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Do you know any women-led companies in the life science/healthcare industry that Springboard should know about?

From: Marta
Sent on: Thursday, March 8, 2012 8:39 PM

All -

I'm not sure if any of you are in the biotech/health space, but wanted to share the following with all entrepreneurs in the 'Burgh!

~ Marta



We recently launched our Springboard 2012 life science forum program and are searching for the most promising high-growth companies in the life science industry that are led by women.

Do you know any women entrepreneurs running biotech, device or health IT companies that would benefit from being surrounded with a team of expert advisors, investors and entrepreneurs to help them find investment or secure strategic partners? We are on the lookout for great companies through April 3 for our 2012 community-driven accelerator program and find that direct referrals and introductions are the best source for recruiting the most promising companies.   


I've attached additional details and would love if you could either forward this along to companies in your network or share any company recommendations you have with us directly.


Here are the criteria for your reference:



  • Company must have a woman in a key management position with a significant equity stake
  • Company must have a track record of milestone achievement, which may include: grants, clients, revenue
  • Company must have a credible core management team or ability to attract one
  • Company must be in the life science industry, broadly defined to include bitoech, device, health IT and other subsectors (NOTE: applications for media and technology companies will open in mid-April)


Springboard is a community-driven accelerator for high-growth, women-led companies - we have 11 years of experience in running our forum program and have amassed an incredible network that serve as our advisors and alumnae, including folks from Merck, J&J, Pfizer, angel groups and VCs, entrepreneurs like Linda Hall Keller of MinuteClinic (fka QuickMedX) and many others.  


We select no more than 10 companies to go through our program and we surround each company with a "Personal Advisory Board" of investors and seasoned entrepreneurs who help open doors to potential investors and partners. 

Please refer potential candidates to for more information or have them contact me at [masked] or [address removed]. Applications are open through April 3.


Thank you for your help and support!





Joshua Henderson
Director of Programming, Springboard Enterprises
[masked] / [address removed] / @springboardent



About Springboard: Life Science 2012

Springboard Enterprises is recruiting women-led businesses in the Life Science sector to participate in its 23rd forum program, a community-driven accelerator designed exclusively for investment-ready, women-led companies seeking equity investments and strategic partnerships. The program leverages 11 years of connections to give 10 selected participants access to opportunities for relationship building with investors, seasoned entrepreneurs and the Springboard Life Science Council. Companies will also have targeted in-person and virtual coaching sessions with industry experts, and a variety of presentation assessment opportunities that will provide multiple layers of feedback and connections with potential investors and partners. Applications are open through April 3. To learn more go to


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