Creative Destruction Lab New York City (CDL-NYC) is located at New York University’s Stern School of Business. The first and only CDL in the United States, CDL-NYC will foster an ecosystem to maximize the probability of success for science and technology-based, massively scalable, startups in the New York region and beyond. CDL-NYC will leverage the greater NYC region’s strengths as the world’s business capital, as host to the world’s foremost research institutions, and as the fastest growing hub in the U.S. for high-tech startups.  It currently offers the Prime stream, which supports disruptive startups across a breadth of industries, technologies and applications mirroring NYC’s diverse industry base.

One of the world’s premier management education schools and research centers, NYU Stern is located in the heart of downtown New York City.  Startups will gain access to business development support from Stern’s faculty and MBA students, and resources from NYU’s leading schools such as NYU Courant (Computer Science), NYU Tandon (Engineering) and NYU Langone Medical School.


The general technology or “Prime” stream includes startups in an array of industries with deep science and technology innovations. The Prime stream is industry agnostic, with startups tackling problems in healthcare, finance, media, retail, chemical, transportation, and energy sectors, amongst others. Technologies in the Prime stream include chemistry, biotechnology, medical, computer science, artificial intelligence, electronics, blockchain, and general IT applications.

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