For Canadian innovators with entrepreneurial aspirations or the ecosystem participants supporting their journey, this first event in CDL Nurture’s Spinout Series will enable participants to learn from some of Canada’s best how to transition from an academic to a commercial mindset.


1. A panel discussion with Brendan Frey of Deep Genomics, and Christian Weedbrook of Xanadu, two academics turned founders of Unicorn startups

2. An overview of the commercialization landscape in Canada, and

3. A series of spinout examples highlighting key features of successful Canadian spinouts from an expert with 15+ years of experience.