Attention Women in Tech Executives Leading Digital Media & Technology Companies: Springboard Media & Tech 2013 Applications now Open
May 31, 2013

Dear Women in Tech (CanWIT) Executives (Digital Media & Tech industries)

Springboard Enterprises, a venture catalyst for women-entrepreneurs, and a CanWIT partner have opened applications for Springboard: Media & Tech 2013. This community-driven accelerator program will qualify, coach and support women-led companies seeking strategic partnerships and capital in the digital media and technology industry.  We think this is an excellent opportunity and we hope you will consider applying before the June 14 attached and included more information below, but feel free to check out their website at  http://www.springboardenterprises.org/Media-Tech-2013  for additional details.  You may also contact their Manager of Programming, Tramaine Brathwaite, anytime at (202) 242-6282 or tramaine@springboardenterprises.org.

Warm Regards,

Emily Boucher, Executive Director, CanWIT
eboucher@cata.ca

Company Contact Information
Reference: Tramaine Brathwaite
Manager of Programming, Springboard Enterprises
202-242-6282/ tramaine@springboardenterprises.org
www.springboardenterprises.org


About Springboard: Media & Tech 2013

Springboard Enterprises (www.springboardenterprises.org ) is a national non-profit organization that has supported emerging growth ventures led by women for the past 13 years. They are currently recruiting women-led companies in the media and technology industry for their accelerator program: Springboard: Media & Tech 2012.

Since 2000, Springboard has coached and supported over 500 women-led companies that have raised nearly $6 billion in equity, grants and corporate investments. The program features in-person regional events and a hands-on, tailored coaching process as well as a one-day intensive Bootcamp workshop.  Participants gain unique exposure to Springboard’s nationwide network of seasoned entrepreneurs, VCs, angels, industry experts, corporate investors and strategic partners. It’s about building relationships, not just about raising capital. 

To learn more or apply, go to http://www.springboardenterprises.org/Media-Tech-2013

 Here are a few compelling reasons to get involved with Springboard:

-          National Network: 500 Investment Funds Have Funded Springboard Companies- Some of the top venture funds and angel groups have invested in Springboard companies including Canaan Partners, Venrock Associates, Flagship Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Polaris Ventures, Versant Ventures, Lilly BioVentures, ATV Capital, Oakwood Medical, Trident Capital and hundreds more.

-          Track Record of Results – Springboard Portfolio companies include Athenix, Minute Clinic, Constant  Contact, Via Cell, iRobot, Zipcar and hundreds of others which have generated positive returns  for investors including 10 IPOs and 80% of portfolio companies still in operation as merged or independent entities.

-          Convenience of Virtual Program Elements- Virtual screening and coaching elements of the program supplement in-person events and cut down on required travel time while maximizing exposure and connections. 

-           Exposure at In-Person Events – Our applicant interviews, our Bootcamp in NYC on August 21Assessment" panel sessions and other in-person program events offer selected companies an opportunity to network with Springboard alumnae entrepreneurs, investors, colleagues and industry experts.