Grant Thornton & Springboard Australia – Calling on all Women Lead Entrepreneurs

Paul Gooley – National Head of Corporate Finance of Grant Thornton Australia

About Springboard Enterprises
Springboard Enterprises is a global non-profit where entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts meet to build great women-led businesses. The 500 women-led companies that have participated in a Springboard accelerator over the last 12 years have raised more than .5 billion in financing, including 10 IPOs, and legions of high value M&As. Notably, 82% of these companies are still in business, generating billion in revenues and creating tens of thousands of new jobs.

Application Criteria
– A woman in a senior position with a significant equity stake
– A qualified and profitable market opportunity with competitive advantage
– A track record of milestone achievement, e.g. grants, clients, revenue
– A credible core management team or ability to attract one
– Headquartered in or have significant operations in Australia

Entrepreneur Benefits:
• A multi-stage applicant screening process involving panels of investors and subject matter experts
• Virtual coaching program for selected companies
• Induction of selected companies as Springboard alumnae, providing a lifetime of ongoing support
• Facilitated “feedback-driven” meetings and pitch opportunities with prospective investors & partners
• Exposure to network of venture capitalists, angel investors and business executives

Priority Application Deadline – December 15, 2012
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