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Accelerator for women-led startups Springboard Enterprises Australia announces fourth intake

Springboard Enterprises Australia has announced the 10 startups taking part in the fourth intake of its women-led accelerator program. Through the program, the organisation will look to help these startups become investor-ready.

The program, which does not take any equity, aims to address the funding gap facing women entrepreneurs by taking them through a series of bootcamps and connecting them with a network of advisors, investors, and alumni in order to open up investment and mentoring opportunities.

Twenty-six Australian companies have gone through the program since its local launch in 2013; the organisation reports that 70 percent of these companies have raised a combined $68 million in funding, with a third expanding internationally.

Among those who took part in last year’s program are HealthKit, which earlier this year raised $1.6 million, OpenAgent, which raised $6 million last June, and Starts at 60, which received a strategic investment from Seven West Media in February.

The global Springboard network has helped over 600 female-driven businesses get off the ground since 2000, with these businesses raising over $7 billion.

This year’s participants are:

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Aerosafe Risk Management – Kimberly Turner

Aerosafe is a risk management company that helps companies around the world wit

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PlanDo – Anne Moore

PlanDo is a career management platform helping people create development plans and perform better, and helping managers get the most out of their teams.

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EpiSoft – Jennifer O’Neill
EpiSoft creates software helping medical researchers conduct and track trials.
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Booking Boss is an online booking system for businesses in the tourism industry.
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Konnective – Julie Bray
Konnective is a messaging app for companies.
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Mentorloop – Lucy Lloyd
Mentorloop is an online platform connecting mentors and mentees.
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Social Folio – Tori Bownman
Social.Folio helps modelling agents track their clients’ social media followings.
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KinChip Systems – Cath Resnick
KinChip creates products that combine psychological, sociological, biological and technical research and innovations to create insights that empower users.
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Victus Health – Michelle Ridgway
Victus Health allows healthcare professionals to create personalised, easy to follow nutrition and diet plans for clients.
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Obzervr – Tania Walter
Obzervr helps companies in the resources sector track environmental data to help them make better informed decisions.




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