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:
Aerosafe Risk Management – Kimberly Turner
Aerosafe is a risk management company that helps companies around the world wit
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.