The Driven Accelerator Group is a mentorship-driven incubator providing support and resources to startups founded by women and people of color. Driven's dedication to diversity in the tech industry makes it a fascinating look at how a business accelerator can target a social issue.
Based in Toronto, the Driven Accelerator Group hopes to have an impact on minority groups that founder Tamar-Melissa Huggins says feel excluded, endeavoring to help them see their ideas through to reality. The Group is founded on the principle that innovation will come from diversity, and that there are many existing stereotypes about the average tech industry worker that need to be reevaluated.
In a multi-cultural city like Toronto, it only makes sense that companies in a market as relevant as technology be led by a diverse team of leaders in which they feel represented.
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