Tech Undivided

Tech Undivided is an initiative for women tech founders to grow and scale their business. Focused on the pillars of raising capital, technology and IP commercialization, talent attraction and retention, and customer acquisition, Tech Undivided enables founders to accelerate business growth. Beyond technology and business support, Tech Undivided's vision is to reduce unconscious bias and create an inclusive tech ecosystem that increases representation and access to capital. It draws on the expertise of ventureLAB Advisors, Strategic Mentors, and industry partners to help you refine your product-market-fit, amplify sales, and navigate relevant sources of funding – and help hone your pitch to better prepare for customer and investor meetings.

Highlights

$2M
Investment through the government of canada's women's entrepreneurship strategy
24
COMPANIES ONBOARDED SINCE JANuary 2020
18
industry partners
50:50
Gender parity strategic mentor network
$200M+
Invested in our Companies

Explore the Program

Tech Undivided offers a comprehensive 6-month program to challenge women-led tech companies to scale their businesses. Through the pillars of capital, talent, technology, and customers, this program creates a support ecosystem of resources and networking opportunities for women founders to thrive. Tech Undivided is designed for founders building breakthrough solutions leveraging hardware and/or enterprise software technologies. It draws on the combined expertise of ventureLAB Advisors, Strategic Mentors, and exclusive partners to offer strategic and tactical support to help them refine their product-market-fit, amplify their sales, and navigate relevant sources of funding – and help hone their pitch to better prepare for customer and investor meetings. Drawing on decades of deep industry experience, a dedicated ventureLAB Advisor will work with you to put in place a growth plan that’s uniquely tailored for your business. Facilitated Founders Meetups with your cohort peers to share business and personal challenges, and offer each other peer-to-peer support. Access to our curated Strategic Mentor Network for additional business challenge-based support and guidance. Access to Sales & Marketing workshops, plus other monthly skills-building workshops as part of the ventureLAB community. Numerous opportunities to practice your pitch and seek real-time feedback, culminating in a company showcase during the Tech Undivided Demo Day. Free workspace (up to 2 badges) in the ventureLAB Innovation Space, a home for all your business needs, including access to virtual opportunities, networking events, and a community of tech founders. Building hardware products? Gain 24/7 access to a hardware lab with state-of-the-art specialized equipment. Strategic partner connections to help you scale. Support through the Capital Investment Program to identify potential public and private funding opportunities. Access to ventureLAB’s Alumni Network, which connects graduated ventureLAB founders from across the tech ecosystem to resources, networks, and opportunities. Additional program perks!

Advisors

Heather Crosbie

Advisor, Venture Growth
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Colin Hung

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Garry Chan

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John Pomeroy

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Ravi Gananathan

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Paul Rivett

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Yuri Navarro

Advisor, Venture Growth
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February 27, 2020

Tech Undivided - Introducing the Inaugural Cohort & Strategic Mentor Network

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November 8, 2021

Graduating Tech Undivided Cohort Brings Breakthrough Products to Market

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August 25, 2020

ventureLAB’s Tech Undivided Program Welcomes Second Cohort

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Companies Currently in the Program

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What type of companies do you help?

We work with innovative growth and scale-stage hardware or enterprise software companies with some market traction. Your company needs to be incorporated in Canada and have a business (CRA) number. Most importantly, you must be coachable!

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How do I join ventureLAB?

Apply to work with ventureLAB by filling in the form on our Apply page. Each year, we select over 100 ventures to join our diverse hub of founders. By working with ventureLAB, you’ll gain access to our initiatives focused on four pillars critical for any scaling company: raising capital, talent retention, commercializing technology and IP, and customer acquisition.

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Do you charge for services?

We take no equity in your company. Founders join small cohort sizes — meaning you get tailored, dedicated guidance to navigate your unique business challenges. You’ll develop relationships in a growing global community of mentors, investors, partners, manufacturers, supply chains, and fellow entrepreneurs, critical to the growth and scaling of your business.

Eligibility

High growth tech company that is actively generating revenue and is looking to grow and scale their customer base. A driven, coachable, and collaborative leadership team consisting of a female founder or co-founder and at least one full-time employee. Located in Southern Ontario or plan to establish long-term presence in Southern Ontario. You have a business (CRA) number. You are an incorporated company in Canada.

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