Welcome to the Learning Center
Springboard Enterprises is reaching women entrepreneurs from start-up to exit!
There are 10 million women entrepreneurs in the United States. While over 1000 of them have participated in Springboard's Venture Capital Forum and Educational Programs, the goal of the Learning Center is to reach even farther and make Springboard's programming available to all women entrepreneurs, current Springboard participants, Springboard alumnae, and women new to Springboard. The site is stocked with direct contact information for valuable local resources and common sense explanations of key elements associated with fundraising, business planning, and other entrepreneurial processes. This content is supported with a robust archive of hundreds of video clips of entrepreneurs providing proof of how success can be achieved. Whether you are creating your business plan, actively raising capital, or growing your fully-financed company, the Learning Center is provided to prepare and guide you.
A Virtual Bootcamp...
Currently, the Learning Center is designed to give you access to a "virtual bootcamp" based on Springboard programs that give women insight into the most critical pieces of the equity raising process. You will hear directly from the people who know how to do it: investors and entrepreneurs who have successfully raised capital.
Together, the sections of the Learning Center provide tips, guidebooks, and glossaries, revealing the secret handshake of the equity markets.
- Equity Capital Market Fundamentals Determine what source of capital is best for your business. If equity capital is the most appropriate option, benefit from the tutorial that we've created on how to navigate the equity capital markets, including information on what equity capital is and how to access it.
- Creating Your Pitch Learn about the main elements of a successful venture pitch and get advice from some of the best in the business about how you can secure a meeting with a venture capitalist.
- Business Plan Guide Get tips on how to craft your business plan, an essential, ever-changing road map, detailing the strategy that an entrepreneur plans to employ to make her vision a reality.
- Tools, Resources, and Videos In these sections, find a selection of tools, contacts, resources, and video clips through which you can browse at your convenience. The various items are organized by topic so that you can select those that are most relevant to your needs.
Equity Capital Market Fundamentals
Creating Your Pitch
Doing The Deal
Springboard Tools For Launching Your Business