Health Innovation Hub 2017

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About the Program

Springboard’s Health Innovation Hub is a program for women-led healthcare and life science companies seeking seed and growth funding and expert connections to develop solutions in pharma, including new drugs, diagnostics, pharma technologies, and drug-delivery devices.

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
  • Novel Therapeutics
  • Small Molecule Therapeutics
  • Companion Diagnostics
  • Genomics
  • Imaging Tools
  • Clinical Trials Tech
  • Drug Development Tech
  • …and more

 Important Dates & Upcoming Events

Application Opens January 7
Priority Deadline February 2
Final Deadline February 6
Regional Interviews February 24 – March 15 New York, DC, Chicago, Toronto, San Francisco
Selection Notification March 17
Bootcamp April TBD Boston, MA
Advisory Period  May – June
Presentations June TBD San Francisco, CA

What makes Springboard different?


15-Year Track Record17-Year Track Record Peer NetworkPeer Network Tailored AdvisoryTailored Advisory
 Our 661 companies have raised $7.5B including 14 IPOs and 168 M&A Events  Alumnae community of 650+ 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

Sponsors & Supporters

Springboard Enterprises Patron Sponsors

Corporate Partners

About Springboard

Since 2000, Springboard Enterprises has served as a resource hub of influencers, investors, and innovators engaged in helping women build big businesses. Springboard sources, coaches, showcases and supports women-led growth companies seeking investment of financial and human capital for product development and expansion.

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