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Creative Destruction Lab invites applications from Northern FinTechs for 22/23 cohort

FinTech North / 8th June 2022

Calling all FinTechs!

The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a mentorship programme for massively scalable, science- and tech-driven startups. Their sweet spot is working with founders at the pre-seed/seed stage and helping them to set smart milestones over a 9-month period. CDL have curated a group of successful entrepreneurs, investors, and scientists/technologists who provide guidance to the founders as they build their businesses.

Since its inception in 2012, more than 4000 founders representing over 2300 companies have participated in our programme and have gone on to create over $18 billion in equity value. The programme doesn’t require reallocation to Oxford and is open to applications from anywhere in the world. Our next annual cohort runs from September 2022 to June 2023. CDL-Oxford admits companies in 4 specialised streams – AI, Health, Climate, and Fintech. Applications are now open.

CDL’s FinTech stream is for founders developing high impact and scalable solutions.  For more information on the FinTech programme please get in touch with Onur Aydogan at

Register for an upcoming introductory webinar to learn more about CDL here.


Apply to our 2022/2023 cohort to gain access to:

  • Expert Mentorship from entrepreneurs who have founded, led, and exited successful tech companies including Damian Kimmelman, James Lochrie, and James Cronin. 
  • Technical Advice from Chief Scientists and Economists who are leaders in their fields.
  • Hands-On support from top EMBA and MBA students – personalize with Oxford terminology.
  • Investor Networking Opportunities to connect with prominent Angel and VC investors.


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