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

2017 Digital Health Track

2018 Life Sciences Track

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


 Important Dates & Upcoming Events

2017 Digital Health Track


2018 Life Sciences Track

Application Opens May 25 Application Opens December 5
Priority Deadline July 27 Priority Deadline January 23, 2018
Final Deadline July 31 Final Deadline January 30, 2018
Regional Interviews August – September Regional Interviews February – March 2018
Bootcamp October 25 – 27 Bootcamp April 2018 TBD
Advisory Period  November 2017 – February 2018 Advisory Period  April – July 2018
Presentations February – March 2018 Presentations July 2018

What makes Springboard different?

15-Year Track Record17-Year Track Record Peer NetworkPeer Network Tailored AdvisoryTailored Advisory
 Our 685 companies have raised $7.9B including 15 IPOs and over 170 M&A Events  Alumnae community of 680+ 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. We welcome warrant donations. 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