Polkadex has been accepted into the Creative Destruction Lab program

An important step towards becoming the trading engine of Web3 and DeFi!

2 min readSep 2, 2021

The Polkadex team is proud to announce we have been accepted into the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) program at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto!

After an intensive bootcamp and a rigorous selection process with dozens of other startups, Polkadex was among a handful selected to participate in the Blockchain Stream of the CDL program. This selection is a testament to the unique potential of Polkadex and the visionary nature of its founders and team.

Participating in CDL will allow Polkadex to continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in the crypto, DeFi, and Web3 spaces. CDL will also give Polkadex access to the tools and mentorship necessary to massively scale our solutions.

For the next 10 months, the Polkadex team will meet with CDL mentors, including accomplished entrepreneurs, experienced operators, and active angel & venture capital investors. They will help the Polkadex founders and team set objectives to ensure Polkadex’s growth.

We are ready to “Build Something Massive”

What is CDL?

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a nonprofit organization that delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies. Its nine-month program allows founders to learn from experienced entrepreneurs, increasing their likelihood of success.

Founded in 2012 by Professor Ajay Agrawal at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, the program has expanded to nine sites across four countries: Oxford (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford), Paris (HEC Paris), Atlanta (Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology), Madison (Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison), Seattle (University of Washington, Foster School of Business), Vancouver (Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia), Montreal (HEC Montréal), Calgary (Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary), and Halifax (Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University).

Since its inception, companies that have participated in the CDL program have created more than $13 billion (CAD) in equity value. CDL alumni include North (Waterloo), Atomwise (San Francisco), Kyndi (Palo Alto), Xanadu (Toronto), BenchSci (Toronto), Kheiron Medical (London), and Roadbotics (Pittsburgh).

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