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Springboard's May 2015 Newsletter

Friday, May 22, 2015  
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Springboard's May2015 Newsletter







Star Potential: Introducing Our 2015 HIHCohort

Last week in DC,11 companieswith innovative health solutions,addressing unmet needsin everything from spinal cord injury and osteoarthritis to sleep health and nutrition, joined us from all across the countryfor Bootcamp to be inducted into the global Springboard portfolio.

The Talent Search Is On: Tech Innovation Hub

Applications for our 2015Tech Innovation Hub(aka Media/Tech Accelerator) have officially opened. Recruitment begins for women entrepreneurial leaders with new technologies in a digital media, security, cloud, transportation, and more. Please point candidates toour website,the application, or make adirect referral.Priority deadline:June 16th.

Almost Time for Center Stage: NYFTLab Demo Day

2015 NY FashionTech Lab Companiesareprepping for ourinvite-only Tech-RunwayDay on June 12 at Time Inc in NYC.They have been working directly withiconic fashion brands and retailersand will showcasetheir products to NYC'sfashion elite.


Are You the Next Australian Superstar?

We're on our way to OZ again this year the week of August 3 with adelegation of US entrepreneurs, investors, and advisors (flying at significantly reduced prices to Sydney) forBootcamp and other meetings with the burgeoning startup scene there.Interested in flying with us? or if you plan to be there, we'll send you event details. If not,support from afar by backingtheStartSomeGood campaign.




Important Springboard Dates

What Our Friends and Affiliates are Doing

Contribute to Research on Entrepreneurship

From Been There, Run That

Our Network in Books, Headlines and Bylines




Alumnae & Advisor Updates


Funds Raised and Exits

  • Canva(AUS2013)raised $6 millionandannounced"Canva for Work"
  • Genomic Expressions(SB2011)securedfundingfrom the Seattle Women's Impact Fund
  • PureWow(MT2008)(wowOwow), raised$2.5 millionled byPilot Group
  • zuChem(MW2005)secureda$1.2 million grantfrom the National Institute of Health
  • meQuilibrium(SB2011) raised$9 millionin aSeries B round from Safeguard Scientifics, Chrysalis Ventures, RIMEand returning private investors.

Portfolio Updates:

Alumnae & Advisor Updates


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