Springboard offers Australia's female entrepreneurs a fast lane to growth

19 October 2012

Springboard Enterprises, a not-for-profit equity funding program aimed specifically at linking female entrepreneurs with global investors and industry experts, is offering NSW women business operators the chance to accelerate their capacity for success.

The global network group has helped raise $5.5 billion in venture capital for a range of companies in the past 12 years and has an 85 per cent success rate in linking female entrepreneurs with global investors and industry leaders.

The group, which has a NSW chapter, is calling for Australian women-led early stage businesses to apply for the opportunity to take part in the Springboard: Australia 2013 accelerator program.

The 12-month program, an Australian first, will give successful applicants priority links with potential investors and partners utilising Springboard Enterprises networks.

Participants will also have access to targeted, in-person coaching and virtual coaching sessions with industry experts and a variety of potential feedback-driven presentation opportunities.

Application Criteria

  • A woman in a senior position with a significant equity stake
  • A qualified and profitable market opportunity with competitive advantage
  • A track record of milestone achievement, e.g. grants, clients, revenue
  • A credible core management team or ability to attract one
  • Headquartered in or have significant operations in Australia

Applications are being accepted from high-growth companies across a variety of industries, including (but not limited to) life sciences, biotechnology, diagnostics, high tech, digital media and retail.

NSW Trade & Investment is a pipeline partner of Springboard Australia.

For more information go to www.springboardenterprises.org/australia.