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AllThingsLifeSciences/CleanTech: 2010 Supporting Organizations
Using a community-building approach, we are reaching out to many sector and women’s business organizations across the country for support in identifying women-led companies to apply for the program. In return for helping promote the event to their membership and network, Supporting Organizations will be featured below, recognized on our printed materials, and will receive a complimentary pass to our regional in-person events including the Bootcamp in Boston, MA.
List of Supporting Organizations
Below are our current Supporting Organizations, to date:
Why Become a Supporting Organization?
Here are a few compelling reasons to become a Supporting Organization:
- Access to our National Network of Women Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Trusted Advisors – Springboard Portfolio companies include Athenix, Minute Clinic, Via Cell, iRobot, Zipcar and hundreds of others, which have generated positive returns for investors. 7 IPOs on the NASDAQ. 80% of portfolio companies still in operation as merged or independent entities.
- Participate at In-Person Events – Receive a complimentary pass to join our companies, investors and industry experts at our Bootcamp program in Boston, MA and our other regional events.
- Visibility – Supporting Organizations receive recognition on our website and in printed program materials. If applicable, we are also happy to promote your upcoming events through our network.
Expectations of Supporting Organizations
Here are a few of the ways Supporting Organizations commit to supporting the program:
- Promoting AllThingsLifeSciences/CleanTech: 2010 to your membership via printed and online newsletters, blogs, and/or e-mail at least three times during the application period (Feb 1-15; Feb 15-28; Mar 1-17)
- Making introductions to investors as potential program participants (as appropriate)
- Providing a link to www.springboardenterprises.org from your own web site and adding us to your event calendar
Current Supporting Organizations
- 128 Innovation Capital Group
The 128 Innovation Capital Group has been meeting continuously for over 25 years, fulfilling its mission of fostering an environment where innovation flourishes. The 128 Innovation Capital Group provides the forum where Entrepreneurs can meet Investors, Talented and Experienced Managers and Service Providers who will enable their organizations to become successful enterprises.
Astia is a unique, global not-for-profit organization. They provide innovative programs that ensure companies gain access to capital, achieve and sustain high-growth, and develop the executive leadership of the founding team. Designed for startups at all stages, the Astia programs are implemented by more than 700 members of the Astia Advisor Network that includes more than 100 former and current CEOs and 125 investors. Astia is an extremely committed community of advisors, investors, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs.
- Center for Women & Enterprise
Established in 1995, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women start and grow their own businesses. CWE is a national leader among women's business development agencies. CWE has served over 15,000 entrepreneurs. CWE offers education, training, technical assistance, women's business enterprise certification and access to both debt and equity capital to entrepreneurs at every stage of business development. Their clients are drawn from a wide variety of racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, spanning the range from women living in public housing who may want to start home-based or small retail businesses to women running fast growth, multi-million dollar technology businesses. As a non-profit, charitable organization, CWE provides scholarships for its services in order to serve all women, regardless of their ability to pay.
- Cleantech Open
The Cleantech Open finds, funds and fosters the most promising cleantech startup companies on the planet. We provide the infrastructure and processes to develop and motivate entrepreneurs and early stage companies creating clean, environmentally sustainable technologies.
- Environmental Business Cluster
The Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) is a non-profit clean energy and environmental technology commercialization center in San Jose, CA. The Environmental Business Cluster assists emerging clean energy and environmental technology companies in reaching the market. The Environmental Business Cluster provides business assistance programs and aids in the formation of technology partnerships and industry networks. During our 15 years of experience, the Environmental Business Cluster has helped more than 150 businesses commercialize and market their products.
- Indiana Health Industry Forum
The diverse members of the Indiana Health Industry Forum generate the collective voice of the state’s health and life science industry. The Forum connects key stakeholders to: enhance business networks, advocate for member interests, develop workforce skills, and provide strategic vision in the interest of growing the state’s health industry economy and reputation.
- JumpStart, Inc.
JumpStart is a nationally recognized venture development organization that accelerates the progress of high potential, early-stage businesses. Through the depth of its entrepreneurial team and breadth of its high value resources, JumpStart improves client success in achieving the milestones and raising the follow-on capital necessary to create wealth. In doing so, JumpStart strives to create a more prosperous future for Northeast Ohio.
- Maryland Biotechnology Center
The Maryland Biotechnology Center was created in 2009 by Governor Martin O'Malley as one of the first initiatives of BioMaryland 2020 - the State Strategic Plan for Life Sciences delivered by the Maryland Life Sciences Advisory Board. The Center is your portal to programs and resources intended to grow and strengthen the State's bioscience community. The Center, in collaboration with some of the State’s finest partner programs, will serve to integrate entrepreneurial strategies to stimulate the transformation of scientific discovery and intellectual assets into capital formation and business development.
