Life Sciences
Innovation Program

Springboard’s Life Sciences Innovation Program is for women-led companies seeking funding, networking opportunities, and strategic partners in the life sciences and healthcare industries.

About the Program

Springboard’s Life Sciences Innovation Program is for women-led life sciences companies seeking growth, funding, and connections to experts and strategic partners for product development and expansion.

  • According to a report by Forbes, only 2% of venture capital funding goes to women-led startups in the life sciences and digital health industries. This is despite the fact that these startups have been shown to deliver higher returns on investment and drive more innovation. (Source: Forbes, “Investors Are Missing Out On Women-Led Startups. Here’s How They Can Fix That”).
  • According to a 2020 article from the San Francisco Business Times, women-led life science startups receive only 2% of venture capital funding despite making up 43% of the life sciences workforce. (Source: BizJournals, “Women Who Lead In Life Sciences”).

2023 Program Timeline

Application Launch

Now Open! 

Final Application Deadline

February 2023

Virtual Interviews

February 2023

Intensive Virtual Bootcamp Week

March 2023

Advisory Period

Q2-Q3 2023

Life Sciences Program Sponsors