I’ve recently connected with Springboard Enterprises, an innovative organization that showcases high-quality, women-led companies that are seeking investors. Springboard has a good track record for facilitating spin-out companies (success stories include Constant Contact, ZipCar, Tikatok, and many more) and is providing great opportunities for women entrepreneurs.
Their new Springboard: Life Science 2012 program will recruit early-stage ventures in biotechnology, medical devices, health care information technology (IT), and other related sectors looking for institutional funding. They’ll screen and coach a selected group with the help of Springboard’s Life Science Council and a community of entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts.
As a woman entrepreneur myself, I am inspired and excited by Springboard’s efforts. Their overall mission and the new Life Science 2012 program provide a great opportunity for technology transfer offices to encourage women entrepreneurs to participate and leverage potential resources for getting new spin-out companies off the ground.
Those interested in participating or learning more can reach out to Katie Gage, Manager of Programming, or visit Springboard’s forum programs Web page. The deadline to apply for the Life Science 2012 program is April 3rd. Applications for their digital media/technology program will open in mid-April.