- Massachsetts Technology Transfer Center
The Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC) has a government mandate to help any inventor in any non-profit research institution to commercialize his or her technology. MTTC helps entrepreneurs to start companies and researchers to market their patents through a broad array of high quality programs and resources.
MedTech is a not-for-profit regional trade association comprised of Upstate New York technology manufacturers, research institutions, allied professional services and economic development organizations. Launched October 2004, MedTech’s mission is to accelerate the commercialization of the bioscience and medical technologies industry by developing the relationships, tools and programs that enable individuals, companies and organizations to thrive as they bring tomorrow’s medical solutions to the marketplace today.
MichBio is the statewide trade association for Michigan’s biosciences industry. It is committed to driving bio-industry growth by creating high-value opportunities for education, collaboration, networking, and advocacy, and by providing services and resources that foster a flourishing environment for bioscience businesses. MichBio members include life sciences companies, academic and research institutions, bioscience service providers, and related organizations.
- Rockville Economic Development
Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI), is a public-private partnership formed in 1997 by the City of Rockville, Maryland, to strengthen and broaden the city's economic base through business recruitment, retention, and expansion programs. Rockville is committed to economic development and through REDI is proactive in its efforts to support existing industry and attract new businesses. There is no charge for REDI's services. REDI offers guidance and support to ensure that business ventures in this city are successful.
- San Jose Biocenter
Accelerating the commercialization of science, the San Jose BioCenter provides a new generation of specialized facilities; capital equipment; laboratory services; and commercialization support for emerging science and technology companies. The BioCenter is a new, time and cost efficient model to commercialize innovation for emerging science and technology companies. Since inception, the life science and clean technology companies of the BioCenter have raised more than $1B in capital and have created more than 800 direct jobs.
- Small Business Television
SBTV.com - Small Business Television is THE site for all things small business. Featuring a daily video update of the small business news and issues making headlines, a vast library of online videos about how to start, manage, market and grow your business and a robust online community of small business owners, you'll surely wonder how you ever lived without it! SBTV.com, small business is our only business.
- Tech Collective
Tech Collective is Rhode Island’s Information Technology and Bioscience Industry Association. Uniting industry, government and academic stakeholders, our mission is to inspire, engage, educate and employ a high-skill, high-wage Knowledge Economy in Rhode Island. Since its transition from the Rhode Island Technology Council (RITEC) in 2004, Tech Collective has received more than $6M in federal, state and private grant funding to foster industry collaboration, awareness and development through events and initiatives including: GRRL Tech, Women in Technology, Bio-Ed, Tech Laureates’ Night and STEM-based education and training programs for K-16 students as well as incumbent and transitioning workers.
- The Capital Network
The Capital Network (TCN) is Boston’s largest non-profit providing education, resources and a community to entrepreneurs seeking early-stage investment. As a hub of entrepreneurship in New England, they help connect entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capital, enterprise customers, strategic investors, state and federal agencies, educational institutions, students, and sponsoring service providers around issues of early stage finance.
- UC Berkeley, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is an internationally recognized program and the primary locus at Berkeley for the study and promotion of entrepreneurship and new enterprise development. The center fosters teaching of successful entrepreneurship and innovation, encourages Berkeley students in the creation of new businesses, creates and disseminates knowledge on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance to the business and university communities, facilitates interaction between the entrepreneurial community and the university and seeks collaborations and partnerships in support of its goals.
- University of Florida Office of Technology Licensing
The Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) at the University of Florida was established in 1985 to work with inventors to facilitate the transfer of technologies created at UF to the commercial sector for public benefit. They are dedicated to assisting employees who feel they have something new and useful, that is potentially patentable or copyrightable.
- Women in Bio
Women in Bio (WIB) was founded in October 2001 by four women with the goal of bringing female entrepreneurs and executives together to support each other in developing successful biotechnology or life sciences businesses. Since its creation, the WIB membership has expanded to include women of all generations at all stages of their careers. Today, this vibrant national organization includes women executives, entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, students, and women in professional fields that serve the life sciences industry, all of whom share an interest in science and entrepreneurship.
- Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology
WEST is a non-profit organization for women in science and technology who are existing entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and those who want to become innovative leaders and enhance their professional and personal development. Their goal is to inspire women in science and technology to achieve accomplishments and recognition in their organizations and have an impact in their communities.
- Women's Association of Venture & Equity, Inc.
The Women's Association of Venture and Equity (WAVE) is a nonprofit organization, which was founded in 2003 and is committed to the development and advancement of women in private equity and venture capital. WAVE achieves this objective through a series of developmental and networking events organized in financial centers each year.
Click here for an overview of the AllThingsLifeSciences/CleanTech: 2010 program.
If you have any additional questions about becoming a Supporting Organizations, please contact Joshua Henderson, Director of Programming at 202-242-8066 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.