The program’s objective-setting process enhances the performance of technical founders who learn from the insights of experienced entrepreneurs, increasing their probability of success. Since 2012, over 1,000 founders representing more than 500 companies have participated in the CDL. The successful commercialisation of cutting-edge science achieved through the program has led to creation of over £2 billion in equity value. CDL-Oxford, hosted at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, is the first CDL site in Europe. Starting in the academic year 2019/20, it will offer the Artificial Intelligence Stream for 25 science and technology-based start-ups from across the UK, Europe and beyond.
Creative Destruction Lab Student Track
This co-curricular programme will give students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the entrepreneurial challenges of taking ideas from the sciences, especially around Artificial Intelligence, and turning them into commercially viable businesses that create impact.
Who is the programme for?
The Creative Destruction Lab Student Track is targeted toward MBA students but is also open to other SBS students, as well as all other students from the University of Oxford.
The Creative Destruction Lab Student Track has several components:
- A series of 5 masterclasses providing an introduction to Artificial Technologies and how they impact business deals and how to be an effective consultant.
- Student teams will be allocated to work with CDL-Oxford's Artificial Intelligence Stream and their 25 science and technology-based starts-ups from the UK, Europe, and beyond; working with founders to develop financial models, evaluate potential markets, and fine-tune strategies.
- Student teams will received team-based tutoring throughout the process.
It will run from early October 2019 to the end of April 2020.