatchable power. The Eavor-Loop™ repurposes suspended oil wells to form a closed-loop system capable of producing scalable and reliable, baseload power without GHG emissions, fracking, or earthquake risks. Companies like Eavor represent the Energy evolution.

Hear from Haskayne MBA students who participated in CDL-Rockies

Haskayne MBA and Executive MBA students have been raving about Creative Destruction Lab – Rockies (CDL-Rockies). Students work directly with the CDL-Rockies’ ventures and mentors to deepen their understanding of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, interact with capital providers and connect with a global network comprised of some of the most powerful minds in business, science and technology.

Terri May

Currently taking her MBA at the Haskayne School of Business. Terri is the Manager, Business & Operations at McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

Haitham Mansour

Alumni of the Haskayne Executive MBA'21, Haitham joined his CDL-Rockies venture after graduating. Currently the Business Lead at NanoTess.