Health Innovation Hub

About the Health Innovation Hub

Springboard’s Health Innovation Hub is a program for women-led life science and digital health companies seeking seed and growth funding and expert connections. The program runs in two tracks: Life Science and Digital Health.

Selected companies will be matched with a team of relevant, targeted advisors and participate in several in-person and virtual workshops and presentation sessions throughout the year that provide exposure to influencers, active investors, and potential strategic partners.


Areas of Focus

2019 Life Sciences Track

2018 Digital Health Track

  • Novel Therapeutics
  • Small Molecule Therapeutics
  • Companion Diagnostics
  • Genomics
  • Imaging Tools
  • Clinical Trials Tech
  • Drug Development Tech
  • Rare Diseases
  • …and more
  • Caregiving Technology
  • Devices & Wearables
  • Monitoring Solutions
  • Medication Management
  • Nutrition Tools
  • Patient Care Coordination
  • Data Solutions
  • …and more


 Important Dates & Upcoming Events

2019 Life Sciences Track


2018 Digital Health Track

Application Opens February 4, 2019 Application Opens June 4, 2018
Priority Deadline March 1, 2019 Priority Deadline July 19, 2018
Final Deadline March 4, 2019 Final Deadline July 26, 2018
Regional Interviews April 2019 Regional Interviews September 2018
Bootcamp (Boston) May 13 – 15, 2019 Bootcamp October 17 – 19, 2018
Advisory Period  May- July 2019 Advisory Period  October 2018 – February 2019
Presentations July 2019 Presentations February 2019

What makes Springboard different?

15-Year Track Record19-Year Track Record Peer NetworkPeer Network Tailored AdvisoryTailored Advisory
 Our 735 companies have raised $8.7B including 17 IPOs and over 189 M&A Events  Alumnae community of 700+ founders and CEOs who’ve “Been There, Run That.”  Connections to relevant advisors based on your specific needs right now.
Equity0% Equity Required No RelocationNo Relocation Year-LongForever Program
Selected companies pay a $5,000 program fee. No need to uproot your company, we engage you virtually with our network. Ongoing opportunities for exposure and connections as an Alumna.

Application Criteria

check A woman in senior leadership with a significant equity stake check A track record of milestone achievement which may include: grants, clients, revenue
check Strategic alignment and potential to partner with our corporate partners check A credible core management team or ability to attract one


Get Involved with Springboard

The Health Innovation Hub is a diverse network of experts that helps women-led drug, diagnostic, device, and health technology companies accelerate through an inflection point of growth. Our core differentiator at Springboard is our network, we’ve assembled an all-star team of industry experts, influential business leaders, investors, and a peer network of entrepreneurs that we leverage to support each new class.

We welcome additions to our expert network:

  • Corporate Partner Sponsors. Corporations that recognize the value of working with our expert network of advisors, and entrepreneurs commercializing new drug, delivery, and diagnostic technologies.
  • Event and Workshop Sponsors. Law firms, accounting firms, and banks can boost brand visibility and build relationships early on with companies on the fast track.
  • Investors. Investors get early access to applicants and selected companies as a qualified source of additional deal flow.
  • Industry Experts. Industry experts and advisors can become a part of our curated expert network.
  • Pipeline Partner. Entrepreneurial and sector-focused business organizations, startup accelerators, angel networks and other groups can get priority review for their entrepreneurs.

Contact to get involved