Ottawa, March 11, 2015...CATA’s Mobile Health Care Division, announced today a partnership with U.S. based Springboard Enterprises, to promote Springboard’s Health Innovation Hub to women led health care and life sciences enterprises in Canada.
Springboard’s Health Innovation Hub is a collaboration platform advancing the growth of digital health and life science companies led by women with significant potential for investment and partnerships.
David Farnes, National Spokesperson for CATA’s Health Care Division, said, “Our partnership aligns with our mission to bring together stakeholders who strongly believe that the greater adoption of mobile technology would significantly enhance the quality of health care services delivered to Canadian citizens as well as drive cost efficiencies throughout the healthcare system.”
Venture-catalyst Springboard Enterprises is the premier platform where influencers, investors and innovators meet to help women build ‘big businesses starting small’. Springboard sources, coaches, showcases and supports women-led growth companies seeking equity capital for product development and expansion.
562 women-led companies have participated in Springboard's accelerator programs; raising $6.6 billion, creating tens of thousands of new jobs, and generating billions of dollars in annual revenues. 81% of Springboard companies are still in business as independent or merged entities, including 11 IPOs and many are the technology engines of publicly traded companies.