SBE Australia


Springboard is a community of innovators, influencers and investors that help entrepreneurs build technology-focused companies. Since 2000, Springboard Enterprises has helped over 600 women-led companies around the world grow by leveraging our global peer network of experts who’ve “been there, run that.”

SBE Australia delivers the Springboard Enterprises Accelerator Program in Australia which launched in Australia in 2013 and has conducted 4 Bootcamp programs, for 36 high growth, women-led companies around Australia. The program is supported by both the US and Australian expert networks, including alumnae, our dedicated Australian board, a National Advisory board of key business influencers, and a nationwide network of corporate and government leaders, successful entrepreneurs, and investors who recruited, qualified and coached the 4 cohorts of technology and life science companies inducted into the Springboard network.  SB Australia’s impact and success is evident in the impressive statistics of success – over $120M raised by these companies, all are still in business, and over ⅓ have established a US office post-Springboard.

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What People Are Saying

kay_koplovitz“Australia’s business environment, the number of women running businesses, and Australian’s innovative approach to solving problems provided the right mix for our expansion of the Springboard Enterprises network to Australia.”

–Kay Koplovitz, Chairman, Springboard Enterprises

Clover_Moore“The Springboard Enterprise Australia Accelerator Program enables women led businesses with high-growth potential to further develop the skills for success. Women are underrepresented in high-growth industries across the world and this program will give them the local and international business networks and knowledge they need to develop their business even further.”

Lord Mayor Clover Moore of Sydney-

deb“The Springboard Enterprises Australia program is invaluable in preparing budding entrepreneurs for the capital raising process. The experience, mentoring and network were all positive benefits and contributed to our $1.25 million fundraising.”

Deb Noller, CEO & Co-Founder, Switch Automation

“Joining Springboard has made me smarter. It’s shaken thingannes up and fundamentally altered my journey as an entrepreneur.”

Anne Moore, Founder & CEO, Plando –

“It’slauren a great network of coaches, patrons and sponsors who absolutely open doors for you.”
Lauren Hall,  Founder & CEO, iVvy


Press Coverage

ShortPress – Springboard Australia: They’re helping female entrepreneurs get their share(Aug 25, 2016)
The Australian- Women’s incubator is worth copying (Aug 23, 2016)
The Australian – A Springboard for female founders (May 24, 2016)
Australian Financial Review Boss – A Springboard to more female entrepreneurs (May 19, 2016)
Sydney Morning Herald – Women must be better self promoters: TV pioneer (May 19, 2016)

Australian Financial Review – Female Start-ups pioneer said investment needed (May 19, 2016)
The Sydney Morning Herald – Women Need to Brag More (May 18, 2016) – Kay Koplovitz on Gender Diversity (May 17, 2016)
Smart Company – Why Female Entrepreneurs Struggle to Access Capital (March 31, 2015)
Startup Smart – Women Encouraged to Apply for Third Intake of Springboard Enterprises Accelerator Program (April 1, 2015)
City of Sydney – Giving Women a Springboard to Business Success (March 16, 2015)
The Sydney Morning Herald – Closing the Gender Funding Gap (March 5, 2015)
BRW – Women’s angel network Scale Investors bets on tech business Switch Automation (February 11 2015)
Australia Business Review – “These are the 10 Best Startup Accelerators & Incubators in Sydney” (February 2, 2015)
ABD Radio National – Kay Koplovitz on Springboard Enterprises (February 7, 2014)
StartupSmart – “Eight women-led start-ups selected for global ‘venture catalyst’ accelerator” (February 4, 2014)
The Australian – “Putting women on a springboard to success” (February 13, 2013)
Australian Financial Review – “Meet the women who completed Australia’s first bootcamp” (February 13, 2013)
Lateline, ABC News – Veteran of the American media industry Kay Koplovitz talks to The Business (February 12, 2013)
BRW – Female entrepreneurs prepare for mentoring boot camp with new Springboard program (February 11, 2013)
Smart Company – $5 Billion Program Set to Boost Female Entrepreneurship (May 18, 2012)