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    Advance your tech career or business with our programs!

    DRIVEN Accelerator Group trains and supports underrepresented individuals to become innovators and creators in digital technology.

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Teach

Our programs are thoughtfully curated, from optimizing workflow, tools provided, skills taught, to network connections and fostering a culture of growth - we aim to increase your chance of success.

Engage

We deliver more than valuable training - we’re mentorship focused putting people first. We embrace Lean principles and an iterative process to create and deliver innovative curriculums that our participants leverage to succeed faster.

Inspire

Our Alumni network along with the people DRIVEN connects you with offer insight and a forum to share experiences, strategy and advice. This open access guarantees you will not only build a meaningful career or company, but will grow as a leader.

Jerome Kisting

Manager / Toronto Enterprise Fund and Community Investments

The Toronto Enterprise Fund (TEF) is very excited to support DRIVEN. The organization is an innovative approach to ease the entry of underrepresented groups into the tech sector. TEF is delighted to be associated with an initiative that will lower the employment barriers to entry in this sector.

Why Apply to DRIVEN's Programs?

We were founded on the principle that resources and opportunities offer the most value when all individuals have equal access. We pride ourselves on working alongside our program participants to help navigate the journey of building a career or business in tech.

OUR COMMITMENT :

1.  Teach women, people of colour, youth and highly skilled newcomers the concepts and tools essential to building their career or idea into a successful business

2.  Connect a community of entrepreneurs, technologists and investors that share in the beliefs that big ideas are supported by hard-work and access to opportunity should be equal

3.  We push boundaries by taking calculated risks that drive meaningful progress – we don’t shy away from the unconventional and invest our resources in those who have the vision to execute their ideas and be successful


  • Specialized Focus

    We provide a supportive environment that understands the unique challenges you will face.

  • Dedicated Educators

    Our dedicated and experienced educators provide weekly in-person programming lessons that teach all aspects of business and product development.

  • Mentor Network

    Our mentors are really here to help you work through those tough spots, challenge your thinking and guide you to success.

  • Showcase

    We prepare you for your big interview, and connect you to potential users, future team members and promising investment opportunities


Featured Mentors

GLORIA ROHEIM MCRAE

AMBER MAC

ANIL BHOLE

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Yohannes Tadesse

Co-founder / CrowdMax

My startup was part of the inaugural cohort of the Driven Startup Program that launched in the Fall of 2012. From day one, Tamar’s infectious determination and passion to succeed permeated through her actions and all of her communications. Her ability to inspire the cohort and simultaneously corral some of Toronto’s best and brightest to provide us with invaluable mentoring is something we will appreciate for a long time.

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