In the midst of a digital transformation precipitated by a global pandemic, Creative Destruction Lab-Vancouver is launching CDL Compute, a specialized stream to advance core enabling technologies that will have the impact of the printing press, personal computer or internet.
CDL-Vancouver is based at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.
The new stream will focus on scaling solutions for 5G and connectivity, edge, spatial compute, AV/VR and meta, as well as processing and decentralization, by bringing together world-renowned scientists, academics, visionary entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to provide mentorship, networking and investment opportunities to participating ventures.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for digital transformation, accelerating demand for faster and more efficient computing hardware and software technologies. Compounded by a global chip shortage, this need requires innovation and rapid development to fulfill.
CDL saw this opportunity and will support pre-seed and seed-stage startups in commercializing their revolutionary computing solutions.
“As the Internet is starting to evolve into Web 3.0, innovations here are exciting and timely. The CDL can serve pockets that are underserved,” says Boris Wertz, founder of Version One Ventures and early-stage investor in mission-driven startups.
“I see crypto/web3, AR/VR, robotics as early technologies that have not yet been fully tapped for potential. I am personally very bullish on this area and hope that we see new projects through CDL thinking about where to take computing next.”
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