Welcome to DRIVN, the mobile platform partner for elite athletic teams, fitness, health and wellness groups.
In many ways this is my dream company combining a lifelong passion for playing and coaching sports with an extensive tech leadership background. They say timing is everything. When Matt, Rob and I set out to explore this market, we had a hunch there was a gap in the market. What we didn’t see is the huge opportunity between youth scheduling apps and deeply technical sports sciences apps.
There are plenty of great companies building biometric devices and individual fitness trackers but there are very few building team oriented apps – a coach recently described us as “operating system for our team”. I love that. Another hockey operations person referred to us as a “personal assistant for the players”. I love that too. The simple fact is as we went out and talked to teams we consistently heard “I have a guy building me an app” – which would inevitably be a handful of custom screens with 10k or more already invested – or that they were using text, email, printouts and occasionally Google Docs. All this led us to believe that coaching is ready for disruption.
Athletes need a vehicle for better connection: with the coaching staff, trainers, and each other. Coaches need a way to improve logistics and bring consistency to their game and practice plans, and multi-media to their motivational material. All this delivered to the players on a mobile “stream” similar to the other popular social media apps the players are in while getting a notification from DRIVN (e.g. “Bus changed to 4:00 from 3:30”).
I am humbled and honored to be working with some of the best teams even before our official launch. These teams have pushed us to the next level with every new delivery. These early customers are our lifeblood. Equally I am blessed with 3 great co-founders; Matt whose gifts of natural leadership, tenacity, and business development skills help bring visionary product leadership, Rob who I’ve worked with for over 8 years and is a brilliant technologist and equally terrific business partner, and Breakaway – John and Denny – who support us, hold us accountable, and most importantly challenge us to think big and broad.
Together we will help you Find Your Better. Welcome to DRIVN.