ABOUT THE SPRINGBOARD ACCELERATOR
Our accelerator program serves as the pipeline into our community of world-class entrepreneurs, investors and business development professionals. We host programs annually in industry verticals such as: Life Science, Digital Health, Fashion Tech and Digital Media/Technology. We have partnerships with affiliates in Israel and Australia where we also co-produce programs in Life Science and Technology. Each accelerator class includes between 8-12 companies that are recruited, qualified and advised by our world class expert network.
Selected companies participate in an intensive Bootcamp, focusing on both the content and delivery of the company presentation, after which they are assigned a personal advisory team that provides input on business strategy and opens doors to relevant connections and opportunities. The program concludes with the opportunity to present before relevant audiences of investors and corporate partners.
We are “invested” in the long-term career success of our entrepreneurs. Springboard continues to serve as a relentless advocate for our entrepreneurs, building and leveraging our external relationships and the connections within our network to add value, whether by helping you get access when you need it, or by watching your back in the most challenging of circumstances. We target entrepreneurs who believe in the power of the network and will invest back in Springboard over their entrepreneurial career.
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WHAT MAKES SPRINGBOARD DIFFERENT?
In short, VCs invest financial capital, Springboard invests human capital.
We’re often asked how we’re different from the hundreds of other accelerator programs that exist around the world to help startups grow. Besides having a 19-year track record and experience working with nearly 800 companies, here are a few of the things that make Springboard unique:
We have a long term focus on the entrepreneur
We focus on time-efficient, strategic connections and coaching
We screen for coachability, whether you’re a serial entrepreneur or a first-timer
We consider ourselves a “post accelerator accelerator”
We have a vast but selective global network of innovators, investors and influencers
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
We’re looking for more than just “high-growth” and “women-led”
To be eligible for Springboard’s accelerator, there must be a woman in a senior management position with a significant equity stake in the company. Each program also generally has industry-specific or geographic-specific criteria. But beyond those eligibility requirements, there are a few other things we look for in the entrepreneurs we select.
Entrepreneurs that are receptive to coaching and feedback
Entrepreneurs whose identified needs align with relationships and expertise we have in our network
Entrepreneurs at or about to be at an inflection point of growth
Entrepreneurs in whom we can make a long term investment of human capital, and who in turn will invest back in Springboard