Springboard Selects Ten Fast Forward Women-led Ventures for 2013 Accelerator Program

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Springboard’s Expert Network of Seasoned Entrepreneurs Now Numbers 537

Joining the 527 companies of the Springboard portfolio, ten women-founded and led companies will meet in New York City to participate in a Bootcamp to kick off its 24th Accelerator Program. These technology companies, selected by the experts from Springboard’s esteemed Media/Tech Council and global network of experts, have built products and services that offer attractive investment opportunities for investors or potential partners.

“We have found a group of the most remarkable entrepreneurs with some serious successes already under their belt,” said Kay Koplovitz, CEO of Koplovitz and Co. and Chairman of Springboard Enterprises, “and it is an honor to have these women join the Springboard Expert Network, adding an incredible breadth and depth of expertise to our entrepreneurial talent pool.”

Since 2000, Springboard Accelerator Programs have recruited and promoted high-growth technology and healthcare companies with globally recognized brands like Zipcar, Constant Contact, iRobot, ViaCell, Achillion, Blurb and Minute Clinic, all of which are led by or founded by women. By joining Springboard, they benefit from access to hundreds of other innovators, investors and industry experts that are the human capital in this powerhouse network.

The Springboard: 2013 Media/Tech Class consists of ten early-stage companies led by women entrepreneurs with the potential to build the next generation of global brands:

  • 30 Second Mobile, Elisa All, Founder & CEO         
  • Blueye, Shannon Smith, Founder                
  • Cream.hr, Caitlin MacGregor, CEO & Co-founder        
  • Crowdnetic, Luan Cox, Founder & CEO                                 
  • FEM, Inc, Rachel Payne, CEO                                 
  • Indira, Carrie Mantha, Founder & CEO                            
  • Modalyst, Jill Sherman CEO & Co-founder                     
  • Tactile Finance, Nicole Hamilton, Founder & CEO     
  • weeSpring, Allyson Downey, CEO & Co-Founder    

To learn more about these companies, visit: http://sb.co/programs/mediatech-2013

About Springboard Enterprises:
Venture-catalyst Springboard Enterprises is the premier platform where influencers, investors and innovators meet to help women build ‘big businesses starting small’. Springboard sources, qualifies, showcases and supports women-led growth companies seeking equity capital for product development and expansion. Over 500 women-led companies have gone through Springboard's accelerator programs; raising over $6 billion in financing, creating tens of thousands of new jobs, and generating billions of dollars in annual revenues. More than 80% of Springboard companies are currently doing business including 10 IPOs and many that are now the technology engines of publicly traded companies. For more information about Springboard, please visit sb.co or follow us on Twitter @SpringboardEnt.

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Springboard is supported by these institutions: Aetna, CA Technologies, .CO, Covington & Burling LLP, Dell, The George Washington University, and Venable LLP. Accelerator sponsors are American Express, Aon, Mintz Levin and ReadyTalk, as well as DLA Piper and Thomson Reuters.

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