Who We Are
Springboard is a community of innovators, influencers and investors that help entrepreneurs build technology-focused companies.
Since 2000, Springboard Enterprises has helped over 500 women-led companies around the world grow by leveraging our global peer network of experts who’ve “been there, run that.”
Springboard Enterprises Australia Accelerator Program was launched in 2012 at a star studded event hosted by the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore. 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 first two cohorts of 16 technology and life science companies inducted into the Springboard network.
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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)
What People Are Saying
“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
“The City [of Sydney] agreed to host this official [Springboard] launch because, as Australia’s global city, we must keep the entrepreneurial fires burning. Innovation, more than ever, is the name of the game.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore of Sydney-
“This is more than helping women entrepreneurs succeed, this is about tapping into the sustainable resources that make our nation competitive and great – our people. Springboard creates the light that not only exposes these talented individuals but also nourishes and grows their businesses.”
-Mike Baldwin, Executive Director of Innovation and Implementation, Westpac
“Springboard provides a unique service that helps women gain the necessary skills to drive their business ideas forward. Bloomberg is a company that supports women in business and finance, and we are pleased to work with organisations like Springboard.”
Amanda Dobbie, Former Head of Sales and Account Management, Bloomberg LP Australia and New Zealand