December 18, 2016

CATA CEO, John Reid Named to Springboard Enterprises Canada Advisory Board: first focus women-led companies in the Pharma sector

reidwithglobeCATA CEO, John Reid, Named to Springboard, Advisory Board

Washington, D.C… Springboard Enterprises has announced the appointment of CATA CEO, John Reid to its Canadian Advisory Board, and has now joined forces with CATAAlliance to identify Women led enterprises in the growing Pharma sector seeking growth funding and expert connections.

Springboard’s Canadian Advisory Council is made up of a curated group of well-connected experts from across the tech and life science spaces, including, Karima Bawa, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance and Innovation, Debora Bielecki, Partner, Bielecki & Associates, Ela Borenstein, Managing Partner, BDC Capital, Gail Garland, CEO, Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization, Lorelei Graham, Partner Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, and Jeff Turner, President & CEO Defyrus, Inc.


Call for Expression of Interest: Health Innovation Hub

Applications are accepted globally from women-led companies raising capital in the next 12-18 months that are seeking growth funding and expert connections to develop solutions in pharma,  including new drugs, diagnostics, pharma technologies, and drug-delivery devices.

For further details (i.e., a briefing note), please email CATA CEO, John Reid, at with Springboard Enterprises in the Subject Line.

About Springboard Enterprises

Springboard accelerates the growth of entrepreneurial companies led by women through access to essential resources and a global community of experts. It is the leading network of influencers, investors and innovators dedicated to building high-growth companies led by women. Since 2000 (and as of November 2016), 642 Springboard portfolio companies seeking investment of financial and human capital for product development and expansion have raised $7.4 billion (USD), created tens of thousands of new jobs, and generated billions of dollars in annual revenues. Over 80% of Springboard companies are growing as independent or merged entities, including 13 IPOs, more than 150 M&A, and many that are the technology engines of publicly traded companies.

About CATAAlliance

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The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group, crowdsourcing ideas and guidance from thousands of opt in members in moderated social networks in Canada and key global markets. (No Tech Firm Left Behind) Contact: CATA